Hegazi header earns West Brom all three points


The 26-year-old, who joined on loan from Al Ahly, is one of just three new faces to join Tony Pulis's side this summer, but it's another new signing who West Brom fans were raving about on Twitter after the victory.

In the two seasons since they have finished 14th and 10th.

Ahmed Hegazi scored on his Premier League debut as West Brom beat Bournemouth in a tepid encounter at The Hawthorns.

"I am disappointed. It is unlike us to have so much possession and to not create chances - that is the most disappointing thing", he said.

"We are a smaller, tighter squad then we were at this stage last season but I think the quality is higher and that could be a key difference".

With regard to conversations with club chairman John Williams, the Welshman mentioned having spoken "at great length over the summer", knowing the direction needed that together they "are determined to do".

"We need to get some players in and quickly", he told Sky Sports after the match.

"Neither can we underestimate how hard that is".

"You only have to look at the Championship in recent years to remind yourself how many clubs have fallen through the hoop and how many sets of supporters would love to be where we are now".

"To start well was very important for us". I thought we were ready.

"We must never take that for granted and continue to commit every ounce of our energy to keeping our club in the division every club in the country wants to be in".

Bournemouth ended the match with two-thirds of the possession but only that one shot on target - a hint of the work that manager Eddie Howe has in front of him this season.