West Brom forward Victor Anichebe has paid glowing tributes to the club’s fans who stood to applaud his performance in Monday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Newcastle United.
Anichebe who made his first start of the current campaign in the encounter got a standing ovation from the Baggies faithful as he left the field following an impressive display against the Magpies.
“It was a great feeling when I left the pitch to see the fans on their feet,” Anichebe was quoted on his club’s official website.
“They have been very supportive throughout what has been a very difficult time for me over the last few months.
“I haven’t been playing so to randomly get the nod was great, and I felt ready for it.
“I have been working hard and I feel very fit and sharp at the moment.
“I was really happy with my performance especially seeing as it was my first game in so long.
“On another day with a bit more luck, I could have had a couple of goals.
“We put in a great performance and the boys played really well.
“We were always on the front foot, we found spaces in forward areas, our passing was positive and we ran Newcastle into the ground.
“It’s great to get three points, hopefully we can push on from here now.”
He was replaced with two minutes left to play by Rickie Lambert.