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Captain 'fantastic' praised by Pulis

TONY Pulis was beaming after Albion's first League home win over Manchester United since 1984 - reserving special praise for captain Darren Fletcher.

'Fletch' presented the man-of-the-match trophy to Salomon Rondon after the game, but his performance also caught the eye.

Pulis was particularly impressed.

Pulis spoke of his admiration for the former Manchester United player.
Fletch is a great player to have. He's old school. There aren't many players like him.
He has that drive, that fire in his belly that has been dampened down in the recent generations of players.
But since he came to this club he has been a fantastic player for us on and off the pitch.

On goalscorer Salomon Rondon, Pulis continued:
We've looked better of late - we have Saido and Salomon together. Since they've played together we've gelled a lot more.
Salomon never stops - he's a fantastic lad and his goal was a great finish.

On the result, Pulis added:
The sending off played a part in the game. We had watched Liverpool go a man down in the earlier game and they came back to win.
So it's not always an advantage as they showed at the start of the second half when they upped their game.
Thankfully we saw it out and we deserved it overall.