West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi has been hailed for his overall 'exceptional' performance in their 1-0 win over Stoke City.
The 28-year-old who has been a key figure in Darren Moore's squad this campaign helped them clinch their 15th league victory on Saturday.
Hegazi assisted Dwight Gayle to give West Brom a first-half lead that separated both teams for the entire duration of the game.
The Egypt international met Stefan Johansen's free-kick with his volley that was directed across the goal for Gayle who headed it to the back of the net in the 25th minute.
The ex-Fiorentina centre-back was also solid in the defence with crucial blocks and tackles as the Baggies hung on to their fifth clean sheet in the second-tier division.
.@Hegazi's Saturday...— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) February 10, 2019
☑️ Head it.
☑️ Kick it.
☑️ Clear it.
☑️ Block it.
☑️ Stay solid.
☑️ Keep a clean sheet.
☑️ Provide an assist.
☑️ Take home three points.
An exceptional evening for our Egyptian. 🇪🇬#WBA pic.twitter.com/UWA6HBxi9o
West Brom, placed fourth in the league log, are in contention for a return to the Premier League and are seven points adrift of an automatic promotion spot.
They will hope to close the gap when they host ninth-placed Nottingham Forest at the Hawthorns for their next Championship outing on Tuesday night.