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'It stops the rot' - Darren

7 April 2018

DARREN Moore says he was pleased his Albion side were able to 'stop the rot' of nine consecutive defeats with a 1-1 draw against Swansea City.

'Mooro' made his bow in the Hawthorns dugout after taking charge of first-team affairs following the departure of Alan Pardew earlier this week.

It was almost the perfect start to life on the sidelines, with Jay Rodriguez putting the Baggies a goal up on 54 minutes. But Tammy Abraham struck an equaliser with 15 minutes to go to deny the Baggies boss his first win.

And although his side were pegged back to share the spoils, Darren was pleased to put an end to an extended losing sequence.

"I was really pleased this week with how the players responded to training," he said. "I saw signs of that today. I saw a togetherness and an effort from everyone.

"I thought we controlled the game and deserved the goal - it was coming at the time. I was pleased for Jay that he got the goal. But also I thought we managed the game, managed the ball well, used it well.

"We came up against a resolute Swansea rearguard that didn't want to give much away. So it was up to us to try and win the game. We just couldn't hold on to the lead and they scored from a set play.

"But, as I said, I'm happy because it stops the rot, it was a good performance, and we responded well to conceding the equaliser."


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