West Brom fans have got a whole squad full of incredibly talented players who they have the privilege of watching at The Hawthorns every other week. The Baggies are top of the Championship and seven points clear of 3rd placed Fulham, giving them a comfortable lead in the automatic places.
Another clean sheet
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 2, 2019
However, without the incredible Sam Johnstone, the Baggies would have drawn yesterday against Preston North End and would be just five points clear of Fulham and behind Leeds United on goal difference, as the goalkeeper made a sublime stop at Deepdale.
Before the Baggies scored a late winner through a Charlie Austin penalty in the 90th minute, Johnstone had pulled off a sublime stop, diving low to his right to keep out a Daniel Johnson bending effort. It truly was a stop to remember, and the fans have been quick to laud their ‘keeper for his display.
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You can read the Baggies’ verdict on Johnstone here:
Always said it… world class SJ
— WBA Rainbow Stand ® (@TheRainbowStand) December 2, 2019
Not gonna lie, had my doubts about him at the start of the season but he’s starting to grow on me
— (@wba_ymni) December 2, 2019
Great game Sam kept us in the game
— Jack May (@Jackmaywba) December 2, 2019
What a magnificent save from Sam as well
— Carl 1878 (@baggyboy1878) December 2, 2019
I dont want to see johnstone slander ever again absolute beast
— fül (@jjcole180) December 2, 2019
Making a lot of fans, me included, eat their words.
— Mike (@Revanche89) December 2, 2019
The West Brom fans are loving Johnstone this season and will be keen for him to keep up his sublime levels this season.