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Defenders strike to end West Brom's winless run

13 Jan 2018
West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

Headers by Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson end 20-match streak without victory and earns first PL win under Alan Pardew

West Bromwich Albion ended their 20-match unbeaten run in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at The Hawthorns. 

The hosts took the lead after four minutes when Jay Rodriguez flicked on Matt Phillips’s corner and Jonny Evans converted a far-post header.

West Brom might have been two goals up when Craig Dawson played a one-two with Salomon Rondon only to be denied by Mat Ryan.

But Dawson got on the scoresheet 10 minutes after half-time with another header from a corner, this time Chris Brunt’s, to earn West Brom their first victory since a 1-0 win at Burnley on 19 August.

The Baggies remain 19th but are within two points behind 16th-placed Southampton. Brighton are 15th.

See: West Brom report | Brighton report

Next fixtures

West Brom: 20 Jan v Everton (A)
Brighton: 20 Jan v Chelsea (H)

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