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West Brom took a heavy hit in their plight in the Premier League after Crystal Palace defeated them 5-1 at the Hawthorns this afternoon.
Roy Hodgson’s return to his old pitch saw his team return to London with three points in the bag and plenty of goals with Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha pocketing a pair of suspenders in the second half.
The Baggies fell behind for an own goal by Darnell Furlong within the first ten minutes and at halftime, they were also down to ten men when Paul Tierney handed Matheus Pereira his marching orders following the intervention of I WAS.
Chelsea loaned teacher Conor Gallagher had sorted things out before then, though it wasn’t enough with the Eagles brilliantly after the break.
There will be plenty of gaps for Slaven Bilic to pick in response to this weekend’s embarrassment, but the manager under fire may have to start with his blind faith in £ 15 million Karlan Grant’s summer signing.
How would you rate Karlan Grant’s start at West Brom?
The 23-year-old delivered another kind of disaster for Albion, he failed to score one more time, which means he is now just the one goal in seven starts since I came from Huddersfield Town.
Grant was simply not in the game and was rated (6.8) among the worst players in West Brom, so it’s no wonder the Croatian manager hooked him right after the hour.
He also lost possession seven times, had just 29 touches and only made ten passes, a number that was surpassed by Baggies’ shot stopper Sam Johnstone and since he spent half his time getting the ball out of his net, he only serves. to show just how poor Grant was.
Birmingham Live Reporter Joseph chapman gave Grant a 4/10 and stated, “Again, it didn’t happen to Grant here. A lot depends on him, after the long chase of him over the summer and the need for the Albion attackers to address the problem of their goals, but again it was quite easy to defeat.
As he says, it’s not the first time Bilic’s firm has sucked the place up, so maybe if he still has a job by then the Albion boss should look to fire him in favor of Callum Robinson or Hal Robson-Kanu.
It might give him some time and give him the butt kick Grant needs to really jump-start his Baggies career.
And in other news, Forget Pereira: £ 29k-p / w Lightweight Baggies who won ONE duel massively disappointed Bilic …