Albion 1 Brighton 0: WBA-MAD Player Ratings

Last updated : 28 February 2021 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion made it five points out of nine as the Baggies gave themselves a relegation lifeline with a 1-0 win over Brighton at The Hawthorns. 

Here's our player ratings after Albion's controversial win: 

Sam Johnstone – 7

Made three good saves to maintain his second consecutive clean sheet. Didn’t get anywhere near either penalty – but didn’t need to.

Darnell Furlong – 7

Put one excellent cross into the area first half that Diange headed wide. Much better defensively and positionally now after working with Allardyce.

Kyle Barley – 8

Gave Albion the perfect start and then put his body on the line after the break to maintain the lead. One brilliantly timed second half challenge which he celebrated more than his goal.

Dara O’Shea – 7

Was really aggressive in the tackle and kept it simple in possession. Has looked far more comfortable in the last two games.

Conor Townsend – 6

Unlucky to concede a second half penalty but was always on the wrong side of his man. Didn’t do too much else wrong but was unable to support further up the pitch.

Okay Yokuslu – 7

Another gutsy performance from the Turk who is quickly becoming a fans favourite. Another who was unlucky to concede a penalty, although he did lose his runner.

Conor Gallagher – 6

The Chelsea loanee just runs for fun. Was given the responsibility of taking Albion’s corners and whipped over a brilliant cross for Bartley’s opener.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 7

Another who was full of running. Helped press Brighton’s backline to stop the visitors playing out from the back. Should’ve done better with a late first half chance.

Matt Phillips – 7

Much better from Phillips after his poor show at Burnley. Looked to beat his man and always provided cover for Townsend.

Mathues Pereira – 5

Another below par performance from arguably Albion’s best player. Hardly had any influence on the game and misplaced too many passes.

Mbaye Diange – 6

Had a half chance with a header before the break but was feeding off scraps for the rest of the game. Did his best to bring others into the game but was too often surrounded by Brighton’s defence.


Grady Diagana – 6

Was great to see him back in an Albion shirt. Went on a few mazy runs and won a few valuable free kicks to relieve the pressure on Albion’s backline.

Branislav Ivanovic – 6

Called upon to add some experience as Albion switched to a five man defence. Didn’t have too much to do despite Brighton’s pressure.

Hal Robson-Kanu – 5

Tried to influence the game but was chasing long, hopeless balls during his short cameo.  

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