Callum Robinson’s first goal since the beginning of January helped West Brom seal a huge 1-0 win over Fulham on Tuesday evening.
Albion put in their best performance of the season to cement an all important three points over the Championship’s runaway leaders and boost their own hopes of landing a play-off spot come May.
It was a dominant performance from the outset from the Baggies who didn’t give the Cottagers a second to breathe and limited the division’s best team and striker in Aleksandar Mitrovic to half-chances at best.
Karlan Grant went close on multiple occasions and Albion were denied a stonewall penalty in the first-half when Alex Mowatt was taken down in the box.
It felt like it was going to be one of those days at times but when Grant slipped Robinson through midway through the second period, he made no mistake, firing hard and low past Marek Rodak and ultimately sealed the points.
The result will give West Brom a huge confidence boost for the remainder of the campaign and now, three unbeaten, will be fancying their chances against anyone.
Here’s our player ratings from a thoroughly pleasing evening at the Hawthorns.
West Brom (3-5-2): Johnstone; Ajayi, Bartley, Clarke; Furlong, Townsend, Mowatt (87’ Molumby), Livermore, Gardner-Hickman; Robinson (77’ Carroll), Grant (84’ Diangana)
Subs not used: Reach, O’Shea, Kipre, Palmer
Fulham (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Williams (81’ Muniz), Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Reed (72’ Cairney), Chalobah; Wilson, Carvalho, Cordova-Reid (72’ Cavaleiro); Mitrovic
Subs not used: Hector, Tete, Seri, Gazzaniga