08.12.2019 17:15 h

West Brom storm back to Championship summit

West Bromwich Albion stormed back to the top of the Championship with a brilliant 5-1 demolition of Swansea at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

Slaven Bilic's promotion-chasing side recorded their biggest win of the season thanks to goals from Semi Ajayi, Matheus Pereira, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards.

The Baggies' superb display took them two points clear of second placed Leeds and ended Swansea's hold on the last unbeaten away record in the division.

Leeds had beaten Huddersfield 2-0 to take top spot on Saturday, but Albion are now 10 points clear of third placed Fulham as they chase a return to the Premier League after their 2018 relegation.

Pereira had a hand in all five goals as Albion made it six straight wins, 10 games unbeaten and extended their unbeaten home streak to 16 matches.

Sam Surridge pulled one back to make it 2-1 but once Albion were ahead, the outcome was never in doubt.

"Without other teams making a miracle, and without us dropping down, how many games do you need to close a gap of 10 points? Ten games," Bilic said as he played down West Brom's promotion chances.

"There are 26 games to go, so basically they have plenty of time to do it."