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Jordan Hugill let West Brom down against Bristol City

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With Valerien Ismael’s West Bromwich Albion side heading into Saturday’s Championship fixture on the back of suffering their second defeat of the season in midweek, the Frenchman would have undoubtedly been hoping for the Baggies to bounce back with a positive result against Bristol City this weekend.

And the 46-year-old would not be disappointed, with goals from Jordan Hugill, Kyle Bartley and Karlan Grant securing a comfortable 3-0 win at The Hawthorns – a result which sees Albion move back into the automatic promotion places in the second tier.

However, despite the result, there were nevertheless a few West Brom players – particularly Matt Phillips and Semi Ajayi – who did not have the best games of their career on Saturday afternoon, although, it was undoubtedly the opening goalscorer of the match, Jordan Hugill, who will be most frustrated with his display.

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Missed 3 big chances

In what feels to now be a recurring theme, the Norwich City loanee once again failed to impress in a West Brom shirt, despite the fact he managed to score his first goal for the club against Bristol City.

Over the course of his 90 minutes on the pitch, the £1.8m-rated man lost 15 of his 21 duels, completed just eight passes, gave away possession of the ball on 14 separate occasions and missed a whopping three big chances.

Indeed, The Athletic’s West Brom correspondent, Steve Madeley, said of the 29-year-old’s finishing on Saturday: “Hugill could have had 5 goals today with more luck and better finishing.”

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However, it certainly seems as if Hugill was not in luck, as his efforts in the fixture saw him receive a SofaScore match rating of 6.3, the worst of any Albion player to feature in the match – and the joint third-lowest score received even when including the losing Robins players.

As such, despite Ismael’s repeated trust in his ability, time must surely be running out for the man Daniel Farke dubbed a “key player” in Norwich’s promotion-winning campaign last season, as he simply does not appear up to the standard required at The Hawthorns.

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