Tony Pulis will not rest until West Brom reach 40 points despite a 1-0 win over Manchester United moving his side 15 points clear of the relegation zone.
It was Albion’s first league win at home to United since March 1984 and, more importantly, almost certainly secures their top-flight status.
The Baggies now sit on 39 points, but having jokingly dismissed captain Darren Fletcher’s target of 50 as “nonsense”, Pulis is focused on reaching the 40-point mark.
“Let’s get to 40 and then take it from there,” the West Brom head coach said. “I think 40 points is always (required).
“It is very difficult managing teams in the lower half of the Premiership. It is really, really hard work mentally and physically.
“You take it on board and worry about every result, your own and everything else.
“It can drive you insane at times and this is exactly the same as the clubs I have managed. You never stop worrying, never stop thinking that things can turn.
“You have to keep driving people and driving people through. I think we deserved it in the end.”