There comes a time in any successful season when a lightning bolt hit supporters and they start believing that something incredible is afoot, and for West Brom supporters in 2002, that was even against Crewe Alexandra.
🎯 (37′) Jordao
🎯 (45′) Jordao
🎯 (49′) Dichio
🎯 (55′) Dobie
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) March 26, 2020
This week, 18 years ago saw Gary Megson’s side claim a resounding 4-1 win over the now-League Two side, as West Brom went on an absolute tear in their final 10 games of the Championship season to clinch a surprise promotion back to the Premier League for their first time in over 15 years.
And few West Brom supporters on social media believed that the thumping against Crewe with five games remaining in the season was the moment they knew promotion could be on the cards that year.
Here’s what some Albion fans had to say on Twitter about the result which kickstarted their promotion surge…
Happy, amazing days thanks to SGM he deserves at statue at the club for the miracle he produced in his short time at the club
— Lord croker (@Lordcroker1) March 26, 2020
I was there 😍
— James England (@james35480114) March 26, 2020
Walking home after the game that night I first believed that it could be on.
— Steven Gray (@histevegray) March 26, 2020
Remember that one.
— James Downing (@jimmythewhack) March 26, 2020
That kit…. loved it
— matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) March 26, 2020
— Andrew Turton (@ATurton_star) March 26, 2020
Megson’s tenure at West Brom is fondly remembered by supporters to this day given how the former manager succeeded expectations and got the Baggies back into the Premier League.