West Brom started their 2017-18 Premier League season with three points on Saturday, as a first-half goal from summer signing Hegazy confirmed a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at the Hawthorns.
Pulis agreed terms to extend his stay with the club until 2019 on Friday, and it was back to business 24 hours later as West Brom continued the theme of the previous campaign by displaying trademark defensive steel coupled with set-piece prowess.
"I expected us to have the possession that we did but I thought we would have been more creative with it". We had the most shots on goal and the most corners.
The Cherries looked unsure from the opening moments, struggling to deal with two early Albion throws, and five Cherries shirts were rooted to the spot as Hegazi rounded them and nodded the ball beyond Asmir Begovic.
"Ahmed Hegazi looks like a really, really good buy. He's a good lad, speaks very good English, he's mixed in really well and he's done well alongside [Craig] Dawson today". "And you have got to give credit to Matt Phillips and Chris Brunt; the quality coming into the box was fantastic".
Furthermore, the Egyptian global was dominant aerially and succeeded with 57% of the headed duels that he contested.
West Brom face a hard away trip to Turf Moor next week, set to face a Burnley side who will be on a high after an outstanding victory against reigning Premier League champions Chelsea on match day one.