Albion returned to winning ways at home as Roberto De Zerbi continued to get the most from his depleted squad.

With ten players unavailable, including two suspended, they came up with solutions and asked some players to do different jobs.

This is how they fared as individuals in a team pattern which worked.

Jason Steele 7/10

Given little chance from the penalty spot and had some help when Brentford got efforts on target. Did what was required.

Jack Hinshelwood 9/10

Scored a goal at one end, saved one at the other, played a good part in the equaliser and offered energy, flair and intelligence in his role. He isn’t really a full-back – but then full-back isn’t really full-back any more, especially in a De Zerbi set-up.

Jan Paul van Hecke 7/10

Was penalised for an awkward, if very light, challenge as Brentford went ahead but otherwise had a sound performance as the leader in defence.

Igor 8/10

Rock solid at the back and with a very sure and confident touch on the ball. Is becoming a fans’ favourite for good reasons.

Pascal Gross 9/10

At the heart of so much of Albion’s best creative work as he found pockets of space and, crucially, put them back on level terms as soon as possible with an unerring finish. His cross for the winner was brilliant improvisation and recognition of what was required. Was badly beaten on one occasion – when Igor and Hinshelwood blocked the subsequent shots.

Carlos Baleba 8/10

A different midfield role as he dropped in deeper both to defend as an extra centre-back and as receiver in build-up play. He was outmanoeuvred by Janelt at the origin of the Brentford penalty. But the winning goal showed the value of Baleba with the full-backs and van Hecke all in the Brentford penalty area as he held the fort.

Billy Gilmour 7.5/10

The midfield motor as he kept things ticking over, moved the ball and helped others play. Was involved in both goals.

Simon Adingra 6/10

A bewildering mix of the exciting and the wayward. Even his pass to Gross in the build-up to the second goal looked like it was meant for Gilmour. But he always threatens to do something and his tenacity created a chance for Joao Pedro before he twice went close himself.

Facundo Buonanotte 6/10

An enthusiastic worker and team player who put in a decent shift with a couple of less mature moments which might have proved more costly.

Joao Pedro 7/10

This time it was more about helping others play, such as on the first goal, although he tested Flekken with a sharp effort.

Kaoru Mitoma 7/10

Great to see him back in the XI. There were moments when the end product did not match the promise but less was more in the shrewd and simple way he used Gross ahead of both goals.

SUBS - James Milner 7/10

Did a really solid job down the left as the points were secured.

Evan Ferguson 6/10

Put the work in at a time when Albion were no longer chasing the game.

Joal Veltman N/A

A good chance to save his legs a bit and a great man to send on for the closing stages.

Benicio Baker-Boaitey N/A

A show of faith in the youngster and he did the work required in the closing stages.

Jakub Moder N/A

Given a warm welcome back and played his part in avoiding any late alarms.