Oct 28, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Dean Court
Bournemouth
2-1
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
O'Kane (49'), Wilson (86')
O'Kane (15'), Harte (26')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Elphick (85' og.)
Dawson (8'), Mulumbu (38')

Alan Irvine defends Baggies changes

West Brom boss Alan Irvine defends his decision to make 10 changes to his team for Tuesday night's League Cup defeat at Bournemouth.

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine has defended his team selection from last night's 2-1 defeat away to Bournemouth in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Irvine made no fewer than 10 changes to his first XI from Saturday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace as the Baggies went down to an 86th-minute winner from Callum Wilson.

"It was a team full of first-team players," he told reporters. "A team who train as a first team every day and it was an opportunity for them.

"They need to grab those opportunities and they need to get the benefit of the game as well. We have a squad of players who are all Premier League players, they are all players who play at a higher level and are internationals.

"It wasn't a team of kids, it was a team that if they played to their best of ability should have been able to get a result."

Eunan O'Kane had fired the Cherries into the lead on 49 minutes, before a Tommy Elphick own goal five minutes from the end looked to have saved West Brom.

Bournemouth player Callum Wilson scores the second goal during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match against West Brom on October 28, 2014
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