Jacob Murphy played for West Brom on loan last night and scored West Brom’s second goal in the 3-2 win at QPR – the London club is now managed by former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren
And a third goal four minutes into stoppage time from Jake Livermore game West Brom a massive 3-2 win that takes them to 60 points in the league.
That’s just one point off second place and automatic promotion place – so it was a timely win for the Baggies.
Jacob Murphy – after scoring at Nottingham Forest on his debut
That’s two goals Jacob has scored for West Brom in three games, so he’s off to a good start on his loan spell.
The other Newcastle player on loan at West Brom – Dwight Gayle – is suspended for two games
Dwight was suspended following the 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest when after the game he was adjudged to have dived in the penalty box to get a penalty.
That 89th minute penalty was converted by Jay Rodriguez and allowed West Brom to draw the game 2-2.
Since then the Baggies have beaten Aston Villa and QPR so they are surging at the right time and could gain automatic promotion at the first time of asking.
Dwight Gayle has scored 16 Championship goals for the Baggies this season
So it would be great if the two Newcastle loan players can help West Brom to automatic promotion this season.
Rafa Benitez called the Championship the toughest league in the world in terms of the competitiveness of the games.
That coupled with the number of games you have to play each season (46) and with very little time to prepare the team for each game.
What do you think?