West Bromwich Albion provided one of the shocks in the fourth round of the FA Cup, dumping out Premier League side West Ham 1-0 thanks to Conor Townsend’s first goal for the club.

Slaven Bilic made eight changes to his side on his return to West Ham with only Ahmed Hegazi, Conor Townsend and Matt Phillips retaining their places from the 1-0 defeat to Stoke.

The Baggies were better than the Hammers all over the pitch, showing more tempo and desire than the hosts who undoubtedly were showing their lack of confidence as they fight to overcome a relegation battle in the Premier League.

Kyle Edwards was the first man to draw a chance in the game, firing low to the near post after cutting in from the left hand side, which was well parried behind by Hammers goalkeeper Darren Randolph.

Soon after that though, the Baggies raced in to the lead. A neat run by Filip Krovinovic saw the ball fall in to the path of Charlie Austin, and his heavy touch collided off a combination of Issa Diop and Carlos Sanchez after their mix up and fell in to the feet of Conor Townsend, who sharply took one touch and drilled the ball in to the top corner past a despairing Randolph.

Shortly after, Albion really should have doubled their lead. Kyle Edwards did well to hold the ball on the left before going back to Townsend, who clipped a delightful ball over which was headed narrowly wide by Krovinovic.

West Ham were all over the place and should have been punished by the Baggies who weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal when needed. Declan Rice cheaply gave the ball away to Dara O’Shea in his own half, and the Irishman whipped a brilliant ball over which was headed wide by Austin from a few yards out and he really should have done better with that.

Early in the second half, Slaven Bilic’s side continued their dominance with Filip Krovinovic flashing wide with a left footed effort before Charlie Austin had a close range header held by Randolph from Kyle Edwards’s cross.

West Ham towards the end of the game were starting to get on top with Albian Ajeti heading narrowly wide from Manuel Lanzini’s delivery.

With just under 20 minutes to go, Albion made it more difficult for themselves to pick up a result with Semi Ajayi being sent off for two yellow cards after he bundled over Ajeti on the counter attack.

Declan Rice then had a shot from the edge of the box parried away by Baggies keeper Jonathan Bond, which was the only meaningful save he had to make.

In the dying moments of the game, West Ham blew their best chance of the game, Michail Antonio’s low cross was deflected off Conor Townsend which fell to Mark Noble on the edge of the box who was unmarked, but he blasted the ball over the bar to ensure that West Brom held on and booked their place in to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Here’s how we rated the WBA players in the 1-0 win: