West Brom just know how to make the blood pressure of their supporters rise to crazy levels, but it was all worth it in the end.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 2, 2019
Charlie Austin was the hero at Deepdale as the former Southampton striker slotted away a late penalty to secure an important 1-0 win for Slaven Bilic’s side that takes them back up to top in the Championship table.
The penalty, though, looked questionable as Kyle Edwards seemed to go down easily when Declan Rudd appeared to make little contact with the West Brom youngster. Yet despite the uncertainty of the foul, the referee pointed to the spot, and Austin slotted it home to gift the Baggies the win and to see the Albion leapfrog Leeds United in the Championship standings.
The late drama caused pandemonium on social media with West Brom supporters, and here’s what fans had to say on Twitter about Austin’s dramatic late winner, with plenty of supporters in euphoria about the former Premier League striker sealing the win for Bilic’s side…
Leeds fans in tears, you love to see it.
— Steven (@StevenGBorley) December 2, 2019
Things I like to see pic.twitter.com/gzzfRJ1Pzi
— ♡Emma♡ (@emmahaleyxox) December 2, 2019
This bloke oozes passion and I love it COYB
— Toby Green (@Toby90Green) December 2, 2019
— Lewis (@BilicSZN) December 2, 2019
Some fans, though, were happy that VAR isn’t around in the Championship so it couldn’t wipe away the goal…
Thankfully no VAR…
— Andy Caulton (@AndyfromNewHamp) December 2, 2019
Dive as well
— George🇭🇷 (@GS_WBA) December 2, 2019
I LOVE NOT HAVING VAR GET IN
— jonas (@ToastedJonas) December 2, 2019
Great penalty by Austin but that was not a penalty ah wellll I’ll take it!
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) December 2, 2019
West Brom will face another play-off hopeful next week at the Hawthorns when Swansea City make the journey east to the Championship leaders.