West Brom returned to the top of the Championship with a resounding 4-1 win over fellow promotion contenders Bristol City on Wednesday.

In arguably Albion’s best performance of the season so far, they were in complete control and played some fantastic technical football on there way to grabbing another three points.

For the WBA team news, Nathan Ferguson was recalled back into the starting line up ahead of Darnell Furlong which gave Kieran Gibbs a first start since returning from his toe injury.

Midfield duo Romaine Sawyers and Jake Livermore also returned into the fold just as expected. Finally, Ahmed Hegazi was dropped to the bench and Semi Ajayi reverted back into defence with Kyle Bartley.

The Robins were very slow out the blocks compared to the league leaders who quickly got the first goal of the game.

Hal Robson-Kanu neatly slipped in Grady Diangana who cleverly back-heeled the ball into the path of Gibbs who slid the ball home, much to the delight of the Albion faithful.

With six minutes to go until the break, there was a moment of magic from Matheus Pereira who, from a free-kick, clipped the ball into the top corner from the centre of the visitor’s penalty area with Bristol City goalkeeper Daniel Bentley hardly moving.

In the second half, the Baggies had seen out a lot of Bristol City pressure, as the Robins began the second half on the front foot but with ten minutes to go, Famara Diedhiou smashed the ball into the net.

No pressure on Slaven Bilic’s men however as two minutes after they conceded, they snatched their two-goal lead back.

Matt Phillips whipped in a delightful ball after Bristol City needlessly gave the ball away, and it was expertly finished by the inform Robson-Kanu, who now has five goals in seven games.

There was still time for a fourth goal for the hosts as Phillips yet again whipped a superb ball into the penalty area which was met by Charlie Austin. His initial effort was brilliantly saved by Bentley but it was an easy follow up as it bounced straight back to him off the post.

It’s now four wins in a row for the Baggies which sees them leapfrog Leeds back into top spot and go seven points clear of third-place Fulham as Preston lost 4-0 to Hull City.

Here’s how we rated the WBA players in the 4-1 win: