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Pulis on EFL Cup defeat at Northampton

Baggies exit League Cup on penalties to Cobblers

ALBION head coach Tony Pulis reacted to Tuesday night's EFL Cup exit at the hands of Northampton Town at Sixfields.

The Baggies played out a 2-2 draw with the Cobblers in normal time - James McClean and Gareth McAuley cancelling out Zander Diamond's header before Alex Revell sent the game into extra-time.

A goalless additional 30 minutes followed before Town triumphed 4-3 on penalties to secure their place in Round 3 of the cup competition, much to the disappointment of Pulis.

Pulis on defeat and cup exit...
"We're disappointed, obviously. You've got to give all the credit to Northampton, I thought they did really well, they worked hard and in the end they got the breaks.
"I think if you look at the opportunities and chances we've had, we should have scored more than two goals.
"I thought first 20 minutes they were good and then we came into it, like I say, we felt we controlled it then.
"But I'm not going to take anything away from Northampton, fair play to them, I hope they get a great draw in the next round."

On the key areas...
"The difference was both boxes. We've created chances and not put them away and we've given them two poor goals for us.
"On another night, you would hope we create as many chances but score more goals."

On debutant Brendan Galloway and youngsters Sam Field and Kane Wilson... 
"I thought Sam and Brendan were very, very good and Kane, when he came on, did exceptionally well.
"They've got bright futures those lads.
"We're hoping Brendan didn't (pick up a strain), we're hoping it's just cramp. Sam went down with cramp as well."