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Slaven ‘proud’ of comeback

Slaven Bilić declared himself proud of his team after their late equaliser rescued a point at home to Reading.

The Baggies boss believes the performance was the best of the season so far and was delighted that his team kept their composure after falling behind to Ovie Ejaria’s 71st-minute strike.

The point keeps Albion unbeaten after four league games but, more significantly for Bilic, showed his side’s growing character and quality following a summer overhaul.

He said: “I am never happy with a result when we don’t win but we have been in charge of the game and we have created so many chances to win.

“But I have told the players I am proud of them. It’s not easy to concede a goal and keep your heads to come back and equalise. Unfortunately we ran out of time to score a winning goal.

“We were much the better team, especially in that second half when we were creating chances from inside the box and outside the box.

“This was against a good opponent who play good football, were full of confidence and have good players.

“On the one hand their goal was a wonder strike but on the other hand I am annoyed because there was a clear foul on Romaine Sawyers in the build-up.

“But I cannot be unhappy that we are playing like this and creating our chances. I can only be unhappy  that we haven’t scored more goals but I am convinced that will come.”