Albion set a club goalscoring record when they beat Leicester City 5-2 last season.

It was the first time they had scored five goals in a top-flight game, be it in the modern era or between 1979 and 1983.

They had never had it so good.

Then head coach Graham Potter and his staff left a few days later and we wondered what the future would hold.

Since then, more boundaries have been pushed back.

  • First four-goal haul away from home in top flight: At Everton last season, followed by at Wolves this term.
  • First six-goal haul in the top flight: The 6-0 win at home to Wolves last season.
  • First five-goal haul away from home in top flight: The 5-0 win at Bramall Lane was, obviously, also their biggest top-tier win.
  • First top-flight hat-trick at home: By Evan Ferguson against Newcastle early in this season.

In terms of scoring five away from home, Albion have already done that twice this season, both times in Sheffield, and also managed it at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup last term.

The last five-timer on the road in the league before Sunday was back at the very end of 2009, when four goals from the recalled Glenn Murray helped them win 5-2 at Wycombe in League One.

The 5-0 at Bramall Lane was their biggest away win since a 7-1 hammering of Chester City on February 26, 2000, in the fourth tier.

Recently-arrived loan signing Bobby Zamora scored a hat-trick that day with goals also coming from Keith McPherson, Paul Brooker’s first for the club, Darren Freeman and Paul Rogers, who rounded things off with a long-range volley.

On the highlights, Des Lynam described it, somewhat cryptically, as Albion’s biggest away win since before Dick Knight was born.

So the second biggest away win in the lifetime of the club’s life president?

That’s another way to describe the 5-0 in the Steel City.