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Pulis praises fans after beating Burnley

Baggies boss happy with display against Clarets

ALBION head coach Tony Pulis paid a heartfelt tribute to the Baggies fans who were at The Hawthorns to see his best Premier League victory since taking over at the helm.

The home fans ignored torrential downpours and treacherous travelling conditions to back Pulis’ side in the live televised fixture.

They were rewarded with four cracking goals and a second successive league win that nestled the Baggies in the Premier League top ten.

“As much as I was delighted about the result and the players, this was all the about the fans tonight,” said Pulis.

“It would’ve been very easy for them to stay in the warm and the dry and settle for watching this game on television.

“But they turned up in numbers and I’m absolutely thrilled that we gave them some goals and a performance to warm them for the journey home.

“I really want to thank them for their support which was terrific.”

Pulis was full of praise for the manner in which his players had executed pre-match plans although he was reluctant to single out individuals.

“Having Brunty and Mozza back has obviously helped us because they are good technical players who look after the ball so well,” he said.

“I’m pleased for Fletch to have got his goal.

“He takes on a huge burden as captain of Scotland and Albion but he handles it superbly.

“It was also good to see Salomon finish his night with the goal he deserved.

“He has really settled now, his English is coming on and he doesn’t have to follow Claudio around all the time now for him to translate.

“But it really is all about the team performance.

“Burnley can be very difficult to break down when they get set and we worked very hard at how to disrupt that.

“Sometimes it comes off and it’s pleasing when it does.”