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Foster holds hands up

Baggies keeper accepts responsibility for first City goal

BEN Foster admits he was at fault for Manchester City’s equaliser in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at The Hawthorns – but insists Edin Dzeko’s late winner was a bitter pill to swallow.

The 29-year-old stopper has been in fine form for Albion – keeping three clean sheets so far this season.

And Foster, who was named Albion's Supporters' Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year last term, believes he should not have attempted to collect Carlos Tevez’s cross that gave Dzeko the chance to head his and City’s first goal. 

“The first one was a horrible one,” said Foster. 

“It was a great ball in to be fair. 

“I thought I'd come and get something on it and once you are on your way you kind of think 'oh dear, here we go.'

“You are hoping the defender gets it but it was a great ball in and a great header as well. 

“I should have stayed on my line.

“With their second goal, it's credit to us that we are trying to win the game against Man City. We are giving it a go at least.

“They break on us and that is what £70million worth of talent does to you.

“I’m gutted - I thought we played really well. 

“Them going down to ten men helped us a lot but even before that I thought we were playing really well.

“It was brutal really. A brutal finish to a game we deserved to get a lot more out of."

He added: “I thought it was a good game, end-to-end stuff and I think when you've got £70 million worth of players to bring on in the 80th minute, it shows what resources are available.

“Fair dos, they took their chances but it doesn't change the fact we are gutted.

“We are gutted but we do need to take a step back and reflect on the game as a whole.

“City will know they were in a game. But it's not much consolation when we've lost the points in the last few minutes.

“We'll just carry on the way we are going because we are playing fantastic football and we are going to win a lot more games than we are going to lose if we carry on playing like that.”