West Brom reclaim top spot but cannot topple gutsy Birmingham

20 June 2020 04:29
The quietest West Midlands derby in recent memory ended in a goalless draw as West Brom dominated possession, generated ample chances but simply could not score and Birmingham earned a resolute point. Albion returned to the top of the table but only on goal difference, with Leeds in action on Sunday.After such dominance in the first five months of the season, West Brom went into lockdown having been knocked off their pedestal by Leeds after three games without a win. The restart offered Slaven Bilic’s side a blank slate of form as they head into the home straight in pursuit of the promised land. A boost came in the form of their best player, Matheus Pereira, who by stepping on to the field and marking his 32nd appearance of at least 45 minutes, is now eligible to be signed permanently from Sporting Lisbon according to a clause in his loan contract. Related: Marcondes and Benrahma strike late as Brentford dent Fulham promotion hopes Related: Fan lockout may steady Leeds' nerves in run-in, believes Heckingbottom Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian