Jonny Evans accepts West Brom may not always be pretty to watch – but the Albion defender could not care less after another 1-0 win.
A second-half header from club-record signing Salomon Rondon earned West Brom a 1-0 win at Norwich on Saturday, with the Baggies having won by the same scoreline against Sunderland a week earlier.
Tony Pulis has seen his side keep six clean sheets in the league this season, and having only managed to score eight goals of their own, the watertight defence is a large part of the reason behind their decent form.
Evans, a summer arrival from Manchester United, has played his part in that and – with games coming up against the Red Devils as well as Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Liverpool – the Northern Irishman feels West Brom can go into those games with the momentum of two important victories.
“It has been great to get, especially the two clean sheets and the two 1-0 wins,” he said.
“Sometimes the games aren’t always pretty, but we have managed to grind them out and we want to build our confidence on the back of that.
“We started slow in the first 15 minutes but created chances and thought we were unlucky not to go in 1-0 up at half-time. They got in behind us and had a few chances but we managed to sort that out between ourselves on the pitch.”
Norwich had dominated the opening stages but West Brom’s back line again held firm, meaning Rondon’s header inside the opening minute of the second half proved enough to separate the sides.
“The goal settled us,” added Evans.
“They put us under pressure for the final 20 minutes or so but we ground out the result and it was another great away victory. They were quite strong and got the ball out wide. They used that threat but I thought our full-backs defended really well in one-on-one situations.”