Some West Brom fans have taken to Twitter to share their appreciation for Kyle Edwards’ ‘brilliant’ performance in this past Tuesday’s FA Cup fixture.
Edwards made the assist for Kenneth Zohore’s 92nd-minute goal in West Brom’s 3-2 loss to Newcastle United. The 22-year-old winger produced an all-round impressive playmaking performance for the Baggies versus Newcastle, making four key passes, completing seven successful dribbles, and hitting the target with one of his two shots at goal, in addition to earning himself an assist in Tuesday’s clash.
No player on the pitch made more key passes than Edwards did on Tuesday night. Furthermore, the 22-year-old playmaker also completed more successful dribbles than any other player from either team in this game.
Overall, despite their 3-2 loss to Newcastle, the performance of Edwards, who earned an overall rating of 8.54 in this game according to WhoScored.com, may have provided one positive for some West Brom fans to take from this fixture.
Some Baggies fans have been sharing their appreciation for Edwards’ display on social media. Read the positive reactions of some West Brom supporters to Edwards’ recent FA Cup performance in the tweets below.
Were you impressed by Kyle Edwards' performance versus Newcastle?
YES, EDWARDS HAD A GOOD GAME
NO, EDWARDS WASN'T THAT GOOD
Edwards and Phillips were brilliant today, they really drove our creativity going forward and created so many chances in the second half.
Krovinovi? coming on changed our midfield massively and boosted the pace of the game.
Feeling positive despite being 3-0 down origionally #wba
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) March 3, 2020
Kyle Edwards. Good showing tonight #wba
— David Baker (@DavidBaker70) March 3, 2020
A shame to be knocked out of the cup but the league has to take priority this year. Positives to take though, Krovi and Phillips played really well second half. Kyle Edwards staking a claim to be back in the 18 as well #wba
— Martyn Walters (@Martw90) March 3, 2020
There were positives though, thought Edwards had a great game, Phillips looked good during the second half, Harper done ok, Gibbs was excellent #wba
— Shane Evansi? ?? (@ShaneoTheBaggie) March 3, 2020
Thought Edwards and Phillips in particular showed some real fight and desire to get themselves back in the first XI #wba
— Jake (@jakedf96) March 3, 2020
Kyle Edwards showing exactly the kind of performance we can expect to see from him. The only thing missing from his game is consistency but that will only come with experience and game time – exactly what @rramesss and @RowdenJRSG have been saying all along. #WBA
— OPTA Albion (@TotallyWBA) March 3, 2020
Special mention for Kyle Edwards … #wba
— PJ (@PJSoulboy) March 3, 2020
What do we think?
Edwards certainly earned the appreciation of some Baggies supporters due to his impressive playmaking versus Newcastle. The 22-year-old attacker’s impressive passing and dribbling stats suggest that he played a key role in West Brom’s attack on Tuesday.
The West Brom attacker’s overall rating of 8.54 is just 0.01 lower than the rating achieved by WhoScored’s Man of the Match Miguel Almiron in this game. Almiron achieved an overall rating of 8.55 while scoring two of the Magpies’ three goals versus West Brom.
Despite not scoring, Edwards still managed to earn almost as high of an overall rating as Almirón according to WhoScored, which may indicate that the West Brom attacker made a considerable impact for the Baggies in this game with his general play. Considering the high number of successful dribbles and key passes that he made, it may be understandable why some West Brom supporters have been gushing over Edwards’ performance versus their Premier League opponents.