West Bromwich Albion are now winless in their last four league games after they fell to a 1-0 defeat against promotion rivals Brentford.

Ollie Watkins’s 23rd goal of the season was enough to separate the two sides as Albion’s lead in the automatic promotion places has now been cut to five points from the Bees, who go up to third in the table after Fulham lost at Leeds.

There was one change for Albion from the 0-0 draw with Birmingham, which saw Grady Diangana come in for Callum Robinson.

It was a positive opening few minutes for the Baggies, with the returning Diangana threatening on the left-hand side, using some impressive skill to get away from Henrik Dalsgaard, but his cross fell onto the top of the net.

From that point on though, the Baggies fell very flat and were punished for it, as a sweeping Brentford counter-attack led to Josh Dasilva squaring the ball across to Watkins, who got in front of Ahmed Hegazi to slide the ball home.

At half time, Baggies boss Slaven Bilic brought on Kenneth Zohore, and it nearly turned out to be the perfect substitution when the Dane swivelled and unleashed a venomous effort that crashed against the crossbar.

Brentford, for the final part of the game, took control after surviving a long, dominant spell from Albion and should have wrapped the game up, but Josh Dasilva squirmed his shot wide after having time on the edge of the box.

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