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‘It was the least we deserved’ - Brunt

29 December 2018

CHRIS Brunt admits it was important to claim a late point against Sheffield Wednesday and extend Albion’s unbeaten run.

The Baggies have not lost since November 3 - an impressive nine-game streak which includes six wins and three draws.  

And the skipper believes, with games coming thick and fast, it was imperative to preserve that record. 

“It’s a tough period for every team so to come through it with four points is not bad,” said Brunt.

“We’ll try to get as much recovery as we can over the next couple of days. Hopefully we can go and get a decent result away at Blackburn. 

“The good thing is that it keeps our unbeaten run going as it would have been disappointing to lose that today. We kept going to the end and it was the least we deserved from the match. 

“There are good draws and bad draws and I think that’s probably a good one for us. A couple of other results have gone our way today as well so it’s a point gained today rather than two lost. 

Brunt wheeled away in celebration after Albion’s late equaliser and believes the stoppage-time strike should not go down as an own-goal.  

“I thought it was my goal,” he insists. “I saw it coming and swung my foot between the lads legs so I’m sure he’d rather have it given to me than have it go down as an own goal. 

“Being totally honest I’m not entirely sure what happened but know I kicked something in that direction so I’ll take it. I think I got as much on it as he did. 

“I haven’t scored for a while so if it’s taken off me I’ll be disappointed. 

“I think it’s a good point with ten men. I thought we played really well with ten men, we kicked on. 

“If we’d had 11 vs. 11 I think we might have go on to get us all three points. As the game wore on we were definitely the stronger side.”


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