A crisis-ridden week for West Bromwich Albion ended with further misery as Alan Pardew's chastened side bowed out of the FA Cup at a disgruntled Hawthorns. However, the mood was soon lifted when Rondon crashed home a volley from the left side of the penalty area from Grzegorz Krychowiak's ball over the top two minutes later.
The next few months could be a major struggle for the club.
Jose Mourinho called on the football authorities to start making video calls "perfect" after his Manchester United was denied a goal while beating Huddersfield 2-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Alan Pardew's side, who are bottom of the Premier League, rallied as the home fans continued to provide their backing and Ahmed Hegazi's scuffed volley against the bar nearly rewarded their support - despite the circumstances - with a late equaliser.
The Saints took a two-goal lead before Salomon Rondon got a goal back but it wasn't enough as the Baggies went down 2-1.
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Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill have come forward after reports that four West Brom players were questioned by police after allegedly stealing a taxi outside a Barcelona fast-food restaurant. "We've gone there to try to get ourselves ready and up for the run-in and this is obviously not ideal", he said. Kieran Gibbs and Daniel Sturridge made way for Gareth McAuley and Jay Rodriguez.The big news was that McAuley skippered the side and not Evans, who appeared to have been stripped of the captaincy.
"I felt I needed to make a little bit of a statement", Pardew said.
He added: "As much as you want information and stuff, the club is clear it wants to investigate it properly and I think that's right".
"Gareth Barry was OK today but I thought Jonny was very good in the circumstances".
Mauricio Pellegrino's charges went on to double their lead just before the hour through Dusan Tadic, who allowed Guido Carrillo's probing ball to bounce before lashing a chip into the back of the net. I also believe (that's the case) for Sheffield Wednesday - the same one more game.