West Brom picked up yet another point in a 1-1 draw with Brighton in the Premier League on Monday evening.
Brighton took the lead in the first-half through a calamitous own-goal from the skipper Jake Livermore at the AMEX Stadium.
A low drilled ball across the box was cleared by Branislav Ivanovic, but it hit the captain and went into an empty net much to our disappointment.
It never really clicked going forward, but it wasn’t much better at the back either, in or out of possession for the Baggies.
Ivanovic was praised massively for his role in the 0-0 draw against Burnley last time out in the Premier League at the Hawthorns.
The Serbian was one of the main reasons behind Albion keeping their first clean sheet of the season, and it was the opposite on Monday.
The defender was poor in possession and seemed to struggle to keep up with the pace of many Brighton players in the final third.
Ahmed Hegazi being sold at the last moment on Sunday evening wouldn’t have helped, but we can’t be making excuses at this level.
Many West Brom fans have torn apart the defensive veteran for his performance, claiming that he was “awful” on Monday evening.
Karlan Grant earned the Baggies a point at the end, but there are problems that need addressing in defence moving forward.
West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Ivanovic has been awful, Pereira & Diangana need to stop acting like luxury players & do there defensive duties #wba
— Tomić🇭🇷 (@DYTommo) October 26, 2020
That was a mess… Grady, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Livermore, Sammy … a mess #wba
— hannah 🏳️🌈 BLM (@Hannanar) October 26, 2020
Townsend, Grady very poor so far tonight, but ivanovic looks like he may need a defibrillator at half time! Passing has been atrocious, look like a team that have never played together! Bilic got a big halftime! #wba
— Tony 48% Smith (@RoystykinsWBA) October 26, 2020
Lovely defending by Ajayi and ivanovic 🤣 if only we had a better defender, oh wait.
— Saul Sanders (@SaulSanders8) October 26, 2020
We deserve to be at least 1 down, been shocking. Furlong, Gallagher, Townsend, Diangana, Ivanovic and Ajayi all been poor. #WBA
— Liam Jones (@liamjackjones) October 26, 2020
Not good enough so far today and ivanovic seems a different player today and not in a good way 😬 https://t.co/SaCuTWP76N
— WBA Watch (@WBAWatch) October 26, 2020
Johnstone, Gibbs, Ivanovic, Grady, Pereira, Livermore will all leave next season when we go down #wba
— Jack⚽️🏴 (@wbaxjack) October 26, 2020
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