Finally, both Albion’s and Rondón’s scoreless runs came to an end. The teams first goal in almost nine hours of football was scored by the Venezuelan, notching his first Baggies goal of 2017.
Albion’s dreadful run since the end of February has led to many commentators highlighting the record of Tony Pulis’s sides after reaching the magical forty point barrier that, psychologically at least, represents the target for Premier League survival. I decided to take a look at the statistics, and it doesn’t make good reading.
Arguably, Albion could have easily won any of their last three home games, but all three were lost 1-0 and Tony Pulis’s team have set an unwelcome club record of five games without scoring.
Another home defeat for the Baggies means that since reaching forty points, Tony Pulis’s team have lost five of seven matches, failing to scoring in six of them and picking up just four points.
A home defeat leaves the 2017 Albion side level with the 2013 one on 44 points from 32 games still needing six points from the remaining six games to hit the half century.