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Can West Brom pull off the greatest of Premier League relegation escapes?

The Baggies are heading for the drop, but a recent resurgence under caretaker Darren Moore means they're not down just yet

West Brom fans have had to deal with an utter horror show of a season this term.

The Baggies are currently rooted to the very bottom of the Premier League table with two games to go and have been pretty abysmal all season-long.

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Ironically, it started quite well for them when they won their first three games of the campaign, but they soon crept into the relegation zone after failing to win in 10 games by November.

Tony Pulis was eventually sacked and Alan Pardew was given the job not long after, but things only got worse under the silver fox.

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West Brom won just once in 18 league games under Pards and took only eight points out of a possible 54.

What’s worse is that in February, Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were accused of stealing a taxi during a shambles of a training camp in Barcelona.

It really doesn’t get more embarrassing than that, and Pardew was given the boot at the start of April.

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Step forward coach Darren Moore, who took over the club’s first-team responsibilities for the remainder of the season – which was essentially just filling the gap in the dugout.

But he’s done his chances of getting the job full-time no harm at all, overseeing a somewhat miraculous turn around in recent weeks.

He’s surely come too late to prevent relegation, but the caretaker has done what Pulis and Pardew failed to do this season – and that’s get results.

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In four games in charge, Moore’s seen his side draw 1-1 with relegation rivals Swansea in his first game in charge, before beating Man United 1-0 at Old Trafford the following week.

He then oversaw the Baggies brilliant comeback against Liverpool last weekend when they scored twice in the final 11 minutes to pull off a 2-2 draw at home.

Can this lot stay up?

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Can this lot stay up?

And today’s win at Newcastle has given their fans a glimmer of hope, with five points now separating them from safety with two games remaining.

Can they really do it?

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They face Spurs at the Hawthorns next weekend before a trip to Crystal Palace, and they need to win both of these games.

What’s more, they need their relegation rivals to really take their foot off the gas.

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