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Gayle scored his fourth goal in eight matches with fellow striker Marouane Chamakh rounding out the scoring

Nicolas Anelka is set to return to West Brom tomorrow

Nicolas Anelka to return to West Brom training on Thursday following compassionate leave

French striker could be back in the squad to face Swansea on Sunday

Saido Berahino strikes a penalty

West Brom manager Steve Clarke impressed by Saido Berahino after 36 minute hat-trick in Capital One Cup

The Premier League side beat Newport County to progress

Gareth Barry may have reached the end of the road with England

Roy Hodgson shuts the England door on Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry

The midfielder's international future looks bleak

Boothroyd hails goalkeeper’s heroics as Northampton reach League Two play-off final

The Northampton manager, Aidy Boothroyd, was quick to hail Lee Nicholls after the goalkeeper inspired his team to the npower League Two play-off final following a 2-0 aggregate win over Cheltenham.

India play: Unilever ups its bet on Hindustan subsidiary

Consumer goods giant Unilever today made a €4.1 billion (£3.4 billion) long-term bet on soaring growth in India, as it unveiled plans to raise its stake in its Indian subsidiary.

West Ham 3 West Bromwich Albion 1 match report: Andy Carroll hopes his goals will be worth an England place

Andy Carroll hopes his impressive double against West Bromwich Albion will persuade Roy Hodgson that he deserves an England recall this summer. Carroll has endured a difficult time since he joined West Ham on loan from Liverpool last August, but the 24-year-old looked back to his best on Saturday.

Jack Butland: Will line up for England Under-21s against Austria at the Amex Stadium tonight

England Under-21s v Austria Under-21s: Jack Butland happy to wait for second senior cap

England’s youngest goalkeeper says it is still a privilege to be with the Under-21s

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Michael Laudrup wants to see 'consequences' for linesman following offside call

Roland Lamah's late effort was controversially ruled out

Gerrard has penalty saved in 2-0 defeat to WBA

Match Report: Steven Gerrard fails from the spot for Liverpool on frustrating night against West Brom

Liverpool 0 West Bromwich Albion 2: Late goals stun Liverpool as Gerrard has penalty saved

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West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu suspended for Norwich match

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West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster

Ben Foster only absentee for West Brom ahead of Arsenal trip

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Jonas Olsson a doubt for West Brom ahead of Swansea match

West Brom central defender Jonas Olsson is an injury doubt for tomorrow evening's Barclays Premier League encounter at Swansea.

Ben Foster: West Bromwich’s goalkeeper is ‘comfortable’ after surgery on a groin injury

Steve Clarke has the quality to keep on flying high at West Bromwich Albion

The West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke prepares for the visit of his former club Chelsea to The Hawthorns on Saturday convinced that his squad is strong enough to continue riding high in the Premier League.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster

Boaz Myhill may replace Ben Foster for West Brom's clash with Wigan

West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill is on stand-by to play his first senior game for the club in 21 months in the Barclays Premier League clash at Wigan tomorrow.

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