Dev Squad earn West Brom draw

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Development Squad

The Development Squad earned an impressive 1-1 Barclays Under-21 Premier League draw against an experienced West Bromwich Albion side at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the fact the Baggies had first-team players Markus Rosenberg, Gabriel Tamas and Yassine El Ghanassy on show, the Hammers matched their opponents and the game ended honours even, with both goals coming in the opening ten minutes.

The home side started brightly and it was El Ghanassy who opened the scoring after just five minutes.

Their lead didn't last long, however, and Ian Hendon's side conjured the perfect reaction, equalising just three minutes later through the ever-impressive Rob Hall.

Both sides made changes in the second half as they sought to find a winning goal, but none was to be found as both sides had to settle for a point.

The Hammers have now picked up seven points from their opening four fixtures, mirroring the records achieved by the first team and Under-18s.

Next up for the Development Squad is a home tie against Arsenal, who have a 100 per cent record in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League, at Rush Green on Friday night - kick-off 7pm.

Development Squad: Spiegel, Driver, Fanimo, Chambers, Spence, Moncur, Turgott, Lletget, McCallum, E.Lee (Ruddock 76), Hall
Subs not used: Guzman Rosique, Hunt, Wearen, Powell