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Brunt: We deserved reward

15 January 2018

CHRIS Brunt was delighted to see Albion get the reward they deserved with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

The set-piece specialist claimed yet another assist with an inch-perfect corner for Craig Dawson to head home a crucial second goal against the Seagulls.

It came after captain Jonny Evans had headed home an early Matt Phillips corner at a jubilant Hawthorns.

The crucial 2-0 victory ended Albion's winless run and secured three pivotal Premier League points, something which Brunt feels the Baggies have fully warranted.

"It's a bit of both, really (relief and delight)," said the midfielder, speaking after the win.

"I think, to be fair, since the new gaffer has come in our performances have been better with a lot more intent.

"We've struggled to score goals and struggled to win games.

"Obviously set-plays are a big thing for us and we haven't been doing great off those either. We've won the game off two set-plays, which is pleasing.

"Whatever way the wind was coming we were taking it regardless and I think, on the whole, we probably created the better chances and probably deserved to win the game.

"We knew we needed to get the second goal, we did that and, to be fair, for the rest of the game we played it out well.

"It was a good day at the office for us and long overdue I think."

However, Brunt and his Baggies team-mates are not resting on their laurels having collected the long-awaited victory.

He knows it serves as a building block for further positive results, starting at Everton on Saturday.

"I think the clean sheet and to win by two goals is a positive result, but it's only a start," Brunt added.

"It's nice to get the three points but we need to make sure we build on it."

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