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Pulis impressed by Berahino and Rondon form

Albion await news on Brunt

SAIDO Berahino and Salomon Rondon's double act was endorsed by Tony Pulis following Albion's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace - with the Baggies head coach admitting the full extent of Chris Brunt's injury would not be established until after he had undergone scans on the knee.

The Northern Ireland man was carried off on a stretcher after being given a hero's ovation by Albion fans in the wake of last weekend's incident at Reading.

It was a bitter blow on what was an otherwise productive night for Albion.

On the injury, Pulis said:
We don't know till he's had his scans, which he should have on Sunday. 
He's done something to the knee but we can't say as yet until we know more. We're keeping everything crossed for him.

Albion raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time thanks to goals by Craig Gardner, Craig Dawson and Berahino.
On his forward line, Pulis added:
The big thing for me were the front two. They caused so many probles. Saido dropped off, made good runs and Salomon was a handful.
If you take Kane out of Tottenham, Vardy out of Leicester...that's how important Saido is to us and we missed it.
He needed time to sharpen himself up. He's still a little short of where he was last year but he's getting there and his mind will be clearer.

On the result itself, Pulis continued:
They're a big strong side. I thought we moved the ball quickly and played some smashing stuff, creating lots of chances.
We conceded a poor goal just after half time which gave them a leg up.
Jonas made a mistake and he was punished for him. The second goal was fantastic but I think there should have been a free-kick - a foul on McAuley - in the build up to it. 
They say they should have had a penalty, but we should have had a free-kick for their second goal.
We're in the top six for form over the last few games and haven't lost a goal since December 18 at home. We're now on 35 points with 11 games to play.