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FREEBETS: Albion’s top three Premier League triumphs

28 May 2015

Which Premier League wins stick out in your mind?

ALBION's 3-0 victory against Chelsea must go down as was one of the club’s finest Barclays Premier League triumphs. 

It was only the third league defeat of the season for the new champions of England and extended Albion's unbeaten run to five games, including wins at Crystal Palace and Manchester United as well as a home draw against Liverpool.

It got the team at wondering what fans think is Albion’s best win of the Premier League era? Here are three they believe should be up there.

Albion 2-0 Portsmouth (May 15, 2005)
Portsmouth may not have the Premier League standing of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal but this game is remembered for creating a piece of history.

Eight points adrift at Christmas, manager Bryan Robson sparked a revival that saw the Baggies collect 24 points from the start of the year. Albion were still at the foot of the table going into the final day but had a chance of survival if they could beat Portsmouth and relegation rivals Norwich, Crystal Palace and Southampton failed to win their games.

Super-sub Geoff Horsfield fired Albion into the lead within 60 seconds of coming off the bench and then created the second goal for loanee Kieran Richardson. Results elsewhere went in their favour and the Baggies became the first club to survive after being bottom of the table at Christmas.

Albion 2-1 Arsenal (October 15, 2005)
The Gunners finished runners-up in 2004/05 and had won the title the season before. Pundits were expecting a comfortable win for Arsene Wenger’s side but Bryan Robson’s men pulled off a shock win.

Albion fell behind to a goal from Arsenal defender Philipe Senderos before former Arsenal striker Kanu equalised for the hosts.

Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was at his best to deny the visitors with a string of second-half saves and it was another inspired substitution that eventually decided the game. This time it was Darren Carter, a summer signing from Birmingham, who hit a stunning 76th-minute strike to earn Albion their second win of the season.

Man Utd 1-2 West Brom (September 28, 2013)
There have been some memorable games against Manchester United over the years but Albion had never defeated United in the Premier League era and not registered a win at Old Trafford since December 1978. 

Steve Clarke was in his second season in charge of the Baggies and David Moyes had taken over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. The fixture appeared a perfect opportunity for United to bounce back from derby defeat a week earlier but Clarke’s men proved too good for the reigning Premier League champions.

Baggies midfielder Morgan Amalfitano produced a moment of magic to fool David De Gea before cleverly lofting the United goalkeeper for the first goal shortly after the restart. United levelled soon after as Wayne Rooney’s free-kick missed its intended targets and crept past Boaz Myhill.

In response, Jonas Olsson hitt the crossbar and Amalfitano was denied by De Gea. However, nothing could stop Saido Berahino’s 67th-minute effort and his low strike into the bottom corner was enough to earn an historic victory.

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