How Albion's players rated against Crystal Palace...

Mathew Ryan 7

Beaten by a well-taken penalty and very little to do until the final minutes, when he reassured fans with a big claim at the far post.

Martin Montoya 7

Back in the side for Bruno and was a nimble presence down the right. Competed well with Zaha when the Palace men pulled wide.

Shane Duffy 3

Had started pretty well and of course, he has been immense for Albion. But a moment of madness in front of the ref and the away end could have been costly.

Lewis Dunk 8

A huge presence at the back, even when his normal sidekick saw red. Led the defensive effort as Palace pressed and led the celebration at the end.

Bernardo 8

His athleticism and his poise on the ball are proving real assets. Made a super goal-line clearance at 2-0 and was a big part of the rearguard effort.

The Argus:

Solly March 7

Defends so well for a winger. A terrific shift going forward and in defence when needed crowned by his effort to win the ball back off Zaha.

Davy Propper 7

A lot went through him as Albion enjoyed plenty of early possession and stretched play. But it developed into a test of defending and looking to spark counter raids.

The Argus:

Yves Bissouma 8

Among those who put in an immense effort. So busy as a screen ahead of the back line and worked hard to keep an eye on the influential Milivojevic.

Jose Izquierdo 6

Not a night when things really happened for him but showed persistence at least to win the penalty which started the madness. Replaced early in the second half.

Pascal Gross 6

Started the game well and was working hard to unlock the defence before being the unlucky victim when Duffy was sent off.

Glenn Murray 7

The calmest man at the Amex as he guided home the ice-breaking penalty high past Hennessey. Injured and replaced soon after.


Leon Balogun: Went on to replace dismissed Duffy but filled in for injured Murray with a goalscoring first touch. 7

Florin Andone: A goal which will be treasured for years and which offered invaluable insurance for the second half. 8

Anthony Knockaert: Sent on it seemed primarily to defend and counter. 7