Match Reports

Albion 2-0 Bristol City

An image of Jed Wallace celebrating a goal with Conor Townsend and Mikey Johnston

Albion extended their unbeaten run to six games with a 2-0 win against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.

Goals either side of half-time by Tom Fellows and Jed Wallace were the difference, ensuring the Baggies go into the international break in good spirits.

Carlos Corberán’s men remain fifth in the Sky Bet Championship table and have eight more fixtures left when they return from the two-week pause.

An image of Tom Fellows and Jed Wallace hugging after a goal

The head coach made three changes following last week’s 4-1 triumph over Huddersfield, bringing in Erik Pieters, Conor Townsend and Tom Fellows.

It was a reasonably quite first period at The Hawthorns, though Albion did have Alex Palmer to thank for them not going behind midway through the half - the goalkeeper brilliantly denying Tommy Conway’s finish.

But just as the teams looked set to go in level at the break, the Baggies broke the deadlock. Superb, quick play around the edge of the area eventually saw it fall to Fellows, who converted a low strike past Max O’Leary - his fifth goal in blue and white.

An image of Tom Fellows celebrating a goal

And the hosts doubled that advantage five minutes after the interval. Some more eye-catching link-up, this time involving Mikey Johnston and Townsend, ensured Wallace only needed to tap home for 2-0.

An image of Jed Wallace celebrating a goal

City attempted a comeback late on as Cameron Pring and Mark Sykes sliced opportunities wide, and Palmer also needed to keep out a long-range Taylor Gardner-Hickman effort.

Corberán introduced Yann M’Vila from the bench - his first appearance since signing last month - and his side managed to see out the final stages despite further City pressure, claiming a clean sheet as well as three important points.

Albion: Palmer; Furlong, Kipre, Pieters (Bartley 46), Townsend; Yokuslu (M’Vila 81), Mowatt; Fellows (Reach 81), Diangana (Swift 65), Johnston; Wallace (Thomas-Asante 71).

Substitutes: Griffiths, Ajayi, Chalobah, Marshall.

Attendance: 25,254 (1,991).