West Brom are still unbeaten under new boss Slaven Bilic in the league as they fought from behind to claim a point against Fulham yesterday.
Many see the Cottagers as the best side in the division and they showed why at times against Albion.
Bilic’s men were under pressure from the off, struggling to keep possession and it was only the brilliance of keeper Sam Johnstone that ensured the sides went in level at the break.
He made several impressive stops and commanded his box and he could do nothing about the goal that did break the deadlock, with Anthony Knockaert’s fortunate cross finding the top corner.
Semi Ajayi rescued a point for the Baggies but it was the performance of the former Aston Villa number one that had the fans talking.
Johnstone has divided opinion on occasions among the support, however there was huge praise for his display yesterday from Twitter…
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) September 14, 2019
We've robbed a point but it was certainly a thriller, Johnstone keeping us in the game throughout the game and thought Furlong and Ferguson both played brilliantly along with Ajayi. Austin still needs a few weeks but Kanu/Zohore will certainly help. Come on you Baggies #wba
— Codie (@TheRealCodie_) September 14, 2019
Johnstone saves!!!! After he gave the ball away again! #WBA
Making his own highlights reel again!
— Ste-3PO™ (@StevenTFHunt) September 14, 2019
Johnstone was fantastic
Edwards and Robson-Kanu changed the game when they came on
Ferguson was fantastic considering he wasn’t in his natural position
Furlong and Pereira had decent games as well 👌 #WBA
— Glenn Thompson (@glennthompson85) September 14, 2019
Another top #wba away day yesterday. The subs will get the plaudits but a couple of top saves from Sam Johnstone and special mention for Kyle Bartley who put his body on the line for 3 or 4 crucial blocks as we dug in when needed.
— Statto (@robbiestatto) September 15, 2019
Sam Johnstone appreciation tweet, Had a great game yesterday Boing Boing!!! #wba
— Robert Harding (@RobertHarding71) September 15, 2019
Johnstone has kept us in this so far #wba
— SemperTeFallant (@MattRowley83) September 14, 2019