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On this day in 2008…

28 April 2020

It’s late April at The Hawthorns. The year is 2008. The opposition are relegation-threatened Southampton.

The Baggies know one point would effectively seal promotion back to the Premier League thanks to a vastly superior goal difference to Hull City in third.

Yet, despite all the odds heavily stacked against them, with just over five minutes to go the side from St Mary’s have a one-goal lead thanks to Adam Lallana's precise finish in front of the Smethwick.

The ball breaks down the right where Roman Bednar latches on to it. He has Luke Moore in the middle. Super Kev is in there too. But the Czech’s cross is behind both of them.

The ball carries on through a host of bodies before finding Chris Brunt, who had replaced James Morrison not long after the hour mark, in a prime position on the edge of the penalty area.

This is the moment. We’re not going to get many more chances. Come on Brunty!

One touch, bang! It’s in! Just look at those scenes. The Brummie goes barmy as Brunt bursts away to celebrate in the corner where it meets the Halfords Lane.

A moment which will live long in the memory of Albion fans far and wide. The Baggies are back. Olé, Olé; Olé, Olé...


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