Defender Liam Ridgewell today compared Albion’s historic win at Old Trafford with his Carling Cup success with Birmingham.
The full-back says Wembley victory over Arsenal with Blues in 2011 was the biggest day of his career – but he reckons Saturday’s triumph at Manchester United was a close second.
“I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a point there and the way we played was brilliant,” said the 29-year-old.
“We fully deserved what we got.
“The big one for me was beating Arsenal at Wembley, but Saturday was definitely up there – maybe not the same, but definitely up there.
“Everyone put their shift in and when you go to a place like Old Trafford you’ve got to do that.
“Everyone defended so well. The goals will get the attention, but everyone played so well.
“I think last year was the closest I came to a result. We lost 2-0, but they scored their second in the last 10 minutes and we played very well that day.
“We spoke about it before Saturday’s game and said we’d played really well last year and not got anything out of it.
“On Saturday we did.
“It is brilliant. Everyone loves to play there. Everyone says it’s hard, but if you can’t get up to play somewhere like Old Trafford you never will.
“So you just have to embrace it.”
Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino scored the brilliant goals that gave Albion their first Old Trafford win in 35 years.
But Wayne Rooney’s strike three minutes after Amalfitano’s opener looked likely to trigger a United fightback.
Ridgewell claimed home players were offside when Rooney’s free-kick crept past Boaz Myhill, but paid tribute to his side’s scorers.
“I thought there were a few players offside for their goal, but it was a great free-kick and one we just had to get over,” he said.
"It shows how well we played that we came back and won.
“Morgan’s was a brilliant individual goal. When he went through I thought he was going to shoot, but he dummied.
“My heart sank with everyone else’s and I was shouting ‘shoot’, but he was calm and it was a great goal.
“Saido had a chance before on his left foot and I just shouted at him to shoot. I said ‘you’re a centre forward. Forget passing’.
“And he duly obliged on the next one. It was a great finish.”
“He’s a great lad with his feet on the floor and a good footballer and such a great finisher.
“He is such a great striker of the ball and a good finisher and he’s got a big future ahead of him if he keeps his head down and he got his rewards, scoring at Old Trafford.”