West Bromwich Albion are a different side under Tony Pulis, with the former Stoke City and Crystal Palace boss working wonders at The Hawthorns just as he has in the past.
The Baggies’ latest victory came against Stoke City, with the resurgent Brown Ideye scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.
That 1-0 win means West Brom now have 33 points and are eight points clear of the bottom three.
Against Stoke it was very much a team effort, but one defender in particular stood out in the form of Joleon Lescott.
The former Everton and Manchester City defender was making his 25th league appearance of the season and his solidity and experience prevented Stoke from taking anything back to the Britannia Stadium.
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The West Brom centre-back had a passing accuracy of 86 per cent and his defensive contribution was significant.
He made one outfield block, won one tackle and won nine duels (six on the ground and three in the air). He also won two interceptions and made an impressive 13 effective clearances (nine with his feet and an additional four with his head).
Stoke may have enjoyed more possession but they were restricted to just two shots on target all afternoon, and Lescott deserves particular praise for his marshalling of a defence that has looked so solid since Pulis's arrival.