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West Brom 1 Leicester 2: player ratings - Cedric Kipre shines again as comeback continues

Lewis Cox rates the West Brom players following their defeat to Leicester City.


Alex Palmer

Can not have blame levelled at him for either goal. Made one sharp stop from a deflected cross. Otherwise untroubled.

Unlucky 6

Darnell Furlong

Continued his decent recent form. Looked to get forward when possible, defended well and made some crucial blocks.

Blocks 7

Semi Ajayi

A mixed afternoon. Picked some good passes early on but guilty of an almost-costly loose ball and then being turned by Iheanacho. Recovered.

Mixed 6

Cedric Kipre

Another excellent display, his consistency is excellent at the moment. Did well against a lively Foxes frontline.

Consistency 8

Conor Townsend

Steady enough first half. Found second half tough going at times but generally marked McAteer well.

Steady 6

Okay Yokuslu

Probably the midfielder’s best display of the season. he made a slow start but recovered to be Albion’s best player. Great with the ball and made countless crucial interceptions.

Starred 8

Alex Mowatt

Quieter than his midfield colleague, some unusually off passing and control but did OK overall.

Off-key 6

Grady Diangana

Some bright moments with the ball and his direct dribbling troubled the visitors. But Albion just needed a bit more from him.

Bright 7

Jeremy Sarmiento

His first time starting in the No.10 role and he struggled early on to get to grips with the contest. Couldn’t influence the game.

Struggled 6

Matt Phillips

He was having a decent afternoon, full of his usual endeavour, until a hamstring injury right on half-time.

Concern 6

Brandon Thomas-Asante

Again a mixed bag. Effort was there but not overly effective in the final third. Might have shot earlier with a first-half chance. Also fired at keeper from distance.

Blunted 6


John Swift (for Phillips, 45+1) 6, Jayson Molumby (for Mowatt, 76) 5, Josh Maja (for Diangana, 76) 7. Tom Fellows (for Sarmiento, 76) 6, Nathaniel Chalobah (for Yokuslu, 86). Subs not used: Griffiths, Taylor, Pieters, Pipa.