Chris Brunt believes that West Brom's 4-2 defeat away at Manchester City was symptomatic of their season. The loss all but condemns the Baggies to the drop as they sit bottom of the table, nine points from safety with just five games to play.
The Baggies drew level after going two goals down at Eastlands on Sunday and looked the stronger side.
"I felt it was the best we've played for a long time," he told the Birmingham Mail.
"We created lots of chances and unfortunately for us we didn't put them away and got punished.
"We probably should have been out of sight before Robinho scored their first. We created a few chances before our second. To concede then again put us on the back foot.
"It's the story of our season once again - we got ourselves into a good position and threw it away.
"We deserved more than we got out of the game. We created chances, played good stuff and matched Man City. But they defended better than we did and put their chances away.
"We've had games where we've not made the most of chances or individual mistakes have cost us, like Newcastle or Stoke.
"Those have been the key games that could have kick-started us."