Albion completed their first league double of the season at the Bet365 Stadium and made it six wins from their last seven Championship games away from the Hawthorns.
It moves the Baggies on to 53 points which is just one behind the successful promotion sides of 2004 and 2008 and two more than Megson’s 2002 team.
Game 30 in 2002 was a regulation 1-0 win for Gary Megson’s Baggies over Walsall, but it was the day after the death of Albion legend, Jeff Astle, and when Jason Roberts celebrated his winner, he raised his shirt to reveal a T-Shirt with a picture of the great man – a wonderful tribute from the nephew of another Albion legend who has since left us.
The 3-0 reverse for Gary Megson’s side was their last defeat on the road until promotion was secured with three games remaining; they then proceeded to lose their final two away games.
Roberto di Matteo’s 2010 side moved to the top of the table on goal difference from Newcastle United following the win over Scunthorpe United, but were about to endure a mini-slump as they won just one of their next six games, although that did include two matches against Reading in the fifth round FA Cup.
|* Positions are recorded as Albion’s position in the table after all fixtures for that day have been completed.|
|2000/2001||03/02/2001||Crystal Palace (A)||D||2-2||Sneekes, Hughes|
|2003/2004||07/02/2004||Preston North End (A)||L||0-3|
|2006/2007||31/01/2007||Plymouth Argyle (H)||W||2-1||Kamara (2, 1 pen)|
|2007/2008||02/02/2008||Burnley (H)||W||2-1||Cesar, Bednar|
|2009/2010||09/02/2010||Scunthorpe United (H)||W||2-0||Bednar, Zuiverloon|
|2018/2019||09/02/2019||Stoke City (A)||W||1-0||Gayle|
|2000/2001||10/02/2001||Stockport County (H)||D||1-1||Roberts|
|2001/2002||29/01/2002||Birmingham City (H)||W||1-0||Roberts|
|2003/2004||14/02/2004||Cardiff City (H)||W||2-1||Clement, Hughes|
|2006/2007||03/02/2007||Hull City (A)||W||1-0||Kamara|
|2009/2010||16/02/2010||Cardiff City (A)||D||1-1||Zuiverloon|
|2018/2019||12/02/2019||Nottingham Forest (H)|