West Brom eyeing potential swoop for Championship manager

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The first hour it was an even contest but when we conceded the second goal our heads dropped.

"I will still talk to them and get a feel for what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club".

"We are happy with this game, not just the result but the quality we put on the pitch in the second half".

Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney had a penalty saved but Everton beat Brighton 2-0, West Brom were thumped again despite taking an early lead at home to Leicester and Huddersfield drew 0-0 with 10-man Swansea.

The Foxes had to come from behind to notch their first victory since mid-January after Salomón Rondón had opened the scoring for the home side with an excellent finish. "We could have finished the first half 3-3, it was insane", he said, with his team eighth in the table on 40 points.

"We've got to go into every game trying to win it now".

Puel said: "This is a good reward for the team".

Albion now find themselves in a hard position in more ways than one, with the club anxious to avoid making a managerial change for the second time this season, partly because of the financial implications but largely as there are no credible alternatives, internally or externally, to take over from Pardew with only eight fixtures left and relegation looking a formality.

"We made some changes from the last game and the substitutes made a good impact, like Iheanacho, Fousseni Diabate and Albrighton".

"It is a good feeling for us. It was important to have a good reaction away".

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is eyeing a shock when they face Chelsea in an FA Cup quarter-final clash. Their next league match is against a resurgent Brighton side, before games against Newcastle and Burnley.