3rd placed Nottingham Forest slipped up again tonight, when they lost 2-1 at Barnsley.
The West Brom goals were scored by the impressive Graham Dorans on 79 minutes from a penalty, and then after 89 minutes Ishmael Miller made it two to ensure all 3 points.
West Brom are now on 72 points from 37 games, just a single point behind Newcastle United, who have two games in hand.
Nottingham Forest came a cropper at Barnsley as they went 2-0 down with Barnsley goals from Daniel Bogdanovic after 12 minutes, and then a penalty after 65 minutes.
Dexter Blackstock pulled one back for Forest after 78 minutes but it was a case of too little too late for the Midlands side tonight.
Middlesbrough could only draw at Derby, after their fine performance against Newcastle on Saturday, and that was only because of a last minute equalizer from Leroy Lita.
Leicester City won 1-0 at Crystal Palace, after Palace had Claude Davis sent off just before half time, and that means former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson has Leicester City in joint 4th place on 60 points, beating out Swansea on goal difference.
Newcastle will play Scunthorpe United tomorrow night at St. James’ Park, and a win now can send them 12 points clear of 3rd placed Nottingham Forest, with a game in hand and a much better goal difference.
Howay The Lads!!