Well, that was more flaming like it! Maybe it was the coin throwing incident that galvanised the players and the fans or maybe it was Pulis finally throwing caution to the wind and loosening the reins a little, whatever it was it worked and even though we seemingly tried our hardest to throw it away in the second half, it was easily the best, from an attacking perspective, we have played all season. My XI article prior to the Crystal Palace game was basically a rant at Pulis and the players with little hope of any improvement on the pitch. Well, they well and truly proved me wrong putting on an exciting attacking display, especially in the first half, meaning the Albion faithful left the ground not only smiling about the result but the performance also.
Up next is league leaders Leicester City (still feels strange saying that). How refreshing it’s been for a team like Leicester, with the transfer/wage budget that they have, to be doing so unbelievably well at the top end of the table. Unless you’re a Man City, Arsenal or Tottenham fan I doubt there are many who aren’t hoping they can pull off the seemingly impossible and win the title. I know I will be cheering them on for the remainder of the season, bar tomorrow’s game of course.
I have got this feeling that Tuesday night’s game is going to be a bit of a humdinger. I think Leicester will definitely be up for it after snatching all three points in dramatic fashion against Norwich at the weekend and so will we after our resurgent performance against the Eagles Saturday night.
Score Prediction: Leicester 2 (Vardy, Mahrez) – West Brom 2 (Rondon, Berahino)
Key Player: Saido Berahino