West Brom’s 1-1 home draw with Leeds was a result that neither the fans of the home or the away team’s fans can argue at the end of the day. The tie was fair, although that may be a different case entirely should West Brom have started with a stronger lineup.
Our first starting XI of 2020.
Four changes from Boro. Kieran Gibbs, Kyle Bartley, Romaine Sawyers and Filip Krovinović return to the side.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 1, 2020
The Baggies are still joint top of the Championship when looking at points and points alone, and are only behind the Whites on goal difference. However, Bilic’s side may have got a win had the eleven players they started with been different.
The fans weren’t all thrilled to see that Filip Krovinovic was brought into the team and were also gutted to see that the injured Grady Diangana missed out and couldn’t beat the race against time to be fit for this clash, and they were very quick to make their feelings known.
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You can read the Baggies’ thoughts on the team news here:
Bartley , not great that Grady ain’t fit/injured to be in the subs . Still a strong team thou COYB
— (@BoilerSZN) January 1, 2020
You accidentally not typed willock
— Joe (@Yacxb) January 1, 2020
Krovinovic for me isn’t good enough but seeing what we have what else can we do
— Andrew Grainger (@andrew_grainger) January 1, 2020
Pereira on the wing ffs, he’s better central man
— liam (@GxyIe) January 1, 2020
Good starting line up just a shame about diangana, would take a draw now.Coyb!
— J (@Jamie521M) January 1, 2020
It’s a shame that diangana ain’t playin
— Ellis.wba (@WbaEllis) January 1, 2020
The supporters have got a lot of time for Bilic and have largely loved him as things have gone right, even if on this occasion they struggled.