West Brom bounced back from their first defeat of the season in midweek with a 4-2 victory over Cardiff City at the Hawthorns, it also saw them regain control of first place in the Championship.
The Baggies’ enigmatic loan duo Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira both struck from long-range to give Slaven Bilic’s side a two-goal cushion at the break.
Charlie Austin then managed to finally pick up his first league goal for the club after he burst through the Bluebirds’ defence to powerfully fire one underneath the visiting goalkeeper.
Cardiff substitute Danny Ward ensured a nervy finish to the match as he bagged a quickfire brace to put the game at 3-2, but Romaine Sawyers’ last-minute strike in injury time sealed the victory.
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Several Albion supporters flocked to social media after full-time to throw their weight behind Austin after finally getting the monkey off his back.
One fan said the 30-year-old was fully deserving of his goal because he always puts in 100% effort while another called him an ‘absolute legend.’
A further member of the Hawthorns crowd hoped their £4m man would fire them into the Premier League after this latest showing with one more believing that Austin has looked better each game.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Was desperate for him to score he deserves it, he's looked better every game he's played, scenes when the goal went in.
— Ryan (@RyanPGlasgow) October 5, 2019
This is a fully passionate guy, puts 100% effort and deserves not only this goal but many many more!
— Moura (@HeyItsMoura) October 5, 2019
We’re always happy with a goal but that one felt better than most as no one deserves it more for the non stop effort well in Charlie.
— Terry smith (@Tezsmith1878) October 5, 2019
Brilliant Charlie – you are a class act and well appreciated by all Baggies fans – well done mate!
— Paul Garbutt (@paulgarbutt1960) October 5, 2019
Charlie man. Absolute legend. Get in. #wba
— Ant Swailes (@AntSwailes) October 5, 2019
Best performance of the season by the team and if I may say so from you as well Chaz. So pleased you got your goal and infront of us in the Brummie Road. Here’s to many more pal ????⚽️⚽️?⚪️
— Carl 1878 ????? (@baggyboy1878) October 5, 2019
Well done bud keep it up and fire us into the prem
— Kevin Davenport (@KevinDa81804086) October 5, 2019
— Stewart Bevin (@stewbevin) October 5, 2019
Confidence builds confidence, your performances have been fantastic all season, hope this is the next level you needed.
Great player and professional!
— Chris Hancock (@buddhafantastic) October 5, 2019
Delighted to see Austin get that first league goal and he truly deserved it today too. Looked to be one of those days for him first half but he was always getting in the right positions and crowd got right behind him and he got his just rewards #WBA
— Ricci Dunn (@B_H_Baggie) October 5, 2019