Bristol City 0-3 West Brom: The Baggies beat the Robins as goal of the ball from Callum Robinson and two from Hal Robson-Kanu extend their lead at the top of the championship
- The Robins went back to a goal in the 32nd minute from Callum Robinson
- His shot rebounded from the keeper, hit the winger in the face and slowly rolled inside
- Robson-Kanu doubled the lead in 36 minutes when he came home from close range
- Hope came for the hosts when Romaine Sawyers saw red for grabbing Paterson
- But Baggies extended their lead to three when Robson-Kanu shot home second
Hal Robson-Kanu brought a two-goal message to the rest of the championship when West Brom made the light of Romaine Sawyers’ broadcast to stay at the top of the table.
Robson-Kanu stuck in both half, his second goal came just after Sawyers received a straight red card after 76 minutes as he got the throat of Jamie Paterson from Bristol City.
The Robin substitute was booked and the fracas between both sets of players forced Baggies manager Slaven Biic to restrain his furious backroom staff when they responded to home-DIY accusations.
Robson-Kanu celebrates scoring the second goal from his side away from home against Bristol City
His goal made it clear that Romaine Sawyers was broadcasting (photo) after grabbing Jamie Paterson
Match facts and player RATINGS
Bristol City (4-2-3-1): Bentley 4; Hunt 5, Williams 5, Benkovic 5, Dasilva 5; Henriksen 6, Nagy 5 (Palmer 74, 5); Eliasson 4 (Paterson 61.4), O’Dowda 3 (Weimann 61, 4), Wells 4; Diedhiou 3
Manager rating: Lee Johnson 5
Unused subs: Wollacott, Baker, Kalas, Rowe
booked: Benkovic, Paterson
West Brom (4-3-3): Johnstone 6; O’Shea 7, Hegazi 7, Ajayi 7, Townsend 8, Livermore 9, Sawyers 7, Krovinovic 7 (Harper 79, 5); Pereira 8 (Phillips 84, 5), Robinson 8 (Grosicki 74, 5), Robson-Kanu 9
Manager rating: Slaves Bilic 8
Unused subs: Bond, Furlong, Bartley, Austin
goals: Robinson 32, Robson-Kanu 36, 79
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When peace was restored, West Brom saw the remaining 14 minutes with few problems away from Leeds United.
Both sides struggled to adjust to the swirling wind, although the control of West Brom improved when they got the ball from Matheus Pereira.
The deception of the Brazillian caused most of the early problems of the home team and when the Baggies winger came sweetly into contact with a dropping volley, it was also for Bristol City that the ball hit defender Jack Hunt when it flew towards goal .
Hal Robson-Kanu was a regular target for Pereira’s plagues, although the striker was well organized by his old Welsh international teammate Ashley Williams.
When Robson-Kanu was in space in Bristol City’s penalty kick, Williams’s perfectly timed tackle limited the danger.
But the Robins were heavily besieged because they were losing the fight in midfield and then collapsed to pass on the strong breeze, so it was no surprise when Albion went past the half hour mark with 1-0.
The Robins trailed a goal bone in the 32nd minute when the ball hit Callum Robinson
A neat move ended with Robson-Kanu sliding a pass down the path of Callum Robinson, whose shot was saved by Dan Bentley’s legs, only for the keeper to look desperately while the ball returned to Robinson’s face and into it just rolled.
It was Robinson’s second goal in so many games after his move from Sheffield United and if the Robins could count themselves unhappy, they only had to blame themselves when they stayed 2-0 four minutes later.
West Brom skipper Jake Livermore had just shot wide and saved Bentley when he tried his luck for the third time from a distance.
For Robson-Kanu’s first goal, the striker only had to throw the ball home two meters to score
This time the flight of the ball seemed to mislead Bentley and he could only put the effort weakly into Robson-Kanu’s path.
The former attacker in Wales only had to throw the ball home from two meters and the side of Slaven Bilic already looked like they were on their way to a fourth victory in five games.
West Brom’s control continued after the break when Robson-Naku and Filip Krovinovic both sent close and Bristol City barely managed to answer a meaningful attack.
West Brom’s control remained after the break and Bristol City struggled to form an attack
When Nahki Wells finally managed to give a chance, the striker saluted two meters wide.
The game then exploded with the clash between Sawyers and Paterson who left West Brom to 10 men.
It didn’t matter much for their dominance, because within a minute they grabbed a third goal and second for Robson-Kanu.
A terrible, under-hit back pass from Williams gave Robson-Kanu his opening and he hit a thunderous volley past Bentley.
The Baggies extended their lead to three when Robson-Kanu scored his second goal