NEAL MAUPAY says he and fellow striker Aaron Connolly had a “connection” in the 3-0 win over Tottenham.

Maupay put Albion in front in the third minute when he nodded home after Pascal Gross’s cross was too hot to handle for Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Connolly then notched a double on his first start in the Premier League to secure the win.

Maupay believes they have the potential to be a goalscoring double-act.

He said: “We have played together a couple of times but it was only a few minutes as he came off the bench.

“We started the game together, he did really well and we had this connection on the pitch.

“We tried to stay close and play with each other.

“It has worked but it is only one game, we need to keep working hard and stay focused for the next game.”

Maupay hailed Connolly’s man-of-the-match display and what he offers.

He said: “For a striker is it all about confidence. He’s got quality but it was his first start.

“He must be really pleased but he deserves it.

“He’s been working hard in training and he has got good quality. He is young but to have another striker with the ability to score goals takes the pressure off.

“For us it is really good as we have struggled to score goals. He contributed two goals and he was good.”

Albion never let up after their early goal but Maupay said Albion head coach Graham Potter did not change anything from last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.

He said: “The manager told us to believe in ourselves, stick together and keep working hard.

“That’s all we did and we just need that confidence on the pitch, which we had.”