03-Mar-2018 17:15:00 | The Guardian
The chant started among the home supporters and quickly spread to the away end. “You’re getting sacked in the morning!” sang a smattering of West Bromwich Albion supporters and it was clear who they were targeting. Stood on the touchline, Alan Pardew could do little but take the abuse and watch on as his team headed for yet another defeat that, it feels, almost certain spells the end of his time in charge.
If so then it will be a somewhat cruel way for Pardew to go given West Brom were arguably the better team here, creating the bulk of chances and playing with a spirit that has been severely lacking in recent weeks. But the manager also arrived here with his job on the line having overseen just one victory in 14 matches since succeeding Tony Pulis in mid-November and with his team further stranded at the bottom of the table on the back of a fifth successive defeat it seems certain West Brom’s owner Guochuan Lai will act sooner rather than later.
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