Victor Anichebe’s West Brom manager Tony Pulis has expressed his delight at beating former club Stoke City but won’t gloat over it.
The Baggies win came courtesy of an injury-time goal from former Manchester United defender Johnny Evans after Jon Walters had cancelled out Stephane Sessegnon’s opening goal for the home side.
That made it four wins out of four against Stoke as Crystal Palace and West Brom manager for Pulis since leaving the Britannia two-and-a-half years ago.
“Irrespective of whether it’s Stoke or anyone else, the most important thing is the three points and back-to-back victories and we are very pleased,” said Pulis afterwards.
“It’s a busy period and we have gone into the game without four players. So to put in a performance we have today was fantastic and a great effort from the lads.
“We scored and the momentum was with us and they scored and you think it’s swung, but the sending off affected the game again in our favour.
“Luckily for us, it drops to Johnny, the coolest lad on the pitch. He’s been a quality signing for us.
“He’s not just a good defender, but he’s quality on the ball and as a centre half he makes us play. Every time he plays he just oozes class.”