Gareth McAuley today hailed Claudio Yacob as a key to the Baggies’ ‘back to basics’ defensive resurgence.
Yacob bagged his first goal for the club in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in their last Premier League outing.
But McAuley reckons the Argentina international’s all-round return to his best was crucial to the draw against the Gunners and the historic win at Manchester United.
“I would never say Claudio wasn’t in form but he certainly has been breaking a lot of things up for us in the last two games and the goal against Arsenal will be in forefront of people’s thoughts,” said McAuley.
“Him and Youssouf Mulumbu have been doing a great job in the last four games and we have been getting results with that solid block. He is our defensive midfield lynchpin.”