West Brom’s 4-0 victory over Burnley saw Baggies striker Saido Berahino hit his second brace of the campaign to sink the Clarets at the Hawthorns.
Once again the Burundi-born England Under-21 star was able to prise open one of the division’s more miserly rearguards in doing so.
Sean Dyche’s side came into the clash with three consecutive clean sheets in their skyrockets, while Sunderland (benefactors of Berahino’s previous double portion) have since shut out three of their last four foes.
Whether the youngster has particularly taste for rabbit or not, he is currently the leading English scorer in the Premier League.
Not that savaging small fry did much harm to the reputation of Luis Suarez, who bagged 24 of his 31 league hits last term against bottom-half prey.
The Baggies academy graduate can be backed to be the division’s top-scoring Englishman campaigning in the division this term at a sizeable 12/1.
Only full-fledged Three Lions internationals Wayne Rooney (6/4), Daniel Sturridge (3/1), Danny Welbeck (4/1) and Raheem Sterling (7/1) are currently shorter than the 21-year-old in the betting.
Chief in aiding his cause is the fact that Alan Irvine’s arrival at the Hawthorns has prompted his promotion to the role of a first-team regular.
Last term Berahino struck at a rate of just over a goal every three complete matches for a stinking West Brom outfit that failed to win consecutive games all season.
However, he started just 11 league games for the Throstles, making the XI for more than one game at a time on just three occasions.
Under Irvine he has now played from the off in every league game this season, with the former Everton youth czar playing the striker centrally in four of the sextet.
This point is key, as Berahino’s boss has played his charge in the middle in three of his last four starts, indicating a burgeoning bond of trust.
It’s hardly surprising given the striker’s record when given the nod in a central berth is four goals in as many league games.