Supporters were delighted with the 24-year-old after his exploits against Jose Mourinho's charges.
But it doesn't quite tell the full story for the Midlands side.
Against Manchester City, yes, West Brom were awful. Against Watford, they were uninspiring. Against Chelsea at the Hawthorns, however, Pulis's men were full of life. There were plenty of positives for the Baggies as they pegged the Blues back to 3-2 and almost changed the complexion of the game by striking first minutes before Pedro opened the scoring on Sunday afternoon.
Indeed, Callum McManaman won West Brom a penalty and had James Morrison not struck it straight at Thibaut Courtois, things might have been different for Pulis's side. Even then, though, both the 24-year-old winger and the penalty culprit were solid performers for the Baggies - and there were plenty of encouraging signs.
On Twitter after the game, meanwhile, West Brom fans sang the praises of several of their star players against Chelsea. Salomon Rondon caught the eye, while Morrison did too - spot-kick aside. It was McManaman, though, who seemed to steal the show, according to social media...
Mcmanaman was something else today. A must starter for me. #wba— DAT GUY (@J_PrattOfficial) August 23, 2015
Thought McManaman had a very good game today! #WBA— K Nicholls-White (@baggiebird1984) August 23, 2015
Albion don't have a defence problem, we're just playing the wrong ones. As for McManaman, HOW has Pulis been picking Gardner?! Bizarre. #WBA— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) August 23, 2015
Outstanding display by McManaman today, constant threat and great to see him get a start. Just needs to cut out the silly bookings #WBA— Chris Hall (@CJHall83) August 23, 2015
Quite encouraged today. Pulis will sort the defence and we looked decent going forwards, especially McManaman. We'll be fine #WBA— Rob Kelly (@degsykelly) August 23, 2015
Defended poorly first half which let us down but going forward we were very good and dangerous. McManaman and Rondon top class. #wba— Lewis (@lewis_harbon) August 23, 2015