A late Charlie Austin penalty ensured Albion made it three wins in a row as they defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at The Hawthorns.

The game throughout was on a knife edge with both sides having glorious chances to win late on.

The Baggies started the game on the front foot as 30 seconds in, Hal Robson-Kanu looped a header over the bar from Matt Phillips’s cross.

Sheffield Wednesday up the other end were unfortunate not to be in front as Julian Borner’s snapshot was deflected wide after a scrap in the box.

West Brom then took the lead as Matheus Pereira played a lovely ball through to Hal Robson-Kanu, who latched onto it and cooly stroked the ball under the legs of goalkeeper Kieren Westwood.

However early on in the second half, the visitors levelled things up. Filip Krovinovic poorly lost the ball in his own penalty area and subsequently brought down Kieran Lee.

Steven Fletcher rolled the ball past Sam Johnstone from the penalty spot and Slaven BIlic’s men had yet again thrown away a lead at home.

Morgan Fox clipped the bar late on for the Owls just after Robson-Kanu failed to latch onto Phillips’s teasing delivery.

Charlie Austin hit the post with a header from Grady Diangana’s floated cross and the game was seemingly heading for a draw.

But Austin won it for the Baggies from the penalty spot after Matheus Pereira was brought down by Wednesday keeper Westwood.

The striker drilled the ball past Westwood to ensure Albion gain a 5 point lead over third place Preston and remain 2 points clear of Leeds who are in second spot.

Here’s how we rated the players in the 2-1 win: