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Manchester United 0-1 West Brom: Red Devils concede title

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  • Win¬†clinches league for Man City
  • Foster makes key saves
  • Rodriguez scores winner

A shocking Jay Rodriguez goal gave West Bromwich Albion a rain-soaked 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, meaning United cannot catch crosstown rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premier League crown.

It’s a first Premier League title for Pep Guardiola, whose team has 87 points, 93 goals, and a 16-point lead on second place United.

West Brom is dead last in the Premier League, now nine points back of safety with four matches to play. But caretaker manager Darren Moore has picked up a beautiful feather for his cap in Manchester.

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Ander Herrera was denied an early penalty off a Romelu Lukaku feed, and United was very much on the front foot against Ben Foster and the Baggies.

Jesse Lingard thought he’d get a penalty for handball in the 64th minute, as the substitute tried to lead a United breakthrough.

Foster made an outstanding slap save on a Lukaku header in the 66th minute, and the Baggies dealt with a pair of ensuing efforts to keep it scoreless.

Lingard hammered a shot that took a slight turn off Chris Brunt, but it wasn’t spotted and West Brom got a goal kick.

Craig Dawson then headed a cross down to the center of the box, where Rodriguez dove to head an opener past David De Gea.

Foster collected a Chris Smalling header at the back post deep into stoppage time.

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West Brom 1-2 Huddersfield Town: Terriers climb

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  • Van la Parra gives Terriers lead
  • Mounie makes it 2-0
  • Dawson pullback not enough

Rajiv Van la Parra and Steve Mounie scored second half goals to boost Huddersfield Town four points clear of the drop zone with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Craig Dawson scored to give the Baggies hope of a comeback, but it was deflated and West Brom is now seven points back of safety with 10 matches to play.

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West Brom saw an early chance fall to Salomon Rondon, but the Venezuelan blazed over the bar.

Huddersfield were unlucky with a chance produced by¬†Florent Hadergjonaj, as an Alex Pritchard shot caught a teammate in the face and the Terriers couldn’t clean up the loose ball.

Matt Phillips provided a typical fine cross to James McClean near the halftime whistle, but the Irish attacker belted it high.

Town took the lead after halftime, as¬†Van la Parra’s mishit cross was rescued by Collin Quaner and sent into the goal by the same man who bungled the cross.

And Mounie made West Brom’s short-term and long-term fate look dim by putting down a second Town marker off an assist from club record signing Pritchard.

Hold on, though.

Dawson had an answer for the hosts off a Chris Brunt cross, and it was nearly level when Jonas Lossl denied Brunt late on.

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West Brom 2-0 Brighton: A win at long last!

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  • 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

Jonny Evans and Craig Dawson gave West Bromwich Albion its first Premier League win in ages, a 2-0 defeat of visiting Brighton and Hove Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

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.

Burnley 2-2 West Bromwich Albion: Clarets nab big point

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  • Baggies keep stumbling
  • Burnley blows lead, comes back
  • Two for Vokes

Every point matters for Burnley, and a Sam Vokes brace made sure the Clarets snared another one with a 2-2 draw with West Brom at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson had scored for disappointing West Brom to erase a 1-0 deficit, but Vokes leveled it late to share the points.

Burnley is eight points ahead of 18th place Swansea, which plays at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, while West Brom has just one win in its last nine Premier League matches. The Baggies sit eighth with 45 points.

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The best chance of the first half went to Burnley, but Ben Foster‘s solid play continued when he kicked Sam Vokes’ shot free of the 18.

It took just over 10 second-half minutes for the Clarets to break through, and it came mere seconds after Ashley Barnes was taken down for what could’ve been a penalty. Vokes kept up his run to the six, where he¬†met Barnes’ dogged work for a 1-0 lead.

Rondon pounced on a chance of his own when James McClean‘s deflected square pass posed a challenge that only the big Venezuelan would answer, coolly touching and turning to make it 1-1 with a 24¬†minutes to play.

Dawson then lost his mark and muscled his way to a headed goal off a 78th minute corner kick, and the Baggies had the lead.

A long looping free kick from Robbie Brady was met by the back of Vokes’ noggin, a second smaller loop dipping under the bar as Foster’s indecisiveness put him in no man’s land.

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West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Bournemouth: Baggies hit 40 points

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  • King converts 5′ PK
  • Boruc gaffe¬†puts WBA in front
  • Dawson scores, leaves injured

Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley scored as West Brom overcame an early concession to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Joshua King converted a penalty to give the Cherries a lead that the Baggies canceled out before halftime.

West Brom hits the 40-point mark with the win, 10 points shy of the Top Four. Bournemouth is now five points shy of the drop zone.

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Jack Wilshere sprung Ryan Fraser into the right side of the box, and Allan Nyom‘s arm bar took him to the turf. Mark Clattenburg pointed to the spot, and King went right to beat Ben Foster.

Dawson fired home from outside the box to bring the Baggies level. Set up by a nice chest trap by Darren Fletcher and some patient work from Nacer Chadli, Dawson’s hard shot took a deflection past Artur Boruc to make it 1-1.

Gareth McAuley completed the fight back when Boruc made a horrible attempt to punch clear a corner and the ball dropped to the West Brom man for a tap into the empty goal.

Salomon Rondon had the Hawthorns howling for a penalty in the 35th minute, but replays proved King to have made a terrific tackle.

Boruc somewhat redeemed himself by stopping a Johnny Evans header before the break.

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The 50th minute saw a scary moment as¬†Dawson’s follow-through on a headed flick connected with the dome of marker Tyrone Mings to leave¬†both on the turf. Dawson went off,¬†and Chadli’s redirected goal was ruled offside literally adding insult to injury.

Chadli’s head appeared to be¬†onside, but the linesman felt otherwise.