West Brom finished a disappointing season on a high as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Karlan Grant opened the scoring in the 37th minute from the penalty spot before Adam Reach doubled their advantage in the 40th minute. Matt Clarke made it three before Grant sealed the win in the 60th minute. West Brom finished the season in 10th place while Barnsley finished rock bottom.

Managers Reaction

West Brom’s Steve Bruce: “This season has not been good enough. Looking back on the three months, it was the first month where I didn’t make the impact I would have liked. We didn’t get anywhere near the results that we needed to give us a chance. I couldn’t address the slide quickly enough and that is the overriding feeling I have at this moment in time. We finished OK. We’ve given a glimpse of how we want to try and approach it next year. But it was a little bit too late. We have got good players in the club and my challenge is to put a squad together that is capable of getting us to where we want to get to. We’ve got a big summer ahead.”

Barnsley’s caretaker head coach Martin Devaney: “We had such a young team. For a lot of the players, it was only their second or third game so it was always going to be a massive struggle for us. But I thought up until the penalty, which clearly wasn’t a penalty, we did well. The structure was good, and our pressing was good. But they got that penalty. And then you are asking a young team to gather their minds and make sure they stay in the game. But they got that second goal which was really disappointing.”

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