West Bromwich Albion suffered a 2-1 defeat in the hands of a non-league side Torquay United as they prepared ahead of the new season.
The pre season friendly played on Monday night showed the height they have to reach in the coming term.
Goal keeper Ben Foster was beaten from a distance as Callum Hall put the team ahead just after the half time break. The host returned breathing fire and soon got their second through a Brett Williams shot. Darren Fletcher sent a pass which Matt Philips was able to control before scoring ten minutes out. The tried to get the equalizer but couldn’t as the game ended embarrassingly for them at Plainmoor. The defeat was demoralizing as they hope to start the new Premier League campaign next week when it kicks off.
West Bromwich Albion’s Ben Foster is 33 years old and despite playing an important role for his club, the experienced shot-stopper was not included in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the 2016 Euro’s.
Ben Foster is a consistent starter for West Bromwich Albion, ever since he joined the English club back on July of 2011; the 33 year old shot-stopper has been a regular starter.
West Bromwich Albion Goalkeeper Ben Foster is not likely to accept the move to Manchester City to fill the space of an English player as third choice goalie.
Ben Foster conceded two goals in the match against Arsenal at the Emirates on Thursday. The game played in a relatively empty Emirates Stadium ended 2-0 for the Gunners.
The first goal came in the 6th minute when Alexis Sanchez received the ball from Mesut Ozil, avoided a challenge from Sandro and fired a powerful shot beyond the reach of Ben Foster. This was the goal that Emirates needed to lift the atmosphere.
The Blackburn Rovers have played a total of eleven games in the last five weeks and finally now, they have got some relief because of international break and Paul Lambert, the boss, is pretty pleased about it.
Rovers actually had a win at Griffin Park the other day which was their first on the ground of an opposition in a long time.
So, ideally, a manager would have liked the team to take that confidence and momentum ahead rather than being glad about the break, but, in this case, one can easily understand why Lambert is welcoming the break with both hands.
Salomon Rondon might be the person who is being talked about the most and is being praised for striking that lone goal in the Baggies’ previous win over Manchester United, but, according to the coach Tony Pulis, the contribution of Claudio Yacob shouldn’t go unnoticed as he is also somebody who did great work for the team in the playmaking department.
It was after a long duration of three decades that West Bromwich Albion won against the Red Devils at home and according to Pulis, it was Yacob who laid the platform of that historical win with his solid game in the midfield.
West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster says that he is extremely happy to see the progress made by Jack Butland of Stoke City.
The former Birmingham City goalkeeper has been playing for Mark Hughes into last few years and he has managed to establish as a first choice at the club following the departure of Asmir Begovic. He has been able to retain his spot in a Premier League team despite intense competition and his lack of experience. This says a lot about his quality and it has not gone unnoticed at the international level, asButland is set to be named as the reserve goalkeeper for Joe Hart at the Euro 2016.
West Brom manager Tony Pulis failed to deliver a return date for goalkeeper Ben Foster, who has been on the sidelines for a long time due to an anterior cruciate ligament.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper is the backup to Joe Hart in the England national team. He was expected to travel with the squad for the Euro 2016, but that has now been put under major doubt due to his failure to even come back to training. At 32 years of age, this may very well be the last opportunity forFoster to appear in a major international tournament.
England striker Harry Kane says that he is finally over the lean spell which saw him go more than 10 matches without a league goal.
The striker’s only previous goal in the league so far this season came via a deflected effort against Manchester City. This has led to many questioning the quality of the 22-year-old. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has maintained that Kane will return to form irrespective of the struggles in front of goal. His statement was finally proved right after the youngster scored a hat-trick against Bournemouth on Sunday.