With West Bromwich Albion falling to three defeats in the last four games, we went into Saturday evening’s kickoff against Leeds United with a fair amount of concern in the air.
Welcoming the then Championship table toppers to The Hawthorns for the tie, the Baggies were absolutely back to their best and we defended stoutly and were on top form offensively as Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips, Harvey Barnes and Dwight Gayle all found the back of the net to take a well-deserved confidence shot from a 4-1 win.
Plenty of pundits showered our performance with praise following the full-time whistle and it’s fair to say head coach Darren Moore would’ve been pretty happy with our reaction on the day, although now he’ll be looking for consistency again.
Quests highlights show on Saturday evening Click Here (10/3) saw former Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown laud our attacking intent in the game as we moved onto 37 goals in 17 matches.
“The goal return has been incredible. The amount of goals they’re scoring this season…it’s the highest in all four leagues. For me, it’s not just the goals they’re scoring, it’s the attacking football, the style that they play.”
He went on to say that our ‘attractive’ style meant that he was convinced we’d get back on a good run of form and results, but our style does leave us open and that will continue to be a worry for fans with defensive issues for much of the season so far. He’s right in saying Moore needs to find a Plan B for when we’re not on fire at the top of the pitch, then it shouldn’t be one extreme to the other.