Battling West Brom have kept their slim Premier League survival hopes alive with a deserved 3-0 win over Southampton.
Matheus Pereira's penalty and goals from Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson gave second-bottom West Brom their biggest league win of the season and closed the gap to safety to eight points with seven games left.
They were also controversially denied a fourth-minute opener after a VAR quirk, which only adds to the argument against the technology.
Mbaye Diagne's header was ruled out when VAR was unable to get the right angle to conclusively show the striker's upper body was on or offside.
The mid-table Saints came from 2-0 down to beat Burnley last week but they offered little on Monday, and James Ward-Prowse had a stoppage-time penalty saved by Sam Johnstone.
West Brom secured back-to-back victories for the first time this season after boss Sam Allardyce labelled it another must-win game following last week's shock 5-2 triumph at Chelsea.
The Baggies have scored eight goals in their past two Premier League games, two more than they had netted in their previous 11 combined.
Robinson said maintaining momentum after the win over Chelsea was vital.
"It was really important to back last week's result up and make it two wins in a row," he told BBC Sport after the win.
"The boss stressed we needed to go out tonight and get a win.
"It (safety) is still far off but we will keep going until the end.
"I'm really happy to score and help the team get the result. We all put a shift in and hopefully we can keep getting the wins and get out of the relegation zone."
Australian Associated Press