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Daniel Ayala pounces late for Boro to bring West Brom back to earth

As a keen student of military history who spends his spare time touring foreign battlefields and studying the modus operandi of assorted generals, Tony Pulis fully appreciates the importance of patience. Middlesbrough’s manager had to wait until stoppa…

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Matt Phillips at the double in West Brom’s 7-1 dismantling of QPR

West Brom ran riot in their Championship encounter at The Hawthorns. Six second-half goals meant they romped to victory and leave QPR still looking for their first point of the season.Matt Phillips had given Albion a 29th-minute lead against his former…

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Middlesbrough cope without Traoré in home win over Sheffield United

• Pulis’s side remain unbeaten after first victory of season• Late equaliser earns West Brom a draw at Nottingham ForestMiddlesbrough proved they possess plenty of cut and thrust without Adama Traoré as Sheffield United lost 3-0 at the Riverside.Winger…

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Transfer roundup: Tottenham ‘nowhere near’ Villa’s valuation of Grealish

• Steve Bruce says Spurs yet to lodge formal bid• Burnley make new bid for Middlesbrough’s Ben GibsonTottenham Hotspur have yet to make a formal bid for the Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and are some way off in their valuation of the player, acc…

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Transfer roundup: West Brom reject Burnley’s £16m bid for Jay Rodriguez

• Sean Dyche hoping to seal return of former Burnley striker• Abdoulaye Doucouré signs new five-year contract at WatfordWest Bromwich Albion have rejected a £16m offer from Burnley for Jay Rodriguez.The bid fell well short of West Brom’s valuation of t…

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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Premier League finances: the full club-by-club breakdown and verdict

The 2016-17 accounts of all top-flight clubs and what the figures say about their health. Manchester United top the charts again with a £581m income and £57m profitFinancial figures for 2016-17, for the 20 clubs that were in the Premier League during 2…

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West Brom to appoint Darren Moore as manager after successful interim spell

• Moore took charge for final six games of Premier League season• Former defender has not been a full-time manager beforeWest Bromwich Albion will appoint Darren Moore as their manager after his successful stint in interim charge.Moore took over in Apr…

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Wilfried Zaha strikes as Crystal Palace brush aside West Brom

This game ended up a celebration of Roy Hodgson, with the affection bellowed by both sets of supporters. The home support in the Holmesdale end waited until early in the second half to unfurl their banners of appreciation, with the ground then united i…

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Newcastle v Chelsea, Southampton v Manchester City and more: Premier League clockwatch – live!

Keep up with all the 3pm BST Premier League kick-offsFollow Liverpool v Brighton – live!Latest in-running Premier League tableFeel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 2.12pm BST Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westw…

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Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham

Featuring: City’s outrageous play, Pogba’s haircuts, Pellegrino’s credentials, and have the Baggies found their Special One?• Part 1: Arsenal to LiverpoolPre-season prediction 1st; Current position: 1st Continue reading…

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Premier League of stasis still has a compelling narrative all of its own | Barney Ronay

Somehow, with no title race since 2014 and Manchester City all but wrapping up this one in October, it has still been enthrallingAnd now the end is near. And so we face the final curtain or at best a rather demob-happy, oddly tension-free final flutter…

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Crystal Palace v West Brom: match preview

Two of the division’s form teams meet on the final day, with the occasion little more than a celebration of the two managers. Roy Hodgson’s feat in steering Crystal Palace to safety, despite a chronic injury crisis, having been pointless in mid-October…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A wake is in store in Swansea, Klopp faced with a juggling act and a swansong for Conte and Benítez?This feature, you will note, is called ‘10 Things to Look Out For’ rather than ‘10 Things to Look Forward To’. Thank goodness for that, because there mi…

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The curious case of West Brom, Darren Moore and their relegation | Liam Rosenior

The caretaker manager has had a startling effect on the players and the club must stick with him in the Championship – not only for their own benefit but for that of the national gameHaving secured our Premier League status with the great victory again…

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Chin up West Brom fans. You’ve been through an even worse relegation

In 1985-86, West Brom employed three managers (including two brothers-in-law), lost 26 games, conceded 89 goals, didn’t win a game until late October and were relegated in early AprilBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogThe 1985-86 season was a pret…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Aubameyang can revive Arsenal, Butland lays bare Stoke’s shameful truth and West Ham would be foolish to ditch MoyesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang might not be a classic Arsène Wenger signing because he cost a lot of money and is already close to his peak b…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Jake Livermore’s late winner keeps alive West Brom hopes of staying up

West Brom prolonged their hopes of staging a sensational late escape from relegation thanks to Jake Livermore’s scrambled winning goal in stoppage time against Tottenham.The stay of execution will last only a few hours if Southampton win at Goodison Pa…