Queens Park Rangers
West Brom boss Alan Irvine said he was not too surprised that Charlie Austin was a dominant force in the Baggies' 3-2 loss to QPR on Saturday.
Austin's hat trick prevent Irvine's men from picking up a second win inside a week, and the Scotsman revealed that he'd been tracking the QPR star for years.
"When I was manager of Sheffield Wednesday [in the 2010-11 season] I wanted to sign him," Irvine said.
"I recognised the ability he had at that time, I didn't know how far he would be able to go...
Harry Redknapp saluted hat-trick hero Charlie Austin but also saved praise for the character his side showed to come from two down and beat West Brom.
The 3-2 victory at Loftus Road moved the R's out of the Premier League bottom three as Austin returned from suspension to score three goals to complete a remarkable comeback after Redknapp's side started the game slowly.
The visitors were two ahead inside the opening 20 minutes as both Joleon Lescott and Silvestre Varela hit their first goals for...
Charlie Austin returned from suspension to steal the show with a hat-trick as QPR recovered from two goals down at home to West Brom to win 3-2 and move out of the Premier League bottom three.
The striker was missing from the defeat at Everton on Monday night but moved on to 11 goals for the season as he hit three to see off a West Brom side which had stunned Loftus Road with a scintillating start.
Harry Redknapp's side looked like the QPR of old in the opening exchanges, gifting chances and possession...