After dancing with death on more than one occasion, West Brom finally succumbed to their first Championship defeat in 14 games on Sunday as the Baggies fell to a 2-0 defeat against Middlesbrough.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 29, 2019
Unbeaten runs never last forever, but defeat to Boro allowed Leeds to overtake West Brom in the Championship table, ensuring that the New Year’s Day encounter against Marcelo Bielsa’s side will be one that could shape up the makeup of the standings for the rest of the season.
Should West Brom make the FA Cup a priority?
Yes, a Cup run is always good
No, we have to focus on promotion
And although West Brom fans tasted defeat for the first time in months, lots of supporters on social media were still positive about the squad and confident that Slaven Bilic can guide the team back to winning ways sooner rather than later.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say on Twitter following the club’s 2-0 defeat to Boro…
Im positive we will move on from this, I don’t understand why it had to come down to a result like this! How the hell can Bilic think all the changes he has made over the last 4 games have helped! He’s made 4 changes per game, pure madness
— chris Jones (@chrisJo08958021) December 30, 2019
This season has been fantastic so far, 2 defeats in 25 shows we’re building something special. Back Slav and the boys in January and we’ll hopefully all be looking back on a magnificent season in May. We go again on Wednesday! #COYB #WBA
— Ant (@ant_in_london) December 29, 2019
lose, win or draw we aren’t changing. We’ll come back to our best soon and hopefully it’s against Leeds. Everyone thats going on Wednesday make sure to get behind the team, big, BIG game and BIG performance needed. UTFA
— Theo (@TKPwba) December 29, 2019
Still in a good position, but we need to bounce back against Leeds. We don’t want to start a losing streak.
A few weeks back we started looking poor, but we need to snap out of it and up the urgency and keep possession more.
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) December 29, 2019
Just turn it on against Leeds and win the league and ill be okay
— Jordan (@Jordan_Spn) December 29, 2019
Still proud to be a baggie. We all go through lapses in our game.
— Susan Winsper (@WinsperSusan) December 30, 2019
With goal difference separating West Brom and Leeds in the Championship table, Wednesday’s clash is set to be one of the biggest games in the division this season.