McAuley snatches draw for West Brom

West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion played out to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, with Gareth McAuley scoring the equaliser for the Baggies with virtually the last kick of the game.

  • West Ham United 2 West Bromwich Albion 2
  • Chadli shows skill to add the first
  • Feghouli strikes the equaliser   
  • Lanzini hits second
  • McAuley nods home to make it 2-2

Match summary

West Brom started well and would take the lead when Nacer Chadli showed good skill to finish past Darren Randolph.

The hosts upped the pressure and eventually earned a deserved equaliser when Sofiane Feghouli followed up after a great save by Ben Foster to convert a 63rd minute rebound.

Manuel Lanzini gave the Irons the lead with a great strike from outside of the box, but Gareth McAuley equalised with the last action of the game.

Full Report

It was West Bromwich Albion who started brightly and would soon take the lead in the sixth minute when Nacer Chadli struck home after good work from James Morrison. The Belgian showed good skill to nutmeg Cheikhou Kouyate before firing past Darren Randolph.

Salomon Rondon would then clip the bar with a swerving volley in the 14th minute with Randolph beaten. West Ham nearly got back in the game when in the 31st minute Michail Antonio saw his header cleared off the line.

Just before the break, Antonio went close again but his header from Robert Snodgrass' cross went wide. After the interval, the pressure would eventually pay dividends when Sofiane Feghouli equalised from a rebound after Ben Foster had superbly saved Manuel Lanzini's shot on to the bar.

Foster would be a key man in the closing stages as the Hammers kept pouring forward. He made a full length diving save from Jonathan Calleri who tested the England international with a stinging effort. Yet, he stood no chance when Lanzini hit an effort into the back of the net from outside of the box in the 86th minute.

However, Gareth McAuley grabbed a fortunate late equaliser when he nodded home deep into injury time to give the Baggies a point from their visit to London.

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