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Unsung Hero: Jake Livermore shows his experience as West Bromwich Albion held to draw

Unsung Hero: Jake Livermore shows his experience as West Bromwich Albion held to draw

West Bromwich Albion were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Charlton Athletic after the awarding of a contentious penalty for the Addicks, as one player managed to fly under the radar with his performance for the side.

Matt Phillips continued his fine goalscoring season as he rifled in a cross from Matheus Pereira to open the scoring (via BBC).

Charlton drew level thanks to a goal from Macauley Bonne before Nathan Ferguson got sent-off for a rash tackle.

But, that didn’t hinder the Baggies as substitute Hal Robson-Kanu curled in with just nine minutes to go. Lee Bowyer’s side weren’t to be defeated, striking back through in stoppage time after a controversial penalty was awarded.

Matheus Pereira is certainly proving to be the creative master in the middle of the pitch for Slaven Bilic’s side. Impressively, the 23-year-old attacker played two key passes, the third-most on the pitch, as well as notching up an assist  (via WhoScored).

Elsewhere, Romaine Sawyers showed why his acquisition could prove the difference in the race from promotion. The £3m summer signing had possession of the ball the joint-longest amount of time as he proved key in keeping things ticking over in attack.

However, it was Jake Livermore, who showed all his years of Premier League experience in the middle of the park.

The £10m (via BBC) man showed his drive and determination to thwart the Charlton attacks, winning 100% of his tackles and making the most interceptions of any West Brom player.

Livermore also played 13 of his 40 passes forward as he seemed keen to help his side in attack.

The Express and Star agreed with this assessment as they gave the 29-year-old a seven out of 10.

They said:  “Up against a midfield diamond, he and Romaine Sawyers were often outnumbered. But he worked relentlessly to regain possession and break up Charlton’s play.” (Source: Express and Star)

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