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Pulis salute to superb team display

“Defence outstanding and threat on the break,” says Pulis

TONY Pulis saluted a “great, great team performance” as Albion jolted Leicester City’s Barclays Premier League title challenge with a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.

The Baggies were trailing at half-time as Salomon Rondon’s early lead was rubbed out by goals from Danny Drinkwater and Andy King.

But an outstanding dead-ball cracker from 25 yards by Craig Gardner early in the second half tied the scores - and that’s the way it stayed as Albion repelled the home side’s desperate search for a winner.

“It was a great, great team performance,” said Pulis. “The boys have worked incredibly hard out there and defended with their lives, as they had to at times.

“But we also showed quality and a threat going forward and had our chances to nick another goal.

“I don’t think people realise how difficult it is to play a second game so close together away from home. It’s hard to get the lads ‘up’ again and get them at it so quickly without home advantage.

“So I’m really pleased with what we’ve done against a very good team who I hope will go on to win the Championship.”