West Brom returned to the top of the Championship in emphatic style as they trounced Swansea City 5-1 at The Hawthorns.

Goals from Semi Ajayi, Matheus Pereira, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards rounded off a terrific performance as they handed Swansea there first defeat away from home this season.

The result lifts the Baggies ten points clear of the play off places in top spot as they go ahead of Leeds once again on 45 points.

It did take Albion 25 minutes to take the lead as Kyle Bartley nodded the ball back across goal from Pereira’s deep corner straight on to the head of a grateful Ajayi, who headed the ball past Woodman for his third goal of the season.

Nine minutes later, the Baggies doubled their lead, with Grady Diangana slipping in Kieran Gibbs, who pulled the ball back into the path of Pereira, and he whipped the ball into the near corner of the net.

However, shortly after, the visitors grabbed a goal back. A deep corner went past a herd of players in the box, it fell to Sam Surridge at the back post, whose original effort was blocked on the line by Bartley, but the ball fell back to him and it was tapped in by the striker.

The hosts restored their two goal lead just before half-time as Pereira fantastically slipped in Robson-Kanu, who stroked the ball into the far corner to the relief of the Albion faithful.

The game was put to bed with 20 minutes to go as Matt Grimes lost the ball in his own half. Pereira latched on to it and picked out a ridiculous clipped ball to Phillips who fantastically produced a diving header into the far corner.

4 minutes later, Slaven Bilic’s men grabbed there 5th and final goal as Edwards smashed the ball in to the centre of the goal after being teed up by Matheus Pereira.

The Baggies now move 10 points clear in the automatic promotion places and with the way they are playing, they are destined for Premier League football next season surely.

Here’s how we rated the WBA players in the 5-1 win: