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Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

Loan star Hegazi gives West Brom victory

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Egyptian international defender Ahmed Hegazi scored the only goal as West Brom edged Bournemouth 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

It was a deserved three points for the Baggies who had a hatful of chances to win by a more convincing scoreline.

After Premier League title, Chelsea’s Conte sets sights on FA Cup

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Even as he nursed a thick lip and lamented his sodden suit amid the mayhem of Chelsea’s Premier League title celebrations, Antonio Conte was already targeting his next trophy bid.

The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday to give him glory in his first season in charge.

After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Even as he nursed a thick lip and lamented his sodden suit amid the mayhem of Chelsea’s Premier League title celebrations, Antonio Conte was already targeting his next trophy bid.

The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday to give him glory in his first season in charge.

After title, Conte sets sights on FA Cup

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Even as he nursed a thick lip and lamented his sodden suit amid the mayhem of Chelsea’s Premier League title celebrations, Antonio Conte was already targeting his next trophy bid.

The Chelsea manager said his players should enjoy the success they clinched with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday to give him glory in his first season in charge.

Cahill eager to get Chelsea Premier League title party started

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Defender Gary Cahill admits there was a party atmosphere at Chelsea this week with the Premier League leaders 90 minutes away from clinching a second title in three years.

A “buzzing” Chelsea head to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion on Friday knowing victory will deliver the championship in coach Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.

Shakespeare sees more acts in Leicester season

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Shakespeare insisted Leicester City’s season is not at an end despite the champions reaching 40 points and so all but avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy’s goal secured a 1-0 win for the Foxes at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that took them to 40 points - usually the benchmark tally for avoiding the drop from English football’s top flight.

Vardy strikes to haul Leicester to safety

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

England striker Vardy’s first-half goal, his third in as many seasons at The Hawthorns, gave the Foxes their first win in four league games and took them to 40 points, a total widely regarded as enough to avoid relegation in most seasons.

Klopp hails Mignolet as Liverpool close on Europe

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp singled out much-derided Simon Mignolet for special praise after the goalkeeper stood firm in the face of a West Bromwich Albion barrage to help grind out a priceless 1-0 away win.

Klopp was relieved to see his Liverpool side hold on despite their failure to add a second goal to Roberto Firmino’s first-half header at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Klopp hails Mignolet as Liverpool close on Europe

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp singled out much-derided Simon Mignolet for special praise after the goalkeeper stood firm in the face of a West Bromwich Albion barrage to help grind out a priceless 1-0 away win.

Klopp was relieved to see his Liverpool side hold on despite their failure to add a second goal to Roberto Firmino’s first-half header at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Wenger reveals he’s decided on Arsenal future

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had made a decision about his future following his side’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Wenger, Arsenal’s manager since 1996, has come under heavy pressure since his team’s 10-2 Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich and fans made renewed calls for him to step down at The Hawthorns.

Arsenal face ‘hell of a task’, says Wenger

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side face an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League top four after Saturday’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Craig Dawson scored twice as West Brom condemned Arsenal to a fourth defeat in five league games, which left them five points off the Champions League places.

Arsenal face ‘hell of a task’, says Wenger

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side face an uphill battle to finish in the Premier League top four after Saturday’s dispiriting 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Craig Dawson scored twice as West Brom condemned Arsenal to a fourth defeat in five league games, which left them five points off the Champions League places.

Dawson double darkens Wenger’s Arsenal gloom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Dawson scored two close-range headers as West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dawson put West Brom ahead in the 12th minute, with substitute Hal Robson-Kanu restoring the hosts’ lead after Alexis Sanchez had equalised for Arsenal before Dawson netted his second goal with 15 minutes to play.

Dawson double darkens Wenger’s Arsenal gloom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Craig Dawson scored two close-range headers as West Bromwich Albion piled the pressure on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.

Dawson put West Brom ahead in the 12th minute, with substitute Hal Robson-Kanu restoring the hosts’ lead after Alexis Sanchez had equalised for Arsenal before Dawson netted his second goal with 15 minutes to play.

Arsenal fans fly ‘WENGER OUT’ banner before game

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Disgruntled Arsenal fans paid for a plane trailing an anti-Arsene Wenger banner to fly over The Hawthorns prior to their side’s game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The banner read “NO CONTRACT #WENGER OUT” and was seen flying above the stadium shortly before the Premier League game kicked off.

Arsenal fans fly ‘WENGER OUT’ banner before game

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Disgruntled Arsenal fans paid for a plane trailing an anti-Arsene Wenger banner to fly over The Hawthorns prior to their side’s game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The banner read “NO CONTRACT #WENGER OUT” and was seen flying above the stadium shortly before the Premier League game kicked off.

Wenger grapples for glimpse of Arsenal revival

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday knowing that anything other than victory will spark fresh calls for him to go after two decades in north London.

A 5-0 FA Cup victory over minnows Lincoln last Saturday briefly lifted the pressure on the Frenchman and sent Arsenal into the semi-finals, welcome relief after a turbulent 2017.

Wenger grapples for glimpse of Arsenal revival

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger takes his Arsenal side to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday knowing that anything other than victory will spark fresh calls for him to go after two decades in north London.

A 5-0 FA Cup victory over minnows Lincoln last Saturday briefly lifted the pressure on the Frenchman and sent Arsenal into the semi-finals, welcome relief after a turbulent 2017.

West Bromwich Albion fightback puts pressure on Bournemouth

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion surged back from an early goal down to pile pressure on struggling Bournemouth with a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Tony Pulis’s side trailed to Josh King’s fifth-minute penalty, but goals from defenders Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley turned the game on its head before half-time as Albion won at home for the seventh time in the last eight outings.

West Bromwich Albion fightback puts pressure on Bournemouth

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – West Bromwich Albion surged back from an early goal down to pile pressure on struggling Bournemouth with a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Tony Pulis’s side trailed to Josh King’s fifth-minute penalty, but goals from defenders Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley turned the game on its head before half-time as Albion won at home for the seventh time in the last eight outings.

West Brom set pieces beat Watford

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Coach Tony Pulis ended a bad week on a high note as West Brom beat Watford 3-1 to move above Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Pulis was criticised by a judge this week and ordered to pay back a hefty bonus to ex-club Crystal Palace, but West Brom fans won't mind the blemish on his reputation with three wins from the last five games.

West Brom thrash woeful Burnley 4-0

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion climbed into the top half of the Premier League after scoring three times in the first half in a clinical 4-0 home victory over Burnley on Monday.

Matt Phillips struck after just four minutes at The Hawthorns after Dean Marney inadvertently rolled the ball into his path and even though the away side saw plenty of the ball, West Brom made it 2-0 soon after.

West Brom thrash woeful Burnley 4-0

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion climbed into the top half of the Premier League after scoring three times in the first half in a clinical 4-0 home victory over Burnley on Monday.

Matt Phillips struck after just four minutes at The Hawthorns after Dean Marney inadvertently rolled the ball into his path and even though the away side saw plenty of the ball, West Brom made it 2-0 soon after.

Guardiola hails ‘Special One’ Aguero

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sergio Aguero was branded Manchester City's 'Special One' after ending the worst run of manager Pep Guardiola's career.

Argentina forward Aguero scored twice in the first half against West Bromwich Albion before setting up the third for Ilkay Gundogan, who also grabbed the final goal in City's 4-0 win at the Hawthorns.

Guardiola hails ‘Special One’ Aguero

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sergio Aguero was branded Manchester City's 'Special One' after ending the worst run of manager Pep Guardiola's career.

Argentina forward Aguero scored twice in the first half against West Bromwich Albion before setting up the third for Ilkay Gundogan, who also grabbed the final goal in City's 4-0 win at the Hawthorns.

Aguero brace ends Guardiola barren run

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sergio Aguero's brace ended Pep Guardiola's worst run as a manager as Manchester City turned on the style with a 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Aguero has been linked with a move away from City after being dropped for a Champions League tie at Barcelona recently, but he underlined his value with clinical first-half goals at the Hawthorns.

Aguero brace ends Guardiola barren run

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Sergio Aguero's brace ended Pep Guardiola's worst run as a manager as Manchester City turned on the style with a 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Aguero has been linked with a move away from City after being dropped for a Champions League tie at Barcelona recently, but he underlined his value with clinical first-half goals at the Hawthorns.

Pochettino positive after Baggies draw

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, insisted after a 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion that his delight at the character they had shown outweighed any disappointment with the result.

Victory would have extended Spurs run of victories in all competitions to six, but Pochettino was satisfied to keep his team's record as the only unbeaten Premier League side this season.

Alli spares Spurs blushes in Baggies draw

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Dele Alli rescued a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after it looked as if the Premier League high-flyers might suffer an agonising defeat.

The visitors dominated possession only for Nacer Chadli, a player Spurs sold to West Brom in pre-season, to put the hosts in front eight minutes from time against the run of play.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

Ibe makes point for second-string Liverpool

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jordon Ibe's superb goal gave a much-changed Liverpool side a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday's final day of the Premier League season.

Three days before the Reds face Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel, their manager Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes for their final domestic outing of the campaign.

Ibe makes point for second-string Liverpool

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jordon Ibe's superb goal gave a much-changed Liverpool side a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday's final day of the Premier League season.

Three days before the Reds face Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel, their manager Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes for their final domestic outing of the campaign.

Albion trip plays second fiddle to Euro final

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jurgen Klopp has tried to say all the right things, but Liverpool's Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion will be overshadowed by their looming Europa League final appearance.

Reds boss Klopp is likely to rotate significantly at the Hawthorns on Sunday in order to keep players fresh for the following Wednesday, when his side travel to Basel for the Europa League showpiece against holders Sevilla.

Albion trip plays second fiddle to Euro final

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jurgen Klopp has tried to say all the right things, but Liverpool's Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion will be overshadowed by their looming Europa League final appearance.

Reds boss Klopp is likely to rotate significantly at the Hawthorns on Sunday in order to keep players fresh for the following Wednesday, when his side travel to Basel for the Europa League showpiece against holders Sevilla.

Transfer News

West Brom reject written transfer request from Saido Berahino

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West Bromwich Albion has announced they've rejected a written transfer request handed in by striker Saido Berahino.

In an official statement from the club, West Bromwich stated:

"West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.

"The request has been rejected and the club's position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from Chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.

West Brom reject written transfer request from Saido Berahino

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West Bromwich Albion has announced they've rejected a written transfer request handed in by striker Saido Berahino.

In an official statement from the club, West Bromwich stated:

"West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.

"The request has been rejected and the club's position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from Chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.