Aug 10, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčThe Hawthorns
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
2-0
Bologna
Rosenberg (32'), Anelka (35')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: Nicolas Anelka scores in West Bromwich Albion win

Result: Anelka scores in Albion win
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West Bromwich Albion beat Bologna 2-0 thanks to Markus Rosenberg and Nicolas Anelka.

Nicolas Anelka got his seventh goal in seven pre-season games as West Bromwich Albion overcame Bologna 2-0.

The Frenchman also added an assist in what was another good performance from the Baggies.

After a slow start, it was West Brom who fashioned the game's first chance; however, Claudio Yacob's volley went well wide after good work from Graham Dorrans.

A good period of possession followed without any real chances for either side, until Markus Rosenberg almost got on the end of Billy Jones's cross.

The striker did get on the end of Anelka's cross moments later to give Albion the lead from close range.

They doubled their lead almost immediately. Some excellent football between Dorrans and James Morrison released Anelka, who rounded the goalkeeper and fired into the empty net.

The second half saw the hosts experiment with a couple of different formations, before Shane Long had the ball in the net after some nice play with Anelka. The assistant referee's flag denied West Brom a third, though.

Both teams settled for what they had in the final 10 minutes and the game ended 2-0.

Graham Dorrans
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