Albion said they wanted to give their fans something special after the disappointment at Luton.

They duly delivered with a dominant, controlled and well-structured team performance in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

There were some impressive individual contributions within that.

Bart Verbruggen 7/10

Don’t downplay his role. The keeper made some decent, if not fantastic saves, took crosses  and was the first line of construction.

Jan Paul van Hecke 7/10
Plays some superb passes through traffic and is ever improving in build-up play. That said, it comes with the possibility of losing the ball, of which there was an example here. But he had a good part in the final goal.

Lewis Dunk 8/10

There was no stopping him as he rose for the crucial early goal. Enjoyed that immensely and went on to impress.

Igor 8/10

The way he bounced back from a midweek nightmare summed up Albion’s improvement. Absolutely rock solid defensively and tidy on the ball.

Jack Hinshelwood 8/10

Right-back, wing-back, wide midfielder? A bit of all three really and he did a good job down that flank. Not for the first time he was a soaring target at the far post.

Pascal Gross 8.5/10

Curled over a pinpoint corner for the early goal but was seen at his best in the way be carved through and set up Buonanotte. Kept things orderly and creative in equal measure.

Billy Gilmour 7/10

Not his best game in possession but was perpetual motion as ever as he provided the midfield motor. Happily he realised no one had stayed back at a second-half corner.

Tariq Lamptey 8/10

Played a huge part in an advanced left-sided role by winning the early corner and then working room before delivering the cross for the second. The assist was classic wing play.

Facundo Buonanotte 8/10

Put away his first home goal with a great technique and worked really well to the right of centre. Also got into a good position for a header on goal and has a competitive edge about him.

Joao Pedro 9/10

Was very hard for Palace to pin down as he drifted into areas, including deep, got on the ball and kept it. Sometimes you want him to be a bit more direct in possession, as he did for the superb final goal.

Evan Ferguson 7/10

Not directly part of the goal rush but did some good work, the highlight being the turn which led to Guehi’s yellow card.

Subs - Danny Welbeck 7/10

A brilliant flick to help provide the final flourish the afternoon demanded.

Carlos Baleba N/A

Did a good job helping maintain control in the closing stages.

Pervis Estupinan N/A

Was enterprising down the left.

Andy Fati and Adam Lallana N/A

Late introductions and Ansu might have r scored.