West Brom's 2016 in numbers

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

With one game of 2016 remaining, we look back on West Bromwich Albion’s Premier League year in stats.

Games played: 37

West Bromwich Albion started 2016 with a 2-1 win over Stoke City on the 2nd of January. Jonny Evans' stoppage-time winner gave Tony Pulis’ side a winning start to the year and moved them up to 12th in the table.

Wins: 10 (7 home/3 away)

West Brom won three less games than they did in 2015. A majority of Albion’s victories came at the Hawthorns, including their highest margin win of the year over Burnley (4-0). Their only away wins came against Everton, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Draws: 13 (5 home/8 away)

The Baggies drew eight games with a score of 1-1 and played out three goalless draws.

Defeats: 14 (6 home/8 away)

Manchester City’s 4-0 at the Hawthorns was West Brom’s biggest defeat of the year. Tony Pulis’ side lost by a one-goal margin on nine occasions.

Longest unbeaten run: 4

Albion have gone unbeaten for four games twice during 2014; the first time from mid-February to early March and the second time in November to mid-December.

Longest winless run: 9

Tony Pulis’ side failed to win any of their final eight games of the 2015/6 season. However, they started the following season with a 1-0 away win at Crystal Palace.

Points accumulated: 43 (26 home/17 away)

West Brom picked up the same amount of points in the calendar year that they managed during their 2015/6 season.

Goals scored: 39 (24 home/15 away)

Albion failed to score 14 matches.

Shots on Target: 103

They have also failed to register a shot on target in four matches.

Average minute of goal scored: 46th

Tony Pulis' side scored 20 first-half goals and 19 second-half goals.

Average possession: 38%

West Brom's highest possession came in their 1-0 defeat to Watford in April. The only other time Albion registered 50% or over possession was against Norwich in March. Albion's lowest amount of possession was a mere 29% in their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.  

Goals conceded: 46 (23 home/ 23 away)

The Baggies biggest home defeat came against Manchester City (4-0); while their biggest away defeat was at Southampton (3-0).

Average minute goal conceded: 53rd 

Clean sheets: 7 (4 home/3 away)

Ben Foster was in goal for all of West Brom's league clean sheets. 

Most appearances: Darren Fletcher (37)

Albion’s captain hasn’t missed a league game in 2016. Fletcher has only been substituted four times during this run.

Top goalscorer: Salomon Rondon (13)

Rondon’s first goal of 2016 came in the 2nd minute of stoppage time against Swansea City in February. His first hat-trick for the club also came against the Swans in December.

Most assists: Matt Phillips (5)

It has only taken Phillips sixteen games to top Albion’s assist table. The winger laid on three assists and three goals in Albion recent run of fixtures against Leicester, Burnley, Hull City and Watford.

Fouls given away: 404

The Baggies gave away 17 fouls in their 4-0 defeat to Manchester City in October. 

Yellow cards: 65

The most amount of yellow cards West Brom collected in a game was four - which happened on four occasions. 

Most yellow cards: Jonny Evans and Claudio Yacob (9)

Red cards: 0

West Brom haven’t received a red card since James McClean and Rondon were sent off at the end of 2015 when Bournemouth visited the Hawthorns. There have been three red cards for opposing teams, including Stoke City’s Geoff Cameron; Manchester United’s Juan Mata and Watford’s Roberto Pereyra.

Substitutes used: 96

Albion have used a substitute in every Premier League game of 2016. They used all three available subs in 27 of their matches. 

Youngest player: Jonathan Leko (16)

Leko was 16 years, 11 months and nine days old when he made his Premier League debut against Sunderland in April. 

Oldest player: Gareth McAuley (37)

McAuley turned 37 month and made 35 league appearances in 2016. 

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