Slaven Bilic’s Baggies share out goals in Championship promotion race

West Brom traditionally thrived in their recruitment of relatively obscure bargains and, re-energised under Slaven Billic, they appear to be superbly set up for the title run-in

As Tammy Abraham tucked away his penalty to send Aston Villa to Wembley, West Brom hearts broke. Amid a raucous atmosphere at The Hawthorns last May, it was the kick that confirmed a play-off defeat for the Baggies.

Fast forward nine months, though, and perhaps that failure was a blessing for Albion. It facilitated a reset and, under a different manager in Slaven Bilic, they are six points clear at the top of the Championship, and the division’s leading scorers.

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