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West Brom 4 Hull City 2 - Player ratings

Albion made it back-to-back wins in the Championship with a 4-2 win over Hull City.

Grady Diangana of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-2 with team mates. (AMA)
Grady Diangana of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-2 with team mates. (AMA)

In what was an open and attacking game, both teams impressed going forward whilst looking a touch shaky at the back.

Overall, though, the Baggies had too much quality for their opponents and ran out deserved winners. Here we rate the players.

Sam Johnstone

The glovesman showed his class with a truly outstanding stop to keep out a fierce Jon Toral strike. But Johnstone will feel he should have got a better connection on the ball when he punched clear the corner that led to Kevin Stewart’s goal. 7

Dara O’Shea

A near faultless display from the Dubliner who should be immensely proud of the way he has conducted himself since being asked to fill in at right back. Strong in the air and good on the ball, O’Shea also made one crucial interception to cut out a through-ball to Keane Lewis-Potter. 8

Kyle Bartley

Enjoyed a real tussle up against Josh Magennis – with both players having spells when they were on top. This was a solid, if unspectacular, performance from Bartley who will be disappointed Albion looked so vulnerable at set-pieces. 6

Ahmed Hegazi

Scored his first goal of the season with a cracking header from a Matheus Pereira corner. But he picked up a needless booking when he stopped Hull from taking a quick free-kick. And that came back to haunt him when he got a second yellow for a foul on Malik Wilks. That red means he will now miss the Derby game, which is a shame as he's done well since the re-start. 6

Kieran Gibbs

Picked up yet another hamstring injury – with the issue having blighted him all season. Gibbs has impressed since the re-start but lasted just over half-an-hour here. In his absence, Conor Townsend again stepped in to perform well. 5

Romaine Sawyers

The deepest of Albion’s midfield three, Sawyers was hugely impressive at Sheffield Wednesday but didn’t show the same defensive nous here. Not able to dictate the tempo as usual, he was subbed just past the hour mark. 6

Rekeem Harper

A bright display from the youngster whose defensive positioning against both Wednesday and Hull has gone somewhat under the radar. His ability to carry the ball is a real plus. A touch more composure in front of goal is needed, however, after he missed one glorious chance. 7

Filip Krovinovic

Went close a couple of times with efforts from distance. Krovinovic also linked play well, with his passing crisp and positive. A player who always gives everything for the cause. 7

Matheus Pereira

What else is there to say? Three assists, including the pass for Kamil Grosikci which was out of this world. The best player in the Championship has his swagger back. He really is a joy to watch. 9

Kamil Grosicki

The winger looked dangerous every time he got on the ball and created one glorious chance for Harper. Hull found it impossible to cope with his pace, while the finish for his goal was classy. 8

Charlie Austin

The birthday boy made it two goals in two games with a lovely composed finish after taking the ball down on his chest. His work rate was also magnificent, with Austin running his socks off to ensure Albion kept their shape. 8

Conor Townsend (for Gibbs 36)

Gave Albion added spark down the left side whilst also doing well defensively. 7

Jake Livermore (for Sawyers 62)

Added nous and leadership in the middle of the park. 6

Hal Robson-Kanu (for Austin 62)

Bright on the ball, the striker looked much sharper. 6

Brunt (for Krovinovic 72)

Very vocal, Brunt did everything he could to keep Albion organised with the team keeping the ball better following his introduction. It was great to see him back out there. 7

Diangana (for Harper 72)

Looked back to his best and netted a brilliant individual goal. 8

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