“Today was a real collective effort, especially in the second half, when Villa asked us questions. I was at the game against Sheffield United when they came from 3-0 down so to come away from here with a win and a clean sheet is something to be proud of.”
Aston Villa (4-1-4-1):Kalinic (Steer h-t); Hutton, Elphick, Mings, Hause; Whelan; Elmohamady, McGinn, Hourihane (Ramsey 61), Green (Kodjia 71); Abraham.
Bookings: Mings, McGinn, Hause.
Substitutes not used: Taylor, Jedinak, El Ghazi, Adomah.
West Bromwich Albion (4-3-3): Johnstone; Holgate, Dawson, Hagazi, Gibbs; Harper, Livermore, Barry (Johansen 86); Robson-Kanu (Field h-t), Rodriguez, Murphy (Bartley 78).
Bookings: Holgate, Barry.
Substitutes not used: Bond (g), Montero, Hoolahan, Adarabioyo.
Referee: James Linington (Newport).
Attendance: 39, 263.