Tony Pulis, during his pre-match press-conference for West Brom's clash with Burnley (not Liverpool...) went into a bitter rant about the way foreign managers are perceived compared to British ones - picking on Jurgen Klopp in particular.
Sean Dyche felt Burnley played into West Brom's hands as they were on the wrong end of another Hawthorns hammering on Monday. I'm very very pleased we won tonight - a great performance from us.
Stephen Ward is still a doubt for Burnley but aside from that Sean Dyche has a fully fit squad to choose from.
But Dyche believes targeting wins or draws from certain games is a pointless exercise, having already seen his side upset the form book at home in beating Liverpool and Everton. But that's literally it.
The first hefty blow was landed in the fourth minute and it was the visitors who were the orchestrators of their own downfall.
West Brom got a gift just four minutes in, and they jumped on the chance.
The victory in the last match of the Crystal Palace 3: 2 Burnley extended their unbeaten streak to 3 games in a row.
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"I think it's a solid start, at least and with the last performance, it turns into a good start overall", Dyche told the club website. One save from the terrific Salomon Rondon was excellent.
DF Michael Keane, 4 - Keane was brought back down to earth with a bump after global duty with England.
The second half had a quite laboured approach compared to the predecessing 45 minutes, but the hosts still looked threatening with Phillips guiding a header over and Rondon curling a shaped effort wide.
DF Ben Mee, 4 - Keane's misjudgment freed James Morrison for the second goal, but Mee backed off the midfielder and made it far too easy for him to score.
Salomon Rondon sparked West Brom to a four-goal win over Burnley.
That was the latest addition to the England international's growing catalogue of stunning saves this season, though the Clarets skipper would be beaten again before the break.
West Brom substitute Craig Gardner came close to adding a fifth goal in injury time, but Heaton tipped his long range strike round a post.