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Moore salutes battling qualities

DARREN Moore hailed Albion's "fighing spirit" after they came from behind to hit four past Reading.

The Baggies trailed at the break courtesy of Leandro Bacuna's early strike but claimed all three points courtesy of a clinical second-half showing - Dwight Gayle bagging a brace and Harvey Barnes and Kyle Bartley getting in on the act to secure a 4-1 triumph.

It secured a fifth succesive home league victory for Moore's attacking side and extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches, with a total of 31 goals from 12 Sky Bet Championship matches.

"We had to work hard for it and fight for it," said the Baggies boss.

"I thought the change in the result came just after half-time, with the goal early doors, it knocked the wind out of the sails of Reading and gave us fresh impetus to go on and win the game.

"When the chances came we took them very, very well."

Moore added: "That's the fighing spirit you've seen with this team.

"Having gone back in again (at half-time) like we did on Wednesday night at 2-0 down, at 1-0 down, we knew we had to get together and, as a team, we did that again.

"It's always good to show those fighting qualities and I'm really pleased we did it at home in front of our home support. I thought we ran out worthy winners in the end."

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