On the weekend, West Bromwich Albion were one of a number of sides who progressed past the 3rd round of the FA Cup with a win as they overcame fellow Championship side Charlton Athletic 1-0 at The Valley, with the goal coming from a fairly unlikely source.
In the sense of those who were out on the pitch, Kenneth Zohore grabbing the only goal of the game isn’t unlikely per se, but the fact that the Dane is well behind both Charlie Austin and Hal Robson Kanu says a lot about the strength in depth that Slaven Bilic has at The Hawthorns.
It was a lovely goal from the 25-year-old too. Zohore both started and finished off the move that resulted in the only goal of the game, as he made a lovely run into the box, exchanged a one-two with Kyle Edwards and fired past Dillon Phillips.
It was an impressive goal and one that will almost certainly get lost underneath some of the fantastic strikes from the weekend, but it’s a goal that should be used as a benchmark for the Baggies, as it’s something that their third choice striker is capable of.
A lot of Championship sides could really do with a player of Zohore’s quality, and if The Hawthorns does regain it’s Premier League status at the end of the season then he could well be set to leave the club for a second-tier club, but for now, he’s an Albion man and one that has got his part to play.
Should West Brom make the FA Cup a priority?
Yes, a Cup run is always good
No, we have to focus on promotion
Bilic was shown that against Championship opposition Zohore can certainly be relied upon, and it will come as no shock if the Danish target-man does get more of a chance in the coming weeks, as the fixture list is unrelenting.