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Harper gets West Brom off the mark

26 Jan 2018
Rekeem Harper, West Brom

Baggies see off Ipswich to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching knockout stage

West Bromwich Albion earned their first win in Group E by beating Ipswich Town 2-1 at St George's Park.

Alex Bradley curled in the opener and Rekeem Harper (pictured top) netted a deflected effort to double the lead just before half-time.

Shane McLoughlin pulled one back in the 73rd minute but the Baggies held on to keep their hopes of reaching the round of 16 alive.

West Brom are bottom of the group on three points, three behind Sheffield United and Ipswich, with Aston Villa top on nine points after four matches.

The top two teams in each of the eight groups progress to the last 16. 

Watch Bradley's opening goal 

See: West Brom report

Next fixtures

West Brom: 29 Jan v Fulham (H) PL2
Ipswich: 12 Feb v Aston Villa (A) PL Cup

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