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Darren recalls Highbury battle

20 November 2018

DARREN Moore reflects on Albion's 1-1 draw against Arsenal on this day in 2004...

Robert Earnshaw struck a leveller to earn the battling Baggies a share of the spoils against the 'Invincibles' - and a point that would prove crucial in the Club's infamous 'Great Escape'.

Darren played the full 90 minutes at Highbury and attributed an "incredible" result to a combination of "togetherness and talent" amongst his team-mates.

He said: "When people say to me 'Darren what was one of your favourite games you played in?' this has to be up there.

"We went up against the 'Invincibles' team at Highbury - one of my favourite stadiums.

"I always remember saying to the guys 'we have to give 10/10 here to get anything' and we did that on the day.

"I remember feeling the full pace and power of Arsenal but we stayed in, dug deep and played some good football ourselves.

"We went a goal down but there was such an inner belief that we could get something.

"'Earnie' pops up and scores the goal and we came away with a valuable point.

"We came back on the bus with total satisfaction. It was incredible.

"I remember looking at my team-mates and thinking 'we've earned that'.

"When you get that togetherness mixed together with talent, you're a force."


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