Fulham’s runaway cost to the Sky Guess Championship title was checked as West Brom outplayed them to win 1-0 on the Hawthorns.
Callum Robinson’s 63rd-minute aim was scant reward for a dominant efficiency from the Baggies, who gained at residence for the primary time underneath new supervisor SteveBruce.
Defeat for Fulham was solely their second in 14 Championship video games, and ended a run of 10 away league video games unbeaten from October 2, 2021 after they misplaced 4-1 at Coventry.
The Cottagers failed to attain for the primary time in 2022 – 14 league video games – and the final time they failed to search out the online within the Championship was December 20.
West Brom dominated the primary half a lot that they left the sphere to a standing ovation from their supporters, and it was an identical story after the break.
Possibilities got here swiftly and simply. Conor Townsend’s deep cross was met by Taylor Gardner-Hickman and his header deflected huge off Antonee Robinson.
The Baggies continued to threaten and Karlan Grant flashed a low, angled shot into the side-netting after Robinson threaded him behind Fulham’s defence.
West Brom threatened with a extra direct route as Darnell Furlong’s throw-in flicked off Semi Ajayi into the arms of goalkeeper Marek Rodak.
The hosts had a penalty enchantment waved apart within the twenty eighth minute when Harrison Reed made no contact with a bouncing ball however clipped Alex Mowatt as he tried to regulate it.
West Brom continued to regulate the sport and grew in confidence, forcing successive saves from Rodak.
First the Slovakian goalkeeper blocked Grant’s shot along with his legs after a hooked move from Robinson, whose effort went the identical method after slicing inside Tosin Adarabioyo.
The half ended with Rodak pushing away a cross from Townsend earlier than cheers greeted the half-time whistle.
West Brom continued the place they left off, beginning the second half with a glancing header from Grant smothered by Rodak.
Fulham’s first menace of any form didn’t come till the 56th minute when Fabio Carvalho minimize inside from the left and despatched a low, curling effort skidding simply huge.
Harry Wilson curled fractionally huge from simply contained in the field as Fulham lastly began to return into the sport.
However any momentum that they had gained vanished as West Brom took a deserved lead.
Antonee Robinson carelessly gave the ball away to Grant, who threaded Callum Robinson by to fit previous Rodak from a decent angle.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Nathaniel Chalobah each despatched efforts huge for the guests nevertheless it was not Fulham’s night time.