Plenty of West Brom fans have been fondly recalling a dramatic victory from two years ago yesterday after a post on the club’s Twitter channel @WBA.
On 5 May 2018, the Baggies kept their slim Premier League survival hopes alive with a 1-0 win at home to Tottenham after Jake Livermore scrambled the ball over the line from a corner in the second minute of stoppage time. [via BBC]
— The Baggies Bible (@TheBaggiesBible) May 5, 2020
A last-gasp Everton equaliser against Southampton later that day also preserved West Brom’s chances of beating the drop before the Saints’ win at relegation rivals Swansea the following Tuesday consigned the Baggies to the Championship.
That was the season in which Darren Moore gave a valiant attempt at keeping the club in the Premier League following a five-game unbeaten run, which included three wins, towards the end of the campaign. Prior to that, a sequence of nine consecutive defeats meant that the Baggies were all but relegated by the time Moore took caretaker charge after the sacking of Alan Pardew.
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While Livermore’s winner against Spurs wasn’t enough to keep West Brom in the top flight, these Baggies fans on Twitter still have very fond memories of the day on which their improbable fight against the drop kept going that little bit longer:
The day we got West Brom back ⚪
— Baz (RT Pinned) (@ftblchaz) May 5, 2020
Absolute scenes What a day!! Captain fantastico jake Livermore! God I miss football ⚪️⚪️
— Richard stevens (@Richstevens_) May 5, 2020
My greatest ever Baggies game. When this goal went in I remember falling to my knees and praying we would hold on for the last few seconds. OMG the best ever feeling!⚽️
— Jonathan Prigg (@JontyPrigg) May 5, 2020
One of the most emotional goals I’ve ever witnessed incredible, it meant so much at the time.
— Nathan Rushton (@Nathan_Rushton) May 5, 2020
what a day. me n my bro in Manchester with my dingle cousin. bet365 on as no tvs in posh bar. betting suspended, albion goal. go mental get kicked out. then late game everton score 96th min to keep the hopes alive again. go mental. went down on the tues but that sat was surreal.
— george coley (@coleyg15) May 5, 2020
I stood in West Brom bus station crying happily when I saw the result, can’t believe it was 2 years ago.
— # (@BaggieBirdd66) May 5, 2020
The hotel in Scotland where we were staying is still shaking !!
— Richard Lilly PTI (@RichardLilly) May 5, 2020
West Brom fans, did you genuinely think the great escape may have been on towards the end of 2017/18? Share your memories in the comments section below!
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