West Bromwich Albion travelled to Carrow Road on Saturday to face Norwich City and it’s fair to say that what some may have expected would not be a standout game, became anything but.
A seven-goal affair played itself out with Jay Rodriguez helping himself to a brace, and he was joined by Harvey Barnes and Hal Hobson-Kanu on the scoresheet. We did, however, concede three goals on the day and had to fight from behind in the match to take victory.
The positives are clear though, it was our first three points of the campaign and it built on our stronger finished against Nottingham Forest in the previous match so things are slowly beginning to click – we hope – for head coach Darren Moore and the team.
Whoscored have crunched their usual numbers on the performance, and despite conceding three goals on the day, goalkeeper Sam Johnstone comes out as our best rated player from the game with a tally of 8.27.
His key event in the match was obviously the penalty save from Jordan Rhodes and that seems to have significantly boosted his rating, but it should in many ways.
Notable mentions are needed for Jay Rodriguez (7.93), Dwight Gayle (7.74), Harvey Barnes (7.47) and Ahmed Hegazi (7.32) who were the only other players to get into a seven or above rating.