West Brom Vs. West Ham: Own Goal Gift From Hammers Has Baggies Up Three

Amidst the news that West Brom looks revitalized post-Roberto di Matteo is the day Winston Reid is having at the Hawthorns. The New Zealand international, getting a rare start in defense for West Ham, could have been called for two penalties already, had the official not taken pity on a side already down 2-0. Now, near the half hour mark, Reid has put one into his own net, making it 3-0, West Brom.

The goal came on a dead ball crossed in from the left. Graham Dorrans' service swung in toward the far post, though no Baggie was a the end of the ball. Winston Reid, however, was, sliding back toward his own goal. The ball dropped and hit Reid, deflecting directly into the West Ham goal.

Now just minutes before halftime, West Ham will need a Newcastlian comeback to get a point in what's being considered a relegation six pointer. To do so, the Hammers would be best served to completely scrap their first half plan, because 3-0 is actually a very fortunate score.

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