GOAL FLASH! West Ham United 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

(9′ mins): West Brom – under the guidance of former Hammers player and manager, Slaven Bilic – have their ambitions firmly set on a return to the Premier League. The Croat made nine changes to the side beaten by Stoke City last time out. Nevertheless, it was the Black County side who created the first opportunity when Darren Randolph was forced to shovel behind a speculative strike from Kyle Edwards.

West Ham hadn’t learned their lesson, and when Conor Townsend found himself in a similar position, he made no mistake – rattling left-footed beyond Randolph and sending the vocal travelling contingent into raptures.

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Brian Jeeves

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