West Brom fans wouldn't have dared ask Santa for something as outrageous as a Champions League place this year. But as things stand they are one of four clubs tied for the all-important fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Their recent goal drought has been addressed with a two-one win over Norwich, and with Boxing Day's opponents QPR struggling for consistency this is an excellent chance for the Baggies to establish themselves in the top five.
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