West Brom extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to a ninth straight game as they defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in Saturday’s early kickoff.
Versatile defender Nathan Ferguson, who continued to deputise at left-back having begun the season on the other side of defence, opened the scoring in the second half with a sublime solo goal.
He carried the ball all the way from his own half before striking from 25 yards out in front of the Baggies’ support.
Matheus Pereira doubled the lead with less than ten minutes to go by firing home a low freekick, taking advantage of QPR centre-back Yoann Barbet’s red card.
Albion’s academy graduate picked up the Man of the Match award for his performance and also earned glowing plaudits from the travelling faithful.
One supporter believed the 18-year-old was unbelievably good again while another claimed that if Aaron Wan-Bissaka was worth £50m last summer then their full-back is worth ten times that – at £500m.
Several fans want Ferguson to sign a new contract as soon as possible with one pleading that he is signed up long-term.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Nathan Ferguson unbelievably good again get him signed up long term #wba
— Martyn Walters (@Martw90) September 28, 2019
Ferguson is easily the best centre half converted to a right back and currently settled at left back in the world #WBA
— Ricci Dunn (@B_H_Baggie) September 28, 2019
Best we’ve played away from home since we come down. If Wan Bissaka is worth £50m, Nathan Ferguson must be worth £500m. #wba
— Alex Newton (@AlexRobNewton) September 28, 2019
Nathan Ferguson. What a player we have on our hands #WBA
— Danny Wright (@dannyw_92) September 28, 2019
Ferguson Motm again. I think I’m gonna be perpetually worried until he signs a new contract #wba
— GSwba (@LocalBaggiesFan) September 28, 2019
Nathan Ferguson appreciation tweet
Solid defensively ?
Loves a tackle
Dropping MOTM performances
One of our own
— Dan ??⚽ (@ItsYouDanDanwba) September 28, 2019
— Barnaby (@Barnaby1996) September 28, 2019
Congratulations Nathan, well deserved goal and MOTM performance. Have no other words other than AWESOME !!!??
— Carl 1878 ????? (@baggyboy1878) September 28, 2019
Life time contract !!!!!! ?⚪️?⚪️?⚪️? pic.twitter.com/V1GUukVkEj
— Jon (@jonpog) September 28, 2019
Messi would cry at that Nathan Ferguson performance Perfect
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) September 28, 2019