The ten men of West Brom were embarrassed and hung out to dry on Saturday afternoon as they failed to build on last weekend’s first victory of the season.
Slaven Bilic’s side were thumped 5-1 by former Baggies boss Roy Hodgson and his Crystal Palace side at the Hawthorns.
An own goal from Darnell Furlong handed the visitors the lead before on-loan midfield maestro Conor Gallagher scored once again less than 25 minutes later.
But the game was marred by controversy when Matheus Pereira received his marching orders before the break after VAR took a look at an off-the-ball incident involving Patrick van Aanholt.
The Eagles then condemned Albion further with a pair of braces from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke.
Fingers can be pointed at plenty of players but perhaps the Croatian should first take a look at his own team selection. One of his decisions pre-game was certainly questionable.
Having started and delivered against Sheffield United last week, Callum Robinson was surprisingly snubbed for another start in the line-up with Bilic instead opting for Grady Diangana in the attack.
That move clearly didn’t pay off as the former West Ham man was hauled off at half-time for, you guessed it, Robinson.
Whilst it remains to be seen if that would’ve had an impact on the result, his presence in attack would’ve certainly aided their chances.
After all, Bilic himself has lauded the 25-year-old as an “instrumental” and “dangerous” player as well as being the exact sort of addition they needed, which makes it all the more baffling as to why he wasn’t started at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
Robinson should be furious with such a disastrous decision.
AND in other news, Forget Pereira: £29k-per-week West Brom lightweight massively let Bilic down…