Preston North End 2 West Brom 3 – Player ratings

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Dwight Gayle was the standout performer for West Bromwich Albion once again as Darren Moore’s side saw off Preston North End 3-2 at Deepdale. 

It might well be early days – but would you rather be West Brom or Stoke City?

A brilliant free-kick won the match for the Baggies and was enough to see off a spirited resurgence from Alex Neil’s side.

After an uneventful first half, Jay Rodriguez put the visitors in front just three minutes after the break, heading home impressively from Jake Livermore’s cross.

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It stayed that way until the 71st minute when Andrew Hughes bent home a brilliant free-kick to level the scores for the home side.

But the Baggies came back strong and own goal from Ben Davies and a terrific free-kick from Dwight Gayle made the points safe, despite a late second from Alan Brownhill for the home side.

In what was an uneventful game for the Leicester City loanee, a brilliant free-kick from Dwight Gayle won the match for the Baggies and was enough to see off a spirited resurgence from Alex Neil’s side.

After the match, the club’s official Twitter account reported on the Gayle goal with an ironic ‘shock’ that the striker had scored again.

But the Baggies came back strong and own goal from Ben Davies and a terrific free-kick from Gayle made the points safe, despite a late second from Alan Brownhill for the home side.

Darren get on that phone to Newcastle and Sign Gayle permanently. He looks so content here with us Baggies.Boing! Boing!

After an uneventful first half, Jay Rodriguez put the visitors in front just three minutes after the break, heading home impressively from Jake Livermore’s cross.

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