Chris Brunt has been a man in form since James Shan took caretaker charge of West Brom and his influential displays in recent weeks continued against Preston last Saturday.
The midfielder was at his best as he picked up an assist, playing a sensational ball in behind which was then finished beautifully by Dwight Gayle who also happened to claim a hat-trick.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 14, 2019
Watching the footage of Brunt’s assist back, Baggies fans were left drooling over the quality of the pass.
Comparisons were made to Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, whilst one fan claimed that if Lionel Messi had done it then the world would have imploded.
Another tweeter called him a Baggies legend and called for a new contract to be sorted for the club captain.
Here’s the best of the reaction to his pass.
Christ Brunt > KDB
— Joe Edgehill (@JoeEdgehill) April 14, 2019
Amazing ball from Chris Brunt and a great finish
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) April 14, 2019
He’s done this throughout his time here, he’s quality. ??
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) April 14, 2019
sort him a contract asap. Club Legend.
— Ant Swailes (@AntSwailes) April 14, 2019
What a ball!
There’s not enough words to describe how perfect that ball was.
— Jake Ledington (@JakeLedington11) April 14, 2019
Chris brunt > Modric
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) April 14, 2019
Vision, skill, execution
Messi did that n the world would explode
— Barry Fireside (@StuartHicks12) April 14, 2019