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Karlan Grant sends message to West Brom fans after Posh win

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It took 78 minutes for the Baggies to break the deadlock against the side 22nd in the Championship last Saturday, but a final flourish added some sheen to the scoreline.

Cedric Kipre’s goal opened the scoring, with Grant’s 85th minute goal doubling the lead. Grady Diangana sealed the three points with an 89th minute third.

Following the game, Grant admitted the team was feeling the pressure at 0-0, but asked fans to stick with the side as it chases a promotion place this season.

“The Peterborough game was all about being patient. We knew they would sit off us and make it difficult,” said Grant, via Express & Star.

“But as the game went on we knew they would tire – we just had to keep moving the ball with purpose. We stuck to the game plan and got the breakthrough. It was a difficult game. The situation we’ve been in – we’ve drawn a lot of games.

“It was our first win of the year so the pressure was on.

“But I think the crowd need to continue to stick with us because sometimes it’s going to be like that.

“We won 3-0 in the end and it was more than deserved.”

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The victory kept the Baggies fifth in the Championship, maintaining the gap to QPR at two points. Valerien Ismael’s side are now within four points of second place Bournemouth following their defeat to Hull City.

Up next for West Brom is the visit of Preston North End to the Hawthorns on January 29.

The Verdict

West Brom have drawn nine games so far this season, more than any other side in the top half of the table.

After 78 minutes without a goal, those nerves of drawing again are going to creep into the side.

That they found the winner, and then blasted through Peterborough in the aftermath, shows that West Brom can eek their way through wins.

They will need to grind out more victories like this if they want to earn promotion, as draws are pretty worthless at the high end of the table.

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