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West Brom slips closer to relegation with draw vs Newcastle

West Bromwich slipped further toward regelation from the Premier League after a dull 0-0 draw with relegation rival Newcastle on Sunday.

The Baggies are eight points from safety while Newcastle moved up to 16th place.

Mbaye Diagne missed West Brom's best chances while home goalkeeper Sam Johnstone denied Joe Willock.

West Bromwich Albion's Okay Yokuslu, centre, vies for the ball with Newcastle's Joe Willock, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at the Hawthorns in Birmingham, England, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (Gareth Copley Pool via AP)

A point is unlikely to take much heat off Steve Bruce and Newcastle, which has won just twice in its last 15 games and continues to lack inspiration without the injured Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron.

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Newcastle's Joelinton, left holds off the challenge of West Bromwich Albion's Dara O'Shea during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at the Hawthorns in Birmingham, England, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (Gareth Copley Pool via AP)

West Bromwich Albion's Conor Gallagher, right falls as he is tackled by Newcastle's Isaac Hayden during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at the Hawthorns in Birmingham, England, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (Michael Steele Pool via AP)