Junior Stanislas' late winner helped Bournemouth
Eddie Howe made two changes to his last lineup, with Josh King and Jordon Ibe returning to the side in place of Lys Mousset and Charlie Daniels. West Brom made three changes, with Jonny Evans among those restored to the side after missing last weekend's defeat to Leicester through illness.
West Brom began the game quite brightly but couldn't make the most of a few half-chances, with Jay Rodriguez shooting straight at Asmir Begovic with one of them. Bournemouth suffered an early blow when Simon Francis was forced off with a knock, and Daniels replaced him.
Bournemouth were very sloppy with possession but West Brom couldn't make them pay, Jake Livermore flicking a cross just over Jay Rodriguez's head. At the other end, Bournemouth appealed for a penalty when King went down under Ahmed Hegazi's challenge, but referee Graham Scott waved away the appeals.
A much-needed spark was added to the game when Livermore and Adam Smith thundered into a 50-50 ball which resulted in handbags between the two teams and bookings for both players - Smith for the challenge, Livermore for his protests. Scott also dismissed a weak penalty appeal from Salomon Rondon.
The game got the goal that it sorely needed early in the second half, and it went to the visitors. Kieran Gibbs sent in a good cross from the left and Rondon rose highest to head the ball down to Rodriguez. He took a touch before firing past Begovic to give West Brom the lead that they arguably deserved.
Bournemouth fashioned almost no chances for the next 25 minutes, so their equaliser came completely out of the blue. W
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King and Wilson up top
A Smith also in starting XI
Daniels, Mousset on bench
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