Hegazi features, Ali Gabr makes bench appearance as West Brom exit FA Cup

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Feb 2018

West Bromwich Albion's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy runs with the ball during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on February 17, 2018 AFP

Newly-arrived defender Ali Gabr was among the substitutes and fellow Egyptian Ahmed Hegazi played the full 90 minutes as West Bromwich exited the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat by Southampton on Saturday.

Wesley Hoedt fired Southampton in front after 11 minutes and Dusan Tadic doubled the lead in the 56th minute.

Salomon Rondon halved the deficit two minuets later but West Bromwich could not find the equaliser to continue their poor run.

Central defender Ali Gabr, who joined West Brom from Egypt's Zamalek on a six-month loan deal last month, was named as a substitute for the first time following his arrival.

Hegazi, who is also his defensive partner in the Egyptian national team, played the full game.

West Brom are battling against relegation in the Premier League as they lie at the bottom of the table with 20 points, seven adrift of safety.

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