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On this day, 100 years ago...

Glory for the Baggies!

10 April 2020

It's been exactly a century since West Bromwich Albion won their first and - to date - only top-flight title.

On 10 April 1920, Albion clinched the title with a record 60 points, and with four games remaining. They did so on home soil too, beating Bradford Park Avenue 3-1 at The Hawthorns in front of a crowd of 29,500.

Goals from Claude Jephcott, Alf Bentley and Sid Bowser did the damage for Jesse Pennington's side, and West Brom would go on to finish nine points clear of runners-up Burnley.

In total, Albion won 28 of their 42 games in the 1919/20 season, scoring a league-record 104 goals in the process - 29 more than any other side in that particular campaign.

Fred Morris later became the first player to score over 30 times in a single season for the club, his 37 goals all coming in the league.

Albion would go on to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at White Hart Lane to lift the Charity Shield the following month.

Some 43 years after winning the league, to the exact day, Albion appointed Jimmy Hagan as manager on 10 April 1963. 

During his reign as manager, the club lifted the League Cup (in 1966) and reached the Final again the following year.

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