Chris Brunt fears beating Man Utd only delays Premier League relegation for West Brom

Chris Brunt says West Brom’s surprise win at Manchester United is “probably too little too late” in the club’s battle against the drop, with the Baggies still nine points from safety.

Emboldened by caretaker boss Darren Moore, West Brom made light of their dreadful campaign to secure an unlikely 1-0 win at Old Trafford thanks to Jay Rodriguez’s second-half header.

Despite the victory, Baggies captain Brunt thinks it only “buys you an extra couple of weeks” with relegation looming.

“If we can win a few games between now and the end of the season, worst case scenario it gives us some good vibes going into next year,” said Brunt.

“It’s just a bit of confidence, I suppose. It has been a long time since we got a couple of results back-to-back.”

West Brom’s win at Old Trafford was their first in the league since January and only the fourth of the campaign.

Man Utd 0-1 West Brom

“It’s probably too little too late, but it is a positive,” he said.

“We’ve been ahead a lot this season and a lot has been made of it, and we haven’t been able to hold so it was nice to see one out and to get three points, especially at a place like this.”

Next up for Brunt and West Brom is a home match against Liverpool, followed by trips to Newcastle and Crystal Palace either side of Tottenham’s visit to The Hawthorns.

Although it looks an unkind fixture list, the Baggies skipper has vowed to build on their 1-1 draw with Swansea and 1-0 win over United.

“Last week we did alright, to be fair, against Swansea. We probably should have won the game”, he added.

“We’ll take as many of these as we can between now and the end of the season.”