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Moore praises ‘effective’ Albion

14th August

DARREN Moore praised the effectiveness of his side as Albion secured a spot in Round Two of the Carabao Cup.

Oliver Burke’s second-half strike, his first senior goal for the Club, was enough to see off League One Luton at The Hawthorns.

The boss was happy to see the Baggies carry a threat going forward and stand firm at the back to clinch their first clean sheet of the campaign.

He said: “It’s about getting the right result in the cup competitions.

“The performance was good and I was pleased with the young players who stepped into the team and also with the seniors.

“Luton put a lot of effort into the game in terms of working hard and closing us down.

“As the game progressed their physicality dropped and it opened up a bit more space for us around the pitch.

“We got stronger and stronger as the game went on. 

“We used the ball effectively. It would’ve been nice to get a second goal but we will settle for the one and a clean sheet.

“Luton gave us problems but our experience told in the end. 

“We always had a threat up top.

“When you have players like Oli Burke, Harvey Barnes, Matt Phillips and Jonathan Leko up the top end of the pitch you are always going to threaten.”

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