It hasn’t been the best of years so far for Matheus Pereira after the Brazilian attacker was suspended for three games for elbowing Joe Allen in West Brom’s 1-0 loss to Stoke City earlier in the year, but the 23-year-old’s quality is starting to shine through once again.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) February 12, 2020
The Sporting Lisbon loanee scored his first goal of 2020 as Pereira kicked off West Brom’s comeback win against Reading last night, bringing his tally to the season up to six as stats from WhoScored show as the Baggies went six points clear of Leeds United in the Championship table.
Is Matheus Pereira the best player in the Championship?
It was a massive result for the Albion and a big step in their goal to claim Premier League promotion, yet it was Pereira who was claiming most of the plaudits on social media from West Brom fans as the Baggies made it three wins out of three.
Here’s what plenty of West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about Pereira’s goal and performance against Reading…
It’s the new trim I’m telling you The goat is back.
— Rory (@fxckoffRory) February 12, 2020
— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) February 12, 2020
— Jack (@ftblJackv2) February 12, 2020
Best player in the league
— Todd Gower (@Gower_GB) February 12, 2020
— Baggies forever (@BaggiesForever3) February 12, 2020
— Hal’s SZN (@KanuSZN) February 12, 2020
Pereira is now a few games away from becoming a permanent West Brom player as reported by Sky Sports News.