The Baggies boss highlighted the Hungarian midfielder for praise after he scored the first goal in the high-flying club's 4-2 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Gera gave the visitors the lead after 30 minutes and Clarke was delighted with his impact behind lone striker Shane Long. Long, Romelu Lukaku and Marc-Antoine Fortune all went on to find the back of the net, but the Scottish boss believes that the playmaker deserved the man of the match award.
"For me, Zoltan was man of the match," Clarke told the club's official website. "He was outstanding. Zoltan played the No. 10 position like a dream for us. The way we played and passed it, we kept getting him on the ball in good positions. It's something we had spoken about before the game. Thankfully it worked for us."
West Brom's latest victory lifted them to third place in the Premier League behind Manchester United and Manchester City entering Sunday's games.