Chris Sutton bemoans West Brom’s style of football

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West Bromwich Albion beat Everton 1-0 on Saturday.

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton has bemoaned West Bromwich Albion’s style of football as they narrowly defeated Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday, the BBC reports.

The former striker was co-commentating on the game for the BBC and lamented the Pulis style of play, stating he would not like a season ticket at The Hawthorns if given the chance.

"Tony Pulis comes in and does the same job at each club he goes to. I wouldn’t like to buy a season ticket there but he gets the job done,” Sutton explained.

Following the failed gamble with former Real Betis manager Pepe Mel, West Brom appointed Pulis in order to preserve their Premier League status and he duly complied.

The former Stoke City boss is an expert in keeping teams up and establishing them in the top flight, previously working wonders at the Britannia Stadium before repeating the trick at Crystal Palace.

However, both clubs have moved on and improved since Pulis left, largely as a result of a developed playing style and the ability to attract more high-profile names.

Pulis all but guarantees Premier League survival, yet his robust tactics and attention to detail regarding defensive stability and set-pieces does not exactly make for a fluid eye-catching style of play.

There is very little excitement with the Baggies, and their latest victory over Everton was typically one of graft and desire – with the hosts having over 30 attempts on goal compared to West Brom’s six.

The underlying problem is arguably that Pulis is too good at his job. His ways of success is ultimately his downfall, and a lack of entertainment safely in mid-table may cost him his job down the line.

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