Hegazi features as WBA eliminated from the FA Cup after defeat to Southampton
Heagzi made his usual start for the Baggies, while Zamalek loanee Ali Gabr started on the bench for the first time since joining the club.
11 minutes into the match, West Bromwich Albion found themselves behind when Wesley Hoedt gave Southampton the lead after meeting Ward-Prowse’s corner with a first-time finish into the net.
10 minutes later, the hosts had their first real threat on the Saints’ goal when James McClean found some space in Southampton’s half before he tried a long effort shot that inched Alex McCarthy’s right post.
In the 39th minute, Southampton were close to add the second after a great run from Nathan Redmond on the left side, before finding Dusan Tadic inside the box whose touch was cleared by a challenge from Jonny Evans.
Five minutes into the second half, Albion were close to get an equalizer after a horrible mistake from Hoedt that sent Jay Rodriguez through but the former Southampton striker failed to beat McCarthy from close range.
The hosts continue forcing their pressure over the start of the first half but couldn’t translate their advantage into goals.
In the 51st minute Grzegorz Krychowiak tried his effort from long range, but his deflected shot was cleared by McCarthy into a corner, which Hegazi met with his head but it went wide.
Seven minutes later, Southampton managed to double their lead through Dusan Tadic who collected a ball from Guido Carrillo inside the box before finding the net with a cool finish over Ben Foster.
However West Bromwich managed to respond immediately after one minute as Solmon Rondon pulled one back after meeting Krychowiak’s long ball behind Jack Stephens with a superb half-volley into the net.
Near the hour-mark, Hegazi was on the verge of bringing the results level for the hosts with a header inside the 6-yard box, but McCarthy forced a great save to deny the Egyptian.
Nine minutes away from the final whistle, Hegazi once again came close for the Baggies, when he tried a right-footed half volley inside the box but it hit the bar before Rondon’s rebound was cleared by Ryan Bertrand on the goal-line.
In the first minute of additional time, Southampton had their final attempt of the game, after a superb effort from Josh Sims on the right side, who set a low cross into the box to Ward-Prowse whose shot was saved by Ben Foster.
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