The home defeat to Sheffield United leaves Darren Moore’s side level on points with Megson’s 2002 side and two points ahead of Mowbray’s title winning team, both of whom were also in 4th place after 34 games.
The game against the Blades was the first time that Albion have failed to score at home in a league game since Boxing Day 2017. It leaves them with a difficult but not impossible task to finish in the top two.
The defeat to Millwall in February 2002 moved the Lions ahead of the Baggies into third place with both teams four points behind Wolves and Man City who occupied the top two positions. Megson’s team lost just once more that season and finished with a run of seven wins from eight games to secure promotion.
Darren Moore’s team will need something similar to that run, in which he played a massive role of course, if they are to win automatic promotion. They will certainly need to improve their home form if they are to match that record of 29 points from a possible 36.
|* Positions are recorded as Albion’s position in the table after all fixtures for that day have been completed.|
|2000/2001||24/02/2001||Portsmouth (H)||W||2-0||Roberts, Chambers|
|2003/2004||02/03/2004||Norwich City (A)||D||0-0|
|2006/2007||20/02/2007||Cardiff City (H)||W||1-0||Ellington|
|2007/2008||01/03/2008||Plymouth Argyle (H)||W||3-0||Gera, Miller, Bednar|
|2009/2010||06/03/2010||Queen’s Park Rangers (A)||L||1-3||Brunt|
|2018/2019||23/02/2019||Sheffield United (H)||L||0-1|
|2000/2001||03/03/2001||Blackburn Rovers (A)||L||0-1|
|2001/2002||23/02/2002||Portsmouth (H)||W||5-0||Roberts (2), Sigurðsson, Dobie, Balis|
|2003/2004||06/03/2004||Coventry City (H)||W||3-0||Hughes, Hulse, Kinsella|
|2006/2007||24/02/2007||Leicester City (A)||D||1-1||Kamara (pen)|
|2007/2008||04/03/2008||Sheffield Wednesday (A)||W||1-0||Phillips|
|2009/2010||09/03/2010||Sheffield Wednesday (H)||W||1-0||Koren|
|2018/2019||01/03/2019||Leeds United (A)|