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Foster hungry for more

Keeper targets half-century

BEN Foster has his sights firmly set on 50 points and a top-half finish following Albion’s battling 2-2 draw at West Ham United.

The Baggies remain eighth in the Premier League - five points clear of Stoke City in ninth - thanks to a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser from substitute Jonny Evans.

“We’d like to get to 40 points as soon as possible,” said Foster.

“The target now for us is 50 points and a top-half finish. 

“That would be a very good season for us. 

HERE'S JONNY! Super-sub Evans pops up with late equaliser

“Once we’ve got past 40 we can really push on get to 50 points for the first time.”

Nacer Chadli gave Tony Pulis’ men a sixth-minute lead for the third successive Premier League fixture before the Hammers struck back with second-half goals from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini. 

And the Albion No.1, who watched from the edge of the area as Evans headed home Chris Brunt’s late corner, says his team-mates deserved a point at the London Stadium.

“I think in the end a point was a fair result,” added Foster.

“In the first-half we did quite well, created a few chances, and hit the crossbar after going 1-0 up.

“We’re happy with the result.

“When we went 1-0 up we knew we’d be facing an onslaught from West Ham, we expected it.

“They’re a good team and a point here is not a bad result.

“We fought and we never gave in, we kept going to the end and that’s what got us a point.”