Last-gasp McAuley thwarts Fulham
Gareth McAuley scored West Brom's first goal of the Barclays Premier League season in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw at Fulham.
Fulham had looked like ending a five-match winless streak at Craven Cottage following Steve Sidwell's first-half strike but now the run is six since the April 1 defeat of QPR.
The Baggies had been toiling up until that point, but returned to the West Midlands content, while Martin Jol's hosts and their fans were left frustrated, a vocal minority even calling at the final whistle for the Dutchman to be relieved of his duties.
The Baggies' most recent Premier League goal had come against a Manchester United side managed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
But the prospects of ending the drought appeared promising - on paper at least - as Steve Clarke deployed a heavyweight strike pairing of Victor Anichebe and Nicolas Anelka.
Anichebe and on-loan Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano made their Baggies bows, but Stephane Sessegnon, another deadline day signing, missed out due to a delay in obtaining his work permit.
Philippe Senderos was marshalling Anichebe well and the Baggies made little forward progress other than a Brunt drive which was always curling away.
As the battle for midfield supremacy continued, Fulham won the game's first corner and took the lead.
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