By Will Butcher
Gary Lineker amusingly claimed on Twitter that Tony Pulis is in danger of losing his reputation, after West Brom secured an impressive 4-0 victory against Burnley.
Matt Phillips, James Morrison, Salomon Rondon and Darren Fletcher were all on target for the Baggies, as they saw off Sean Dyche’s side with a sublime first-half display.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Lineker humorously claimed that Pulis’ could lose his reputation of a defence-minded boss that favours a route-one approach after a fine attacking display against Burnley.
Tony Pulis needs to be careful. This high scoring, free flowing football might ruin his reputation.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 21, 2016
Pulis, 58, has developed a reputation of favouring long-ball tactics after managing Stoke, Crystal Palace and West Brom in the Premier League.
The preference to secure territory has worked well, as he continues to steer clubs with relatively meagre resources away from the Premier League drop zone.
But during Monday night’s emphatic 4-0 win, the Baggies kept the ball on the deck and utilised quick counter attacks to full effect to secure their biggest Premier League win since February 2015 when they beat West Ham by the same score.
The win sees the Baggies leapfrog Burnley into the top half of the Premier League table, as they go above the likes of Southampton and Bournemouth.
They next face Hull City on Saturday, as they look to secure a fifth top-flight win from 13 games.
In other West Brom news, this on-loan defender should consider a permanent move as he struggles to fins first-team football.