West Brom were left frustrated again as they surrendered two leads against Charlton Athletic, drawing 2-2 at The Valley.
Goals from Kenneth Zohore and Hal Robson-Kanu looked to have set Albion up for their first win in four Championship games but Josh Davison and a Sam Johnstone own goal meant the shares were spoiled.
Kenneth Zohore had the first chance of the game as his glancing header was denied at full stretch by goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.
But the Dane wasn’t to be denied a second time and he fired his second goal against Charlton in the space of six days. He robbed the ball off Tom Lockyer and drove the ball, being blocked by Deji Oshilaja before hammering under Phillips on the rebound for his fourth goal of the season in all competitions.
However, after Albion’s dominance, Charlton got themselves back level seven minutes later. Conor Gallagher’s looping cross was met by Naby Sarr, before being directed brilliantly in to the near corner by Davison for his first professional goal.
In the second half, the Baggies restored their lead thirty seconds in, as Matt Phillips’s low cross was turned in by Robson-Kanu whose flick took a slight deflection off Sarr to Dillon Phillips.
But in the 76th minute, Charlton nicked a point as Lockyer’s header clipped the post from Alfie Doughty’s free kick, and hit off Johnstone’s back to go over the line and maintain Albion’s winless league run of five games.
Here’s how we rated the WBA players from the 2-2 draw:
Sam Johnstone - 4
Was fortunate to see Gallagher fire wide after giving the ball away when trying to play out from the back. Should have done better for Charlton’s second goal as he was close to the near post.
Darnell Furlong - 6
As always he was attempting to get up the right side and cause problems. Didn’t have too much action but was solid when needed.
Semi Ajayi - 5
Struggled to contain the Charlton forwards when they got forward in the first half. Gave away cheap fouls in both halfs and was booked as a result.
Kyle Bartley - 6
Was the more composed defender today. Risked his luck when failing to clear twice with a scramble in the penalty area, but apart from that he was as solid as ever.
Conor Townsend - 5
Like Furlong, Townsend was insistent to cause damage on the opposite flank. Got in to dangerous situations, but his final ball let him down.
Jake Livermore - 5
Wasn’t too involved in the game. Struggled to put his stamp on the game in midfield.
Romaine Sawyers - 6
Put in a decent shift in midfield spraying some nice passes to set Albion on their way in attack.
Matheus Pereira - 5
Was wasteful in dangerous situations which ultimately cost Albion. Shooting was very poor and his passes were under-hit most of the time.
Matt Phillips - 6 (subbed off 86')
Was quiet in the first half but was more of a threat in the second, whipping a low ball across the penalty area that was finished by Robson-Kanu.
Hal Robson-Kanu - 7 (subbed off 73')
Wasn’t at his best in the first half but was better in the second half, firstly latching on to Phillips’s delivery to put Albion back in front. Fired over another couple of shots and was taken off towards the end of the game.
Kenneth Zohore - 7 (subbed off 70')
Notched his second goal against Charlton in the space of six days with a brilliant driven finish. Held the ball up well on his own up front for the remainder of the game before being taken off with 20 minutes to go.
Grady Diangana - 5 (subbed on 70')
Tried to stretch the Charlton defence on the left when brought on but was stopped well. Will be a much needed boost in the next few games provided he stays at the club.
Charlie Austin - 5 (subbed on 73')
Hardly touched the ball after he came on.
Kyle Edwards - 5 (subbed on 86')
Didn’t have enough time to impact the game.