West Brom made it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time this season with a resounding 3-0 victory over Southampton to ignite their survival bid.
Two goals in three first-half minutes through Matheus Pereira and Matt Phillips put Sam Allardyce’s men in control at the Hawthorns before Callum Robinson’s fine finish completed the Baggies’ biggest home win in the Premier League since November 2016.
“It is one of many top quality performances over the past eight or 10 games but we haven’t received the credit because we didn’t win,” Allardyce said.
“We have missed out on many points due to our poor finishing.
“We have had two very important wins but unfortunately we have to rely on other people losing.
“But we are still fighting.”
The Baggies are still in deep trouble, eight points adrift of fourth-bottom Newcastle with seven games remaining.
They however have hope because if anyone knows how to attain survival from this position, it is Big Sam.