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Dismissed in Antwerp, pre-match reading, Malia & more

ALBION’s match-winner from Saturday was the perfect candidate for this week’s instalment of “My First”.

The Northern Ireland international’s injury-time strike not only secured our first double over the Potters since 1976/77, but it was also his first goal in a Baggies shirt.

Have a flick through his responses to our questions below.

Jonny, what was your first…


When I was a young lad I used to love going to watch my dad play football on a Saturday afternoon. That’s one of my first memories.

Red Card?

I was on-loan at Royal Antwerp for a few months in 2006 and I received my first professional red card in a game when I was over there.

Thing you do when you get to the stadium on a matchday?

I like to get changed immediately into my warm-up kit. I also like to have a read through of the programmes when I first get to the grounds.

World Cup memory?

I think the World Cup in France in 1998 really stands out for me. I would have been about ten at the time of the tournament. I can remember watching the opening game when Scotland lost to Brazil.

Time you played at The Hawthorns?

I think that would have been when I was on-loan at Sunderland in 2007 in the Championship. Sunderland won 2-1 if I remember correctly.

Holiday abroad with mates?

A group of us went to Malia when we were younger and had a really fun week.

Detention at school?

One that sticks out is one that I had in high school. I don’t remember what it was for, but I do remember not being able to stop crying with laughter which landed me in even more trouble.


Roy Keane.


I had a Mini Cooper Sport as my first car.

Person to take the mick out of you when something goes wrong?

That would be my brother. He is always at me.

Thought that crossed your mind when you scored against Stoke?

I just had a quick look across at the linesman because I thought I was offside! Obviously I was delighted when I realised he wasn’t putting his flag up and I just ran off celebrating. It was a great moment for me.