West Bromwich Albion striker Charlie Austin has heaped praise on his teammate Matheus Pereira after a superb performance against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.
The Baggies approached Sunday’s game at the Hawthorns knowing they needed a win to move themselves back on top of the Championship table and a five-star performance from Slaven Bilic’s side ensured that.
Goals from Semi Ajayi, Matheus Pereira, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards ensured a 5-1 win, whilst Sam Surridge scored for the visitors.
Following the game, unused substitute Austin chose to instantly heap praise on teammate Pereira, who produced another man of the match performance.
Pereira arrived on loan from Portuguese side Sporting CP in the summer and the Brazilian has netted five league goals and gained 10 assists.
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) December 8, 2019
Having beaten Swansea, West Brom now sit two points clear of second placed Leeds United, and they will be hoping to continue their impressive run of five straight league wins when they face Wigan Athletic in midweek, and Birmingham in the Midlands derby next weekend.
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West Brom’s team morale is obviously high and Austin’s tweet almost instantly after his side’s win shows that. The former Southampton striker was left on the bench by Slaven Bilic but rather than be upset about his no show – he chose to heap praise in Pereira.
At the moment, it seems West Brom are not going to be stopped in their promotion hopes and with that kind of morale and team praise – you have to wonder if anyone will beat them between now and May.