Unlucky Albion set a Premier League record – for hitting the woodwork.

And their afternoon of near misses will have brought back memories for some of a match at the Amex almost eight years ago.

Leandro Trossard (three times), Adam Webster and Solly March all hit the post and bar.

March’s was the closest to a goal as the ball came back off the inside of the far post.

Trossard’s second near thing never really looked like it was going in.

But his third was arguably the best example of a chance which should have been buried.

Albion’s five efforts off the woodwork was the most by one team in a Premier League match since Opta began keeping such records, back in 2003-04.

As far as the Seagulls go, they were denied by post and bar four times in a 1-1 draw in the Championship at home to Bolton in 2012-13.

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Andrea Orlandi, Dean Hammond and Craig Mackail-Smith all saw efforts strike the frame of the goal and Orlandi later shaved the post with a shot.

To add to the agony, Bolton scored with the final kick through David Ngog.

These were Albion’s near misses this time…..

9th minute: Trossard fires a shot against David De Gea’s right-hand post from the edge of the box after nice work by Steven Alzate.

20th minute: Trossard’s low shot goes wide of the other post and replays underline it kissed the outside of the upright as it went.

30th minute: Adam Webster’s looping header after Neal Maupay lobbed the ball across goal clears De Gea and bounces off the bar.

60th minute: Maupay tees up Solly March for a low, angled shot which beats De Gea, hits the inside of the far post and stubbornly refuses to bounce in.

76th minute: Trossard is picked out perfectly by sub Alireza Jahanbakhsh and blasts the ball against the bar with De Gea helpless.

For Trossard, that was a fourth strike of the post in two games after his low shot past Karl Darlow at Newcastle last Sunday.

The hope will be his luck, or precision, will change, Touch wood.