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Tomkins scores 1st goal in more than 2 years to give West Ham 2-1 win over West Brom in league

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WEST BROMWICH, England — Defender James Tomkins scored his first goal in more than two years to give West Ham a 2-1 victory at struggling West Brom on Tuesday, keeping the London team in fifth place in the Premier League.

Craig Dawson had become the first West Brom player to score in 370 minutes but the dream start in the 10th minute turned sour before halftime.

PHOTO: West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson, third right, scores against West Ham United during the English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson, third right, scores against West Ham United during the English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Although Andy Carroll's acrobatic volley was saved by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, Kevin Nolan was able to head in the equalizer from four yards (meters) in the 35th.

Tomkins headed in Stewart Downing's corner right before the interval to net for the first time since October 2012.

With a fourth successive loss, West Brom is only two points above the relegation zone in 16th place.

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