Newcastle United handed a point by West Bromwich Albion’s unlucky Evans

Fleetingly it seemed as if joy had returned to The Hawthorns, as goals by Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field put West Bromwich Albion on course for their first victory since August. But instead the home side ended up clinging on for a point, as their two-goal lead was whittled away by a Newcastle United side also in urgent need of a change of form.

Ciaran Clark cut the deficit by heading home in the 59th minute and then, six minutes from time, Jonny Evans deflected a free-kick by Matt Ritchie into his own goal. Newcastle had avoided a fifth straight defeat and Albion continue to search for a win, as well as a new manager.

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