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Bournemouth’s automatic promotion received a setback as West Brom produced one of the comfortable football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. Alex Mowatt opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Andy Carroll doubled their advantage in the 12th minute. Bournemouth dominated the possession but was unable to find the back of the net because of some poor finishing. The results meant that the visitor’s five-game unbeaten streak came to an end.

Managers Reaction 

West Brom’s Steve Bruce: “There’s a glimmer (of hope) but we have to be realistic as well. It’s going to take an almighty push but there are that many teams chasing. But we’re not giving up. I’m as frustrated as the fans are. Unfortunately, that inconsistency has cost us and that’s the frustration because we know we’ve got decent players. Let’s hope we can get to the levels. The goals were well taken and I’m delighted for Andy in particular – just to see him fit and well and playing with heart and determination. That’s why fans enjoy watching him and that’s why he’s been a cult hero wherever he’s played. If he stays fit, he’s always a handful.”

Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “It was a bump in the road. I thought overall we conceded two sloppy goals and they were really poor goals on our part. It was something I didn’t see coming. There was an argument for a foul on Jordan Zemura for the first but it was a good finish and the second was a really poor goal from our point of view. I was surprised with the two goals because we have been very good in those moments, but we can’t give up those goals like this and expect to score three at a place like this.”

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