Mathew Ryan was still celebrating Albion's first Premier League victory with friends and fans - ten minutes after the final whistle.

Most supporters had left the Amex following yesterday's 3-1 win over West Brom when the Australian keeper was spotted in the south-east corner of the stadium, chatting to spectators, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

Ryan revealed to The Argus: "Some Club Brugge guys made the trip. I saw on social media that they were coming along. I had a great time there and the fans were very supportive.

"My mum was up in the stand at that end as well. I headed over to that corner to thank them and when I was there a few people came by.

"It's something I enjoy doing if I can give back. It wasn't that long ago that I would be at a sporting event and if you got a photo with one of the stars, shook their hand or what ever, you would go to school all week, talking about it to your friends.

"If I can please people with a photo or high five or with the kids then it's just nice to give back. They have come to support us and it's great to celebrate the victory with them."

Ryan played an important role with a flying save to foil ex-Albion schoolboy Gareth Barry in the first half, when the score was 0-0, and to deny sub James Morrison a second goal in the dying moments as West Brom mounted a late rally from 3-0 down.