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‘It’s a good moment for the club’ - Moore

16 February 2019

Darren Moore says he’s delighted with the 2-0 win over Aston Villa and reserved special praise for Albion’s vocal supporters.

The Baggies were backed by a sell-out following of 2,167 fans as goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez sealed a 16th win of the season.  

And the gaffer says the contribution of all connected with the club - both on and off the pitch - helped earn a memorable victory in Birmingham. 

“I’m delighted for all of us at West Brom,” he said. 

“I thought it was a good away-day performance. I thought the players performed really, really well.

“In the first-half Villa came at us and we stood up to the test and grew into the game. 

“We got two quick-fire goals which we deserved. It meant we went in at half-time two goals to the good and they came out second-half and did their jobs off the ball. If Villa overcommitted then we were on hand to try and punish them. I thought we had a couple of breakaways where we could have potentially scored a third goal but it wasn’t to be. 

“It was the work off the ball that I was very, very happy with. We’ve kept another clean sheet at another difficult place to come. 

“I’m really pleased with the all-round performance and it was a performance shared by everybody. 

“The goals gave us the upper hand in what was an otherwise tight local derby at Villa Park. 

“I thought that each and every one of my players stood up to the task and that’s what was asked of them today. We came up with the right answers. 

“It’s a good one for the football club because it’s a local game. It probably feels better and sweeter. 

He added: “I’m pleased for the supporters because in terms of their voices and getting right behind the players again they were absolutely superb. 

“It’s a good moment for the football club but we refocus again for Tuesday’s game.”


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