Carlos Corberán's year at The Hawthorns in numbers

Carlos Corberan sat down smiling at the camera outside Albion's training ground

Carlos Corberán is celebrating his one-year anniversary as West Bromwich Albion boss. 

The Spaniard was appointed Head Coach on October 25 2022, with the club sat 23rd in the table having won just two of their first 16 matches in the Sky Bet Championship. 

Twelve months on from his arrival, we take a look at some of the key numbers and the key games from Corberán's tenure at The Hawthorns. 

Tuesday night's clash with QPR at the Shrine was Carlos' 47th match in charge of the Baggies.

The first was an encounter with Sheffield United in B71 on Saturday, October 29 2022 - a game Albion lost 2-0.

But the boss didn't have to wait too long for his first victory. Just four days later, his side secured a 1-0 triumph at home to Blackpool thanks to Okay Yokuslu's maiden goal in navy blue and white stripes. 

That win was one of 22 the Baggies have secured under Carlos, with 4-0 successes at home to Chesterfield in the Emirates FA Cup in January and away at Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship in October proving to be the biggest margins of victory. 

Seven of those wins have ended 1-0, while six have finished 2-0. There have been a total of seven different winning scorelines. 

The Albion have drawn 10 and lost 15 matches under the 40-year-old. The club are yet to lose a league game by more than two goals with Corberán in charge. 

Albion have scored 67 goals during Carlos' reign as manager, conceding 53. That's an overall goal difference of +14. 

Corberán's team have kept 20 clean sheets in his 47 matches in all competitions and are currently enjoying a run of five in the last six. 

A total of 23 of those 47 games have been played at The Hawthorns, with the Baggies securing 15 shutouts and shipping just 14 goals. 

Four fixtures have either been in the Emirates FA Cup or in the Carabao Cup, meaning the remaining 43 have all been Sky Bet Championship encounters. 

Albion have won 72 points in those 43 matches, which averages out at just under 1.7 points per game. 

At The Hawthorns, the Baggies have suffered just three defeats in 23 matches in all competitions, claiming 15 victories and securing five draws. 

Memorable matches

Bristol City 0-2 Albion

December 26, 2022, Sky Bet Championship

The Baggies bagged three points on Boxing Day at Bristol City thanks to two brilliant finishes. Matty Phillips was first to strike, placing the ball into the far corner with a side-footed effort with his right foot. Brandon Thomas-Asante then added a second in spectacular fashion, lobbing Max O'Leary from around 30 yards to send the travelling fans into raptures behind the goal.

Luton Town 2-3 Albion

January 14, 2023, Sky Bet Championship

Albion fought back from two goals down to seal a 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road in the middle of the first month of 2023. Efforts from Carlton Morris and Elijah Adebayo had the hosts 2-0 up inside 11 minutes, but Daryl Dike's fortuitous goal halved the deficit heading into the break. Jayson Molumby's close-range finish brought the scores level before Conor Townsend sparked incredible scenes by rifling the ball into the roof of the net to complete the crazy comeback. 

Albion 2-0 Middlesbrough 

February 25, 2023, Sky Bet Championship

Middlesbrough rocked up at The Hawthorns in February having won nine of their last 11 matches in all competitions. However, the Baggies weren't about to be Boro's latest victims, with Carlos's men securing three very impressive points. It was Daryl Dike who did the damage, scoring twice in three minutes inside the opening stages to give the Baggies an eye-catching triumph. 

Albion 4-2 Middlesbrough 

August 26, 2023, Sky Bet Championship

The Baggies beat Boro for a second time in six months in B71 earlier on this season, scoring four goals in the process. Cedric Kipre's fine finish was followed up by John Swift's classy effort, before Middlesbrough's Emmanuel Latte Lath's header gave the visitors hope. Brandon Thomas-Asante capitalised on a poor defensive error to restore the two-goal advantage, an advantage which was brought back down to one late on when Marcus Forss scored a penalty. Jeremy Sarmiento made sure of the points though, smashing home in front of the Brummie in added time.

Preston North End 0-4 Albion

September 30, 2023, Sky Bet Championship

Albion hit North End for four in the pouring rain at Deepdale at the end of September - a result which inflicted a first league defeat of the campaign on the home side. Darnell Furlong's powerful strike made it 1-0 early on, before Alex Mowatt's precise finish doubled that lead. Matt Phillips added Albion's third after the restart and Kyle Bartley bundled in a fourth in the dying stages. 

A word from the boss

"Being here at West Bromwich Albion for one year is something which is very important to me. 

"I want to say a huge thank you for your support over the last 12 months. The way you all welcomed me to this fantastic football club made me feel at home straight away.

"Your continued backing is something I am so incredibly grateful for. 

"Let's keep working together."

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