Caretaker boss Darren Moore refused to contemplate what might have been for West Brom this season after the struggling side staved off relegation for another week with victory at Newcastle.
That result, coupled with Swansea's defeat by Chelsea, means the basement side might achieve the improbable if they win their final two games and their rivals stumble.
Moore, who has taken eight points from his four games in charge, did not want to dwell on the past, saying: "We can't cry over spilled milk.
"What's gone on has gone on and there's nothing we can do. We can talk about ifs and buts - we ain't going to change what's gone on at the start of the season.
"We just look to the next game, and this was a difficult game and we have had to work extremely hard to get a positive result."
The Midlands club are at home to Tottenham next Saturday before travelling to Crystal Palace for the final day of the season. A point for the Swans at Bournemouth next week would see West Brom relegated.