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Moore: ‘We found a way to win’

DARREN Moore praised his players' determination to “find a way to win” against a resilient Millwall side on Saturday.

The Baggies had to wait until 22 minutes from time to break the deadlock – Dwight Gayle prodding home his fifth goal of the campaign.

Kieran Gibbs sealed the three points for the Baggies at a sodden Hawthorns on a day where the Lions sat deep and tried to restrict Albion’s free-flowing, attack-minded style.

And the boss was delighted to see his team break Millwall’s solid back line down to claim a sixth home win on the bounce.

Moore said: “I’m obviously very pleased to get another home win.

“We got our first clean sheet of the season too so I’m also happy about that.

“We’ve taken maximum points from our two home games this week which was vitally important.

“We had to find a way to win today because Millwall made it very difficult for us. We had to be patient and we had to keep probing.

“We managed to find a way through, albeit through a set-play, and then Kieran popped up to get a second.

“We knew that it would be a tough game and we would have to take the game to Millwall so all credit must go to the players for doing that.

“They kept at it and they eventually got the goals in the latter part of the game. I think Millwall tired a little towards the end too.

“Not every team will want to come here and play open football. There will be different hurdles to overcome. 

“They put up a defensive block and worked hard to nullify space.

“The hardest thing in football is to create and score goals. The players showed the quality needed to unlock Millwall.

“It’s been a gruelling week but the players have been great and we’ve got our just rewards.”

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