West Brom responded to pressure, yet again, to go to the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Derby County at The Hawthorns.

Goals from Grady Diangana and Dara O’Shea were enough to get the Baggies over the line and maintain their five-point lead over Brentford in third place.

Slaven Bilic made four changes to the side that defeated Hull City 4-2 at the weekend which saw Diangana, Jake Livermore, Semi Ajayi and Conor Townsend come in for Filip Krovinovic, Rekeem Harper, Ahmed Hegazi and Kieran Gibbs.

The game started with another early goal for Albion, who broke the deadlock in the 11th minute with Kamil Grosicki’s slick pass being latched onto by Diangana, who rounded the Derby goalkeeper Ben Hamer and tucked the ball in from a very tight angle.

Derby dominated the ball for large periods but with no success as they failed to register a single shot on target for the whole 90 minutes.

On the contrary, the Baggies were hitting the Rams on the counter-attack and looked dangerous every-time they went forward, with Hamer denying Charlie Austin towards the end of the first half and then keeping out two efforts from Matheus Pereira in the second half.

With just under 15 minutes to go, Bilic’s men got a much needed second goal with O’Shea heading home at the near post from a Pereira corner.

It went from bad to worse for Derby as in injury time, Louie Sibley was sent off for allegedly kicking out at O’Shea when their legs got tangled.

Here’s how we rated the WBA players in the 2-0 win: