West Brom dropped two crucial points as they were held by Brentford at The Hawthorns last night.
Whilst the late goal that they conceded will have been a major blow to Darren Moore’s side, there were still positives for Albion to take.
None more so than the performance of Matt Phillips, with the powerful winger putting in a superb display – as our graphic shows.
The Scotland international was always on the fringes when the Baggies were in the Premier League and he struggled to find a consistency.
However, that has not been the case this season, with the drop in level and the faith shown by Moore helping Phillips.
That was certainly the case last night, with the winger making a very high seven key passes, which highlights just how involved he was.
Additionally, the 27-year-old was also a threat in front of goal, getting off two shots and making four crosses.
Yet, arguably the most impressive aspect of Phillips’ game last night was his use of the ball. As mentioned, the seven key passes are a great contribution and he also had a 94% pass success rate.
Obviously, that counts for little in the bigger picture as everyone connected to Albion will have been gutted that Lewis MacLeod’s late header won the Bees a point.
But, Moore’s men can be pleased with their overall performance and in Phillips it’s clear that they have a player that can be a matchwinner in the Championship.
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