EPL Wrap: West Brom Win Again, 'See What Happens'

EPL Wrap: West Brom Win Again, 'See What Happens' Photo: TT
West Bromwich Albion's manager Sam Allardyce gives the thumbs-up during an English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion have recorded back-to-back big wins but manager Sam Allardyce remains realistic about their Premier League survival aspirations.

The Baggies thrashed Southampton 3-0 on Monday, with goals from Matheus Pereira, Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson, following up last weekend’s 5-2 win at Chelsea.

The result leaves West Bromwich in 19th spot but moves them up to 24 points, two behind 18th-placed Fulham but still eight points from safety with Newcastle in 17th with seven games to play.

“We’re all staring at the table and it’s still a big task unfortunately,” Allardyce said after WBA’s win.

“We all know we should’ve been a lot closer than that based on the performances we have delivered. The lads are finally getting the credit they deserve because they are winning.

“We just need to keep winning games. We can’t slip up. Let’s keep winning and see what happens. The players have handled the pressure well. The pressure has grown on them but they’ve handled it by beating Chelsea and Southampton.

“At this level of performance, we are a match for anyone.”

Elsewhere on Monday, Brighton drew 0-0 at home with Everton, with the result aiding the Seagulls’ solid survival prospects although they arguably should have claimed all three points with a dominant display.

The Toffees are in the hunt for European football but are winless from their past four matches and are eighth.

Ben somerford
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