Egyptian Ahmed Hegazi scores winner on West Brom debut

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The Pharaohs international's goal proved decisive as Baggies overcame Cherries on Saturday

New signing Ahmed Hegazi flourished as West Bromwich Albion made a winning start to their Premier League campaign.

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The Egyptian international who arrived on loan from Al Ahly this summer made an instant impression on Baggies fans as he scored the decisive goal against Bournemouth.

Hegazy headed home a Chris Brunt free-kick after 30 minutes into the match as Albion hung on to win the match 1-0 at The Hawthorns. 

The 26-year-old came close to doubling his tally but saw his effort from close range sail over.

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He then retreated to his job at the heart of West Brom’s defence where he got involved in a physical matchup with Bournemouth's  Congolese attacker Benik Afobe whom he contained admirably.

Cameroon defender Allan Nyom also featured in Albion’s backline alongside the Egyptian. 

The win capped a good week for Tony Pulis, who also agreed to a one-year contract extension 

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