Date: 29th February 2016 at 7:00pm
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West Brom are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Saido Berahino in the three two victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend at The Hawthorns was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight (and League Cup as he couldn’t leave Man City or Liverpool out could he) over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Berahino as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘The West Bromwich striker said he has put the past behind him and decided to get on with playing football. Well, it’s about time. This performance by Berahino against a justifiably aggrieved Crystal Palace, who deserved more from their 3-2 defeat at The Hawthorns, was brilliant. His link-up play with Salomon Rondon and Stephane Sessegnon was as good as I’ve seen from a front three all season. However it was Berahino’s goal that got me all fired up. It was such a wonderful finish which epitomised the player’s movement, vision and quality of touch. What this young man has to realise, and very quickly, is that if you down tools and don’t perform then your talents and ability, however amazing, count for nought.’

It’s always good to see us represented in this way, and well played to Berahino for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the win.

Full Team:

Willy Caballero (Manchester City), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Lucas (Liverpool), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Ander Herrera (Manchester United), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Marc Albrighton (Leicester City), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).

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