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Anelka nets hat-trick as Baggies hit Cork for six

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West Brom beat Cork City 6-0 in their penultimate pre-season friendly with summer signing Nicolas Anelka bagging a hat-trick for Steve Clarke's side at Turner's Cross on Tuesday evening.

The former France international striker broke the deadlock for the Baggies in the 25th minute, before adding two more in the second-half, to take his personal tally to six goals in six friendly matches ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.

A Graham Dorrans brace and a goal from former Cork striker Shane Long completed the rout against the League of Ireland Premier side, as attention now turns to Saturday's clash against Serie 'A' side Bologna at The Hawthorns.

That match will be West Brom's final warm-up game before the start of the new Premier League season, which sees them take on Southampton at home on the opening day on August 17.

Cork City: Ryan (D Browne 77), Healy, Spillane, Lenihan (Morrissey 85), Murphy, Kearney, Kavanagh (A Browne 66), O'Connell (Murphy 77), Horgan (Kenny 56), Kilduff (Lehane 56).

West Brom: Foster (Myhill 65), Reid, McAuley (Ridgewell 65), Dawson, Popov, Dorrans (Roofe 77), Mulumbu, Yacob (Morrison 46), Brunt (Berahino 65), Anelka (Jones 77), Long (Rosenberg 65).

 

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