West Bromwich Albion are one of five teams with seven points after three games and will look to continue their unbeaten start against Reading on Wednesday. They have won their opening two away league matches for the first time since 2009/10, when they went on to win promotion from the Championship. Now West Brom look for their first home win of the season as The Royals make the trip to The Hawthorns.
West Bromwich Albion Look to Continue Unbeaten Start
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Substitute Grady Diangana scored twice within six minutes of coming on for his West Bromwich Albion league debut to help beat Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. The West Ham United loanee was introduced by boss Slaven Bilić at the start of the second half after going a goal behind and earned the Baggies a hard-fought victory.
Since their last defeat on home soil back in March 2018, Luton Town had gone 28 home games unbeaten. However, West Brom came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 for the second time in as many away fixtures so far this season. Demonstrating a certain resilience that they were missing on many occasions last campaign.
Reading picked up their first league win of the season by beating Cardiff City 3-0 at home on Sunday. A fine display and two goals from George Puscas meant the Royals dominated the visitors. John Swift’s late strike sealed Reading’s first league points of the new campaign as he capped an impressive personal display.
The Royals had lost their opening two games before overcoming Cardiff at the weekend but they were not short of confidence. Yakou Meite could’ve made it four in stoppage time but the Ivory Coast international missed a 91st-minute penalty after coming on as a second-half substitute.
Romaine Sawyers returned to West Bromwich Albion in the summer after six years away, a period in which he spent time at both Walsall and Brentford. Signing for just £3million, Sawyers is already making a claim for bargain of the season having fit seamlessly into Albion’s midfield.
Sawyers recorded an incredible 98.4% passing accuracy during the comeback triumph at Luton on Saturday. He puts himself amongst the divisions most accurate ballplayers each week, showing just how important he is to Bilic’s new-look side.