Date: 4th August 2018 at 6:57pm
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Now permanent West Bromwich Albion head coach Darren Moore’s start to life in the Championship season of 2018/19 didn’t exactly go to play earlier today.

Hosting Bolton Wanderers at The Hawthorns for the league opener we finally succumbed to an 89th-minute goal that gave them all three points in a 2-1 win.

There were positives as Leicester City loanee Harvey Barnes got us back on level terms for a period and showed exactly the kind of asset he could be for us, but equally, there were plenty of negatives in the performance with some not living up to their expected billing.

It’s easy days though and we look to the next one to get some points on the board now and had Ahmed Hegazi’s late header not come back off the bar we’d have probably been talking about a hard-fought, but deserved, point from the encounter as we should’ve made more of our chances and been sharper up front.

Moore acknowledged that as he spoke to the media at the full-time whistle.

The result certainly tempered some of the pre-game optimism on social media.

 

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