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'Fighting spirit' delights Moore

3 October 2018

DARREN Moore says his side showed the "battling qualities" required of teams in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Baggies recovered from two goals down in the final five minutes at Hillsborough to leave Sheffield with a share of the spoils.

On a night where the Owls "made it difficult", the gaffer was pleased that his side found a way to get a result.

"It was a strong finish and one that I was very, very pleased with - the character, the spirit of the group, the willingness to keep going to the end," Darren nodded.

"Everybody in the squad played their part and we've come away with a valuable point having been two goals down.

"This place is a wonderful arena for football. They set up against us and made it very difficult.

"We had to find a way to get back into the game and we did.

"Credit to everybody at the football club for digging out the result."

A debt of gratitude was owed to Harvey Barnes, who struck twice to rescue the Baggies from what would have been their first league defeat since August.

On Harvey's contribution Darren added: "It was great individual skill from Harvey.

"He's scored a wonderful goal but the battling qualities of the group was also evident.

"We want to play football but we've got a bit of fighting spirit as well.

"It was deserved, even in the first half we had chances. We hit the bar, might have had a penalty, saw chances blocked.

"Sometimes the final touch eluded us and that's why we made the changes.

"As Wednesday tired it presented more pockets of space to operate in and we could get the ball down and move it."


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