This was a presurred west brom side but to the fans It felt like a new wba side - despite only a couple of changes.
Joleon Lescott was finally given his debut for the axed Jonas Olsson and Stephane Sessegnon replaced Brown Ideye - who dropped to the bench.
Straight from the off we pushed Tottenham to the max and to be honest no one can take away the performance of the lads. If there was one person who deserves that little bit extra credit it's Joleon Lescott – he marked Adeybayor out the game. The midfield were solid and the defence looked strong under Lescott's orders - a vast improvement on the horror show against Everton.
After the break
Albion continued to press forward in search of the goal they deserved. Berahino had a goal disallowed for offside, Lescott saw his volley blocked on the line by Dawson - who should've had an earlier penalty. Craig Gardner also went close with a long range effort.
Then a corner. After so many corners throughout the game I had a feeling this was the one which would bring a goal. The fans gave Brunt a good reception as he trotted over to take the kick. He pin points the ball on to Morrison's head and all the hard work had paid off. 1-0 to Albion.
But now it was a defensive battle. We had to trust our strong defence who didn't let us down - Dawson and Lescott, in particular, were excellent. Then it was celebration time and all smiles on the way home as Albion earned three deserved points. At the final whistle, Irvine punched the air in celebration at guiding Albion to his first victory in charge.
Let's hope for the same against Burnley.
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