London - Victor Anichebe was singled out for special praise
by West Brom manager Tony Pulis, following his display against Newcastle United
in the Premier League on Monday.
The Nigeria international was a handful for the Newcastle
defenders before he was subbed out due to injury and would have scored his
seventh goal in West Brom's colours in the league but was denied by the
woodwork in the 75th minute.
The future of the Baggies number ten has been the subject of
speculation since the start of this season and the game at The Hawthorns was
his first start in the Premier League this term.
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''Vic is a top player. He showed that. They just couldn't
handle him and he did very well,'' Tony Pulis said.
''Fingers crossed he and Jonas will be ok for the Stoke game
- it's been suggested that it might just be cramp.
''Hopefully it won't be any more.''
Anichebe had to be replaced in the 88th minute against
Newcastle United after suffering a mild hamstring injury but he is hoping to be
fit to face Stoke City on Saturday, January 2.For
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