West Brom continued their fine run of form with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn in the Championship. It was one of the deserved football results of the weekend as the visitors have been unbeaten so far. West Brom got off to a flyer with three shots in the first minute itself. Alex Mowatt scored with the third shot, a scintillating volley. It was his second goal of the week after scoring midweek.
Matt Phillips helped double the visitor’s lead in the first half as they took control of the game. Blackburn were given a ray of hope when they capitalized on a Sam Johnstone mistake. The scoreline was not a true reflection of the dominance of the visitors in a game where they hit the woodwork four times.
Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “We gave them a goal, laid it on a plate for them. I thought over the 90 minutes, we matched them up physically, which you have to do against West Brom because there’s no more direct team in the league. We fought and had a go, and yet we’ve given them a goal start so we’re left frustrated and disappointed. But particularly the second half, we more than matched them. We try and get (Sam) Gallagher wide, drop it on him, and play from there, if he wins his header…we get our chance.”
West Brom’s Valerien Ismael: “(It was a) great performance from Matt. I think, since I’ve been here, he will have a massive part (to play), especially (in) the new position as a nine and it’s important to get the rewards. He works hard all the time. He missed 10 days due to the virus and now he’s getting better and better.”
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