Tony Pulis Impressed With New West Brom Players Following Victory Against Bournemouth

The Welshman's previous deal at The Hawthorns was set to expire next summer

The Welshman's previous deal at The Hawthorns was set to expire next summer

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

Ahmed Hegazi, a loan signing from Al Ahly, scored the only goal with a header just after the half-hour mark as the Baggies celebrated Pulis signing a one-year contract extension with the flawless start to their Premier League campaign. "I think the supporters and everybody around the football club wants to see that", he said, in quotes reported by BBC Sport.

"They've got to be players that improve us".

Jay Rodriguez, another off-season arrival for the Baggies, had gone close on a couple of occasions prior to Hegazi's header, while Bournemouth looked uncharacteristically bereft of attacking verve in their quest for an equaliser.

Welshman Pulis was contracted to the Baggies until the end of the 2017/18 campaign and extended his deal following talks with club chairman John Williams.

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"We've taken Ahmed out of Egyptian football and he looks to be a really good buy for us".

"The squad is just not strong enough".

It has also been alleged that the Baggies have been considering a move for out-of-favour defender Thomas Vermaelen, who would give the Midlands-based outfit invaluable experience of the Premier League through his time at Arsenal, having lost Darren Fletcher earlier in the transfer window.

Bournemouth have now conceded goals from set-pieces on three successive visits to The Hawthorns, and only West Brom's poor finishing prevented a heavier defeat, with Rodriguez twice curling the ball beyond the near post.

"I've said all along that we are in a building phase which requires a step by step process". I thought we were ready.

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