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Brunt on home form, Saturday’s defeat and key decisions

2 November 2015

Left-back stopped to speak in the mixed zone

CHRIS Brunt took the time to speak to journalists in the mixed zone after Saturday’s defeat to Leicester.

The reporters quizzed the Northern Ireland international on a number of topics.

Here is what Brunty had to say.

On the game and Albion’s performance

It was obviously disappointing to lose the game.

We went in at half-time 1-0 up but we knew we had to start the second-half quickly.

We gave away two goals quite quickly and that sort of killed the game.

Leicester played very well on the break and used the pace of Vardy, who took his goal very well.

We were in good form coming into the game so we are all disappointed to lose, especially after taking the lead.

On the close offside call for Mahrez’s second goal

I didn’t think much of it at the time.

It’s probably a difficult one with the ball deflecting up in the air and so many different things happening all at once.

Sometimes you get those decisions sometimes you don’t.

If he was offside I am sure it was very tight, but we can’t look for excuses.

We didn’t defend well enough for the goals that we conceded.

We are going to have to look at that in the week and go to Old Trafford and do better.

On the home form

We pride ourselves on not conceding goals and at home that has been difficult for us.

We have only won once here and we have conceded three goals on a few occasions so that is obviously something we have to address as a team.

I’m sure the coaching staff will be looking at that in the week.

We haven’t performed as well at home as we have away this season.

Over the last couple of years we have done ok at home, and since the gaffer came in last season our home form has been alright.

We have conceded goals when we shouldn’t have so we have to make sure we are difficult to beat.

Obviously as the home team you’ve got to go for the game a little bit more and sometimes that stretches things.

Leicester obviously exposed that on Saturday.

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