West Bromwich Albion players celebrate promotion to the Premier League, Reuters
CAIRO_23 July 2020: West Bromwich Albion secured their promotion to the Premier League after they spent two years in the championship.
The Egyptian defender, Ahmed Hegazi, watched the game from the bench as the club manager Slaven Bilić preferred to count on Kyle Bartley and Semi Ajayi.
West Brom secured promotion from the second tier of the English football to the top division for the fifth time since the formation of the Premier League in 1992.
The Egyptian played a vital part in his team's campaign to win the promotion as he participated in 16 games and scored one goal.
This achievement came after the club's 2_2 home draw with Queens Park Rangers to reach 83 points and finish the season in second place and win direct promotion to the Premier League.
"I managed my country for six years and I said no matter which club I manage nothing will compare when you are the manager of your national team. I can't say it's the same but I feel as proud as I felt then.” Bilic said after the game.
West Brom finished two points ahead of the third-placed Brentford who lost 2_1 at home to Barnsley.