West Brom 1 – Bolton 2
There was a major shock on the opening Saturday of the new Championship season.
West Brom have been tipped amongst the favourites for promotion after the Baggies’ Premier League relegation last term.
However Darren Moore’s men suffered a horror defeat to Bolton Wanderers in round one.
Bolton narrowly avoided defeat last term, while many think they’ll go down this year.
Josh Magennis fired Bolton into an 18th minute lead at the Hawthorns. But West Brom went into the break level after Harvey Barnes scored on the stroke of halftime.
An 89th minute winner from Yannick Wildschut earned Bolton the surprise win.
West Brom’s ridiculous ‘Boiler Man’ mascot
West Brom fans should have realised bad things were coming from the start of the game.
Before the match begun, West Brom revealed their new mascot: Boiler Man!
Boiler Man has been introduced in conjunction with the club’s sponsorship for the new season from Ideal.
Cue the social media backlash.
— Paul Suart (@PaulSuartWBA) August 4, 2018
— Jack Corcoran (@JackLrCorcoran) August 4, 2018
— Pete Smith (@PeteSmith1983) August 4, 2018
— Chris Round (@R0UNDY) August 4, 2018
— John Askill (@JohnAskill) August 4, 2018
"What are your mascots then?"
"Ours is a fox"
"We have a tiger"
"Oh… ours is just a combi boiler with legs" pic.twitter.com/HpRFmgP2ye
— Sean (@wolves_1990) August 4, 2018
That boiler mascot is still more mobile than hegazi and Bartley #wba
— Up the boiler! (@wba_simon) August 4, 2018
— Jack Mitchell (@JackRubes93) August 4, 2018