Steven Alzate’s eye-catching Premier League debut was no shock to his colleagues.

Graham Potter gave the versatile youngster his chance at Newcastle as Albion’s injury list grew.

Solly March joined Leandro Trossard and Bernardo on the list of absentees and Glenn Murray (ankle) was only deemed fit enough for the bench.

Alzate took his opportunity and was chosen as Sky Sports’ man of the match.

Albion head coach Potter said: “I thought he did really well, really pleased for him.

“I think if you asked the boys, they are not surprised because he has trained with us every day.

“He has shown that quality daily, it is just the next step to play.

“We had a couple of injuries so it allows him to come and play but he probably deserved it on merit anyway, if I am honest.

“The Bristol Rovers game (in the Carabao Cup), he was probably our best player.

“It is nice for him to come through and make his Premier League debut.”