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West Brom beat Coventry to bolster play-off spot

West Brom took a big step towards securing a spot in the Sky Bet Championship play-off places as they beat Coventry 2-1 on Friday night.

In the week their new owner, American businessman Shilen Patel, completed his takeover of the club, the Baggies celebrated with first-half goals from Mikey Johnston and Grady Diangana.

The result moves West Brom seven points clear of Norwich in seventh ahead of the rest of the weekend.

Coventry, who pulled one back in the second half through Haji Wright’s penalty, remain four points adrift of the play-off places.

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Mikey Johnston neatly put West Bromwich Albion ahead against Coventry.

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Grady Diangana gets on the end of Tom Fellows cross and makes it two for The Baggies.

Johnston strikes again as West Brom seal victory

It took just six minutes for Johnston to get the opener, as his brilliant solo run in from the left provided him with the space to bend one into the top corner, leaving Ben Wilson completely helpless in the Coventry goal.

After 36 minutes it was two. Tom Fellows was the provider as his ball in from the right was met perfectly by Diangana, who guided just inside the post from six yards.

Deep into the second half, Coventry were gifted an unlikely lifeline as Cedric Kipre fouled Kasey Palmer in the box, and substitute Wright stepped up to slot the resulting penalty.

But there would be no equaliser, as the Sky Blues saw their top-six hopes drift a little further away.

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