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23 August 2019 Venue The Hawthorns Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

West Bromwich Albion PL2
6 - 0
Sunderland PL2

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Young Baggies set for Sunderland test

23 August 2019

Albion Under-23s will play their third game of the Premier League 2 Division Two season when they host Sunderland at The Hawthorns tonight (ko 7pm).

Michael Appleton’s side bounced back from their opening day defeat at Manchester United by winning 3-1 against Fulham earlier this week thanks to goals from Rayhaan Tulloch, Nick Clayton-Phillips and Jamie Soule.

Meanwhile opponents Sunderland have made a mixed start to the 2019/20 campaign, drawing their first fixture 1-1 at Stoke City before a 2-1 loss at home to Norwich last time out.

Come and back the young Baggies for free if you’re a season ticket holder, or alternatively £5 for adults and just £1 for under-18s.

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Albion PL2 6 Sunderland PL2 0

23 August 2019

Albion’s PL2 side secured a second victory this week with a comfortable win against Sunderland at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

The young Baggies, who beat Fulham 3-1 on Monday, helped themselves to six PL2 points in four days thanks to braces from Chris Willock and Jamie Soule, while individual efforts from Rayhaan Tulloch and Finn Azaz added to the advantage.

Michael Appleton made just one change from his team on Monday, with Josh Griffiths replacing Brad House in goal.

Albion fired in an early opener as Soule capitalised on a misplaced pass before an exchange with Tulloch left him free to tuck home into an open net.

The scorer turned provider as the Albion forward raced down the wing to tee up Willock who converted comfortably from close range.

Then, moments after scoring his first the forward bagged his second by latching on to a Jack Fitzwater free-kick, which he delicately brought down before dispatching past Anthony Patterson in the Sunderland net.

Tulloch fired in Albion's fourth before the break. The young striker accelerated past a defender before shooting across the ‘keeper into the corner of the net.

In the second half, Azaz curled in a sublime strike from the edge of the box, which was followed by Soule's second and the Baggies’ sixth after more impressive work from Willock. 

ALBION: Griffiths; Meredith, Fitzwater, Melbourne, Harmon; Wilding, Azaz; Clayton-Phillips (Solanke 77), Willock (Asomugha 66), Tulloch (White 87); Soule.

Substitutes: House, Taylor.

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