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West Brom: Media praise Grady Diangana against Norwich City

West Brom: Media praise Grady Diangana against Norwich City -West Bromwich Albion News

West Bromwich Albion attacker Grady Diangana has won praise for his performance in Saturday’s Championship clash with Norwich City.

The lowdown

West Brom took a hard-earned point from high-flying Norwich City at Carrow Road to move just clear of the relegation places and bounce back from midweek’s torrid display.

Dara O’Shea’s goal inside the first 10 minutes was not enough to secure a three much-needed points for Steve Bruce, but it does still feel as though they have stopped the rot given the Canaries’ form before the clash.

Diangana’s made his eighth start in ten Championship matches, lining up on the left of the three behind focal point Brandon Thomas-Asante.

The latest

Elias Burke of The Athletic commended Diangana for one first-half moment that saw him beat a number of Norwich defenders, while Lewis Cox of The Express & Star hailed his display more generally.

Burke tweeted: “Diangana, that’s filthy. Dribbles past three or four players on the left and wins and free-kick, comes to nothing, unfortunately.”

And Cox said: “Diangana looks at it today. Sharp. Lightning feet. WBA fans loving it.”

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The verdict

The stats (via SofaScore) show that Diangana did indeed have quite the afternoon at Carrow Road.

He won the majority of the ground duels he contested (11 of 19), completed 90% of his passes and contributed out of possession too by making four tackles.

His afternoon’s work was even more impressive when you consider that he was actually a doubt for the game.

As Cox reported before the game, Bruce faced a 50-50 call on whether to include Diangana as the 24-year-old nursed a groin issue.

If he reached this level without being 100 per cent fit, then he deserves extra praise.

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