Some West Bromwich Albion fans react to Mason Holgate's latest performance

WBA player Mason Holgate in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on January 5, 2019 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

West Brom have taken Everton defender Mason Holgate on loan.

WBA player Mason Holgate in action during the FA Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on January 5, 2019 in West Bromwich, United Kingdom.

West Bromwich Albion came so close to going level on points with Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, but could only draw 1-1 at The Hawthorns.

Norwich went into the game without a win in their last three games, and West Brom knew that a win would take them level on points with the Canaries.

West Brom impressed and took the lead on 12 minutes, as Dwight Gayle opened the scoring, with the departure of Harvey Barnes not exactly felt early on.

West Brom couldn't kill the game off though, and they were made to pay as Jordan Rhodes snatched an 83rd minute equaliser to land a point for Norwich.

West Brom sit just three points off an automatic promotion spot, but this may have felt like a missed opportunity for many Baggies fans.

They were at least impressed with defender Mason Holgate, who was making his first Championship appearance since arriving on loan from Everton.

Mason Holgate of  West Bromwich Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City at The Hawthorns on January 12, 2019 in West Bromwich,...

The 22-year-old started at right back, and whilst he picked up a yellow card, he produced an impressive performance in Darren Moore's back line.

West Brom fans took to Twitter to praise Holgate, claiming he was 'class' and brought real attacking quality, calling him 'outstanding' and 'the real deal' - words that will also please everybody at Everton.

12th January 2019, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England; EFL Championship football, West Bromwich Albion versus Norwich City; Mason Holgate of West Bromwich Albion taking a shot at goal...

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