- Diangana and Thomas-Asante on target
- Baggies move into top six
- Sky Blues down in 20th
West Bromwich Albion surged back into the Championship’s top six with a convincing victory in a Midlands derby against a lacklustre Coventry City.
Grady Diangana opened the scoring in the 17th minute, calmly slotting the ball home from close range after Coventry keeper Ben Wilson parried it into his path.
The Baggies’ second goal was a thing of beauty, orchestrated by a brilliant play from Matt Phillips who set up Brandon Thomas-Asante for a sublime finish. It showcased Albion’s direct approach to seal the victory.
Coventry’s Haji Wright squandered a golden opportunity to level the score earlier in the game, but apart from that, the Sky Blues struggled to muster much of a threat, leading to their third consecutive league defeat.
This result leaves Mark Robins’ side in 20th place, though they are now just eight points behind fifth-placed Albion. The Championship table remains tightly packed, underscoring the competitiveness of this division.
West Brom are among the favourites to get into the promotion mix. A title challenge looks unlikely due to the amount of points picked up by Leicester City and Ipswich Town to date. At the time of writing Betway have the Baggies priced at 8/1 to go up, making them joint sixth favourites with Sunderland, and 5/2 seventh favourites to make the top six.