Albion fans give their thoughts on the key questions of the day as Albion beat Villa.

Do you agree with them?

1. What were your thoughts on Albion’s performance?

Colin Beales: An entertaining game, plenty of chances missed from both sides. Arguably a game where we didn’t deserve all three points, but nice to be the benefactors in this regard which has been uncommon this season.

James Heasman: This was an excellent team display, with several good individual performances. Welbeck has made such a difference. However, sadly we look very shaky on set pieces and the combination of zonal positioning and man marking is not working. Whilst the correct reversal of the penalty decision will generate discussion, it is very disappointing that Lamptey was booked for what appeared to be minimal contact and even more disappointing this type of incident cannot be reviewed retrospectively.

Alan Brownings: It was good, I’d thought we’d looked better than for a while last time out but didn’t get the rub of the green. Welbeck needed a goal and got a cracker.

Tim Ayling: We’ve played better this season and lost. This was the opposite to almost all our other games. We were clinical, VAR came out (correctly) in our favour and we picked up a win which we probably didn’t deserve. About time we had that luck.

2. Who was your pick of the Albion players?

Colin Beales: Lamptey, Welbeck and White were my standout performers. I’d probably say White pips Tariq to it. Even if I felt Lamptey’s second yellow was harsh, he did give the ref a decision to make.

James Heasman: Both Lamptey and Gross were excellent but Danny Welbeck was my man of the match, putting in a real shift for the team, leading by example and scoring a great goal.

Alan Brownings: I’ve long been a critic of Solly March, but he had a solid game and scored a collector’s item, so credit where it’s due.

Tim Ayling: Welbeck obviously man of the match. March and Lamptey were really good. I thought Ben White did well too, especially in the first half when Dunk and Webster didn’t seem to be at the races at all.

3. How important a result can this be in Albion’s season?

Colin Beales: We have some hard games coming up so it’s nice to push away from the bottom group and chase Leeds and company above us.

James Heasman: It remains relatively early days, but it was nice to see us finally get some reward for our play. All season we have played well but lacked the ‘killer touch’, hopefully this will increase belief and we can gain some momentum.

Alan Brownings: Very. Villa have started well, but when the fixtures came out this was a tie we’d have been looking to get something from.

Tim Ayling: It feels important, especially if other results at the bottom go our away. After disappointing home draws, this result puts us back on track.