In their last game where they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City at the Swansea.com Stadium, the midfield became outnumbered too easily - Snodgrass helped to combat this.
The Scot's composure and frequent willingness to put his foot on the ball and slow down the play meant the Baggies strayed away from the rushed and harried style in the middle of the park was no more.
The Irishman brought energy and dynamism, inflicting the high press upon the Bristol backline to win the ball back, particularly for Hugill's opener.
Snodgrass and Molumby were seen as backup options in Ismael's squad, however, after that performance, they've given the former Barnsley manager a real headache when Alex Mowatt and Livermore return from absence.
Bristol City were incapable of stringing passes together, and even though Han-Noah Massengo looked sharp and able on the ball, him being the only one in the side with an attacking purpose meant that City couldn't create any clear cut opportunities.
Pearson hauled off 21-year-old George Tanner after only 34 minutes due to the fact that in-form Grant found himself in behind on several occasions - a route that created lots of space for the opener.
The former Watford, Leicester City and Derby County manager wasn't helped by individual errors from his side, former Leicester right-back Simpson played a wayward back-pass allowing Grant to help West Brom on their way.
Bristol City’s away form has been parallel to their home form however this performance was far from the organised system we've seen from the Robins this season as they were carved open on far too many occasions.
Hit and miss Hugill
Hugill picked up his first Albion goal in this game, a sweeping finish past Bentley after a square ball from Furlong.
However, the on-loan Norwich City striker could've had a handful of goals at The Hawthorns after several guilt-edged opportunities were missed.
This, combined with some decent goalkeeping from Bentley meant that the Middlesborough academy product couldn't pick up any more goals.
Baggies fans were delighted to see him on the scoresheet but couldn't help but think about the potential scoreline had the striker put away even half of the chances.
What comes next?
Bristol City face up against struggling Barnsley as the Robins will aim to bag their first home win of the season at Ashton Gate.