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Pardew upbeat after Everton stalemate

26 December 2017

ALAN Pardew believes Albion will eventually reap the rewards their performances deserve with plenty more points up for grabs this season.

The Baggies Head Coach watched on as his side dominated the encounter with Everton on Boxing Day, racking up a total of ten corners and fifteen shots on goal. But he admits his side were missing "a final moment" in the festive fixture.

"I don't know how many times it flashed across their box. With the quality we've got you expect one of them to go in," said Alan.

"It was a controlled, disciplined, attacking performance which didn't get the win it deserved.

"It's frustrating for us - you can imagine - but for our fans as well who were brilliant today. They were trying to suck it in with those corners and we couldn't find that moment.

"I can't sit in there amongst the players and say they haven't played well because they have. It's just that final touch, that final moment that was missing today."

Despite Albion's continued winless sequence, Pardew remained upbeat as to his side's progress and potential for the second half of the Premier League season. And he insists the Baggies faithful still have an important part to play.

"If we keep playing like that we'll be okay. We've just got to keep believing that the goals will come - another clean sheet today and as I say, chances galore.

"We've got 17 games left, there's still a lot of points to play for. There were some good signs, really good signs today and I think the supporters saw that.

"We're going to need them. I thank them for today and I hope they can see some signs in that team that we aren't far away."


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