- First WBA win in 21 PL matches
- Pardew’s first WBA PL win, too
- Baggies strike twice off corners
- Gulls one PL win in last 12
The win is the Baggies’ first in league play since August, and its second-straight win after an FA Cup defeat of Exeter City last weekend.
West Brom is 19th with 19 points, while Brighton is 15th with 23 points.
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Evans put West Brom on the right track — and added a few dollars to the Baggies’ asking price — when he headed in off an early corner.
It could have been 2-0. Matty Phillips effort into the box was blocked by the arm of Glenn Murray, but it was not deemed penalty-worthy.
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Jay Rodriguez had an early second half shot blocked inside the six as the Baggies sought a second. He’d then drag a shot wide of goal in the 51st.
Dawson gave West Brom its second in the 55th off yet another set piece, a corner driven to the penalty spot and headed off the ground with violence.
Murray set Anthony Knockaert up for a left-footer that tore over the goal.