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West Brom 1 Huddersfield Town 2 - Player ratings

West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion slumped to a dreadful 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, leaving their survival hopes in tatters. Here, we rate the players.

The defining image of the match. (AMA)

BEN FOSTER

Nothing he could do about the first goal, although if you were being picky, you could argue he rushed out too quickly to Mounie for the second. But he made five saves, and outperformed others. 6/10

CRAIG DAWSON

Was nowhere near Van La Parra for his goal, but nodded in Brunt's corner to get Albion back in the game and nearly repeated the trick late on. 6/10

JONNY EVANS

Marshalled the midfield in the first half, but stood off Quaner in the build up to the first goal and tried playing offside for the second. 4/10

AHMED HEGAZI

Criticised by Pardew after the game for getting out too slowly, but he was one of few who kept going until the end and won five headers. 6/10

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KIERAN GIBBS

Played a sloppy sideways pass that put Albion in trouble and struggled to get forward. 5/10

MATT PHILLIPS

Remarkably, he managed to pull out of a tackle and concede a foul at the same time. A gutless ineffective performance that created just one solitary chance for his team-mates. 4/10

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GRZEGORZ KRYCHOWIAK

Tried to get things moving in the first half, and had to do a lot of running in his midfield pair. 5/10

GARETH BARRY

The recently-turned 37-year-old was booed off after another struggling performance off the pace, but that is arguably down to the head coach who insists on picking him. Only person who tested Lossl. 4/10

JAMES MCCLEAN

Wasted a rare chance with a volley into the Brummie Road End, and lost possession too regularly, allowing Huddersfield to break. 5/10

JAY RODRIGUEZ

Failed to make an impact on the game and didn't even manage to have a shot. Won a few headers, but was a peripheral figure. 4/10

SALOMON RONDON

Caught offside far too often and failed to test Lossl in the Huddersfield goal. Clapped the fans. 5/10

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Chris Brunt (McClean 57) - Albion man of the match

Didn’t come on until Albion were 2-0 down, but dragged them back into it with a trademark corner and then tested Lossl with a free-kick. One of the only players who looked up for the fight, after the game the fans were singing his name. Oh and he stayed and clapped those fans. His team-mates should take note. 8/10

Jake Livermore (Barry 69)

Back in the squad for the first time since Barcelona. Broke up play a bit. 5/10

Oliver Burke (Phillips 81)

Threatened with his pace, but the one time he did get in behind, waited too long to shoot. 5/10

Unused: Myhill, Nyom, McAuley, Yacob.

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