It was a disappointing evening for West Bromwich Albion last night, with Darren Moore’s side suffering their second defeat of the season at the hands of Middlesbrough.
The game looked like heading for a goalless draw, but in injury time at the end of the second-half, Daniel Ayala slashed home a shot into Sam Johnstone’s bottom corner, sending Boro back to the top of the Championship table.
The Baggies have made a steady start to the season, picking up seven points from a possible 15.
There are still areas of Moore’s side that need improving, with West Brom’s supporters far from convinced by the defensive unit of Tosin Adarabioyo, Kyle Bartley and Ahmed Hegazi.
The latter was one person who received plenty of criticism last night, with the 27-year-old struggling to deal with Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite.
Here is the best of what West Brom’s supporters were saying following his contribution…
“The Club have a problem with my age…” If that’s why we let a player of GMac’s defensive quality leave someone needs to be questioned hard. What we’re missing is exactly a GMac type at the back, not a liability like Hegazi. #wba https://t.co/bfFNNDJsNR
— David Jones (@PerfidusAlbion) August 25, 2018
Hegazi is actually rubbish isn’t he #wba
— Steve (@pennwba) August 25, 2018
— inderjit singh (@DesiBaggie) August 25, 2018
Brunt is not a CM and was poor. Time for Field. Hegazi was atrocious. Time for Dawson. We are starting games far too slowly and still conceding ridiculous late goals. Goal by Boro was embarrassing. Jones claim of a possible 100 points is clearly a no go. #wba
— raymondpbutler (@raymondpbutler) August 25, 2018
Formation works, however Hegazi doesn't, he really needs to be dropped now as he is a liability, he has shown this in every game so far. Midfield doesn't work either drop them both or drop one. The two teams we have played with anything about them have made us look average #wba
— loyalwestbrom (@loyalwestbrom) August 24, 2018
Dawson rightly getting stick for misjudging the header but we looked better with him bringing ball out & switching play. Hegazi & Bartley only end up playing us into trouble. There's no trust between the 2 of them #wba
— Adam. K. (@A_Kemo26) August 24, 2018
Hegazi, Gibbs and Brunt need to be dropped for Stoke simple #wba
— Arry Gill (@ArryGill) August 24, 2018