Alan Pardew fines player for latest act of insubordination at West Brom
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 18, 2018,
Mar 18, 2018, 1:12
These are worrying times for Baggies fans, with their side now marooned at the bottom of the Premier League table, with eight points separating them and 17th placed Southampton. It's hard. This was particularly harsh, we didn't make many errors in the whole game but unfortunately we've lost.
Crystal Palace boosted their bid for Premier League survival with a crucial 2-0 win at Huddersfield, but West Bromwich Albion look destined for relegation after an agonising 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Bournemouth won for the their time in five games and are eight points above the relegation zone.
"I said to him sometimes an apology isn't enough, so I fined him and also said I don't ever want to see it again".
The visitors dominated the first half as Salomon Rondon twice came close before he headed a Kieran Gibbs cross into the path of strike partner Rodriguez, who turned sharply and blasted the ball past keeper Asmir Begovic.
Stanislas curled home the 88th-minute victor from a free kick after Ibe levelled the scores 11 minutes earlier with a shot that deceived West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.More news: Neighbor reaches plea deal for assaulting US Senator Rand Paul o
"I am under contract here for another three years and we have got to keep fighting", said Pardew, who denied there is a release clause in his contract in the event of relegation.
West Brom remain bottom on 20 points and have now lost their seventh straight league game.
Pardew's men have dropped 24 points from winning positions - more than any other team in the division - and sustained that miserable trend after Bournemouth rallied to ensure Jay Rodriguez's opener, coming after smart work by Salomón Rondón, was worth nothing. "It is really hard on our players".
Cenk Tosun netted a brace to guide Stoke City to a 2-1 win over Everton.
Second-bottom Stoke, three points from safety after one win in their last 12 league games, looked like snatching a point in the 77th minute when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting converted Joe Allen's cross.
But Tosun had the final word with an agile diving header in the 84th minute.