So, with the weekend matches done and dusted, we take a look at what we can take away from the matches.
1) The win against Manchester United was no fluke
When West Brom stunned incumbent champions Manchester United 2-1 at the Theatre of Dreams, one could be forgiven the thought that it was a mere fluke. A disturbance in the force, so to speak. But the performance against the Champions warranted nothing short of the result. They went at United at every opportunity, and soaked up pressure when United’s attack, uninspired as it was, attempted to make a foray into their attacking third.
The performance against Arsenal, though, made sure the fact that no one would think that the victory at United was a fluke. They actually put up a better performance against Arsenal than they did at Old Trafford, and not even Arsenal fans would’ve been able to dispute the claim that a win for the Baggies would have been deserved. At the Hawthorns, West Brom looked sharp and incisive, not letting Arsenal build up too full a head of steam. Steve Clarke will take solace from the display his wards put on at the Hawthorns, and will look to more of the same.