Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion scores the opening goal during the Baggies' 2-0 win.
Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion scores the opening goal during the Baggies' 2-0 win.
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -West Bromwich Albion stunned Liverpool with a 2-0 win at Anfield on Monday, soaking up 80 minutes of pressure from the inefficient hosts before scoring two late goals for its first Premier League victory since December.

Steven Gerrard looked set to finally provide the breakthrough for a dominant Liverpool when the hosts were awarded a penalty in the 77th minute, but goalkeeper Ben Foster dove to his left to palm his spot kick away - one of several key saves that kept the visitors in the game.

Gareth McAuley then headed home a corner in the 81st to give West Brom an unlikely lead from its first effort on target. As the disbelieving hosts looked for an equalizer, Romelu Lukaku put the game away on a counterattack in injury time.

It was the Baggies' first league win since Dec. 26, and lifted them above Liverpool into eighth place.

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