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Hegazi scores as West Brom defeat Bournemouth

Hegazi scores as West Brom defeat Bournemouth

Ahmed Hegazi, a loan signing from Al Ahly, scored the only goal with a header just after the half-hour mark as the Baggies celebrated Pulis signing a one-year contract extension with the flawless start to their Premier League campaign.

West Brom's next Premier League game will be up against Burnley, who defeated Chelsea in their opening game of the season, on Saturday, August 19 at Turf Moor.

"I've got full confidence we can bring in the players we need", he said.

Ahmed Hegazy was successful with 72% of his attempted passes against Bournemouth.

Rodriguez was preferred to Salomon Rondon in attack for the hosts and he nearly marked his bow with a goal in the ninth minute, Asmir Begovic saving smartly from the striker's snap-shot. We had really good opportunities and chances, we are not a possession team.

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Jay Rodriguez, another off-season arrival for the Baggies, had gone close on a couple of occasions prior to Hegazi's header, while Bournemouth looked uncharacteristically bereft of attacking verve in their quest for an equaliser.

As well as bringing in the veteran England frontman Jermain Defoe, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has also been able to acquire the services of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and defender Nathan Ake, in a £20million deal, from Chelsea as the south-coast club step up their ambitions to become established among the Premier League elite.

Furthermore, the Egyptian worldwide was dominant aerially and succeeded with 57% of the headed duels that he contested.

He then retreated to his job at the heart of West Brom's defence where he got involved in a physical matchup with Bournemouth's Congolese attacker Benik Afobe whom he contained admirably.