London - West Bromwich Albion record signing Salomon Rondon
is delighted to score his first goal for the Baggies in Saturday's 1-0 win over
Stoke City, which also brought the Premier League club their first win of the
Rondon scored the winner in first-half injury time at the
Britannia Stadium, heading Rickie Lambert's cross past keeper Jack Butland
after Stoke were reduced to nine men in 31 minutes with Ibrahim Afellay and
Charlie Adam sent off.
"I am very happy to score my first goal for
Albion," the 25-year-old Rondon told the club website (www.wba.co.uk).
"It was a big goal because it gave us the victory and
our first three points of the season. Stoke are a difficult team so to beat
them is pleasing."
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Rondon's teammate Saido Berahino, who scored 20 goals in 45
appearances last season, recently had his transfer request rejected but his
future is still uncertain.
Rondon, who switched from Zenit St Petersburg, will be
hoping to find the back of the net more often to ease the goal scoring burden
on the squad.
"I am pleased to score my first goal and hopefully I
can score many more," the Venezuela international said.
"I am settling in well, England is very good. The
Premier League is very tough so I know I have to work hard," he added.
West Brom, who currently sit 15th in the league table,
welcome 10th placed Southampton to the Hawthorns on Sept. 12.For
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