Slaven Bilic reckons Albion's position at the top of the Championship at Christmas is down to hard work from his side.
Albion dropped points at home to promotion chasing Brentford as Bilic's side again came from a goal down to rescue a share of the points.
The draw saw Albion hit the 50 point mark for the season as pull three points clear from second placed Leeds.
"We are top because we work hard every game," Bilic said in an interview with BBC WM.
"There is still a long way to go. It's a marathon, but it's a great position to be in.
"If we do the same in the second half of the season, I don't see how we could not finish in the top two. It feels great [to be top of the league at Christmas] but it's a big obligation for us."