Journalist Luke Hatfield said that everything “clicked” for West Brom against Bristol City – but believes Valerien Ismael’s side must replicate that type of performance on a more regular basis.
The Baggies had lost two of their previous three Championship matches but responded with a clinical display of finishing to win comfortably against the Robins.
How good were West Brom against Bristol City?
Ismael’s side have won 4-0 on two separate occasions this season, one of which came against Sheffield United, who were expected to fight for automatic promotion.
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But this was perhaps their most complete display of the campaign. West Brom registered their most shots in a match (23) and most on target (9) in what was a dominant showing in front of their own fans.
Since that Sheffield United thrashing, the Baggies have struggled on home soil, winning just twice in five games, and dropped points against the likes of Millwall and Derby.
From the moment Jordan Hugill’s first West Brom goal swept them into an early advantage, they didn’t look back and ended up winning 3-0 thanks to further goals from Kyle Bartley and Karlan Grant.
But with a crunch clash at second-place Fulham to come this weekend, Hatfield reckons that Midlands outfit will need to reproduce further performances like this in the coming months ahead.
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What did Hatfield say?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “They’ve got to figure out ways to break down opponents who come to the Hawthorns or that Albion travel to and sit back.
“But it looked like it clicked over the weekend. You know, equally it’s only one performance, it needs to be a multitude of performances, it needs to be a regular occurrence.”
Can West Brom beat Fulham?
Bournemouth might be top of the Championship under Scott Parker, but a trip to his former side appears a more daunting prospect on paper.
The Cherries are still unbeaten this season, but the Cottagers are averaging more than two goals per game having scored a remarkable 33 times in their 14 league games.
West Brom aren’t exactly short of goals themselves, but when Fulham click, they’re almost impossible to stop and with the red-hot Aleksander Mitrovic in their ranks, the Baggies will surely see avoiding defeat as a positive result from their trip to Craven Cottage.