Despite the feelings of most fans as they left the Hawthorns yesterday, this is, in fact, Albion’s second best ever start to a Premier League season in terms of the statistics, at least.
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Albion have now failed to win their first home game of the season for four consecutive seasons since they beat Liverpool 3-0 in 2012, and they have only managed it on three occasions in their eleven Premier League seasons.
The Baggies’ home campaign kicks off against Everton on Saturday with the hosts looking to win their first two games of a Premier League season for the first time, but a lack of new signings means that the over-riding emotion at the Hawthorns is frustration rather than the optimism that a new season normally brings.
Albion open a Premier League season with a victory for only the second time, and the first time that the Baggies have won their opening away game of a Premier League season.