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Gayle joy as he targets scoring streak

29 March 2019

Dwight Gayle spoke of his delight at getting on the scoresheet as Albion twice came from behind to secure a pulsating 3-2 victory over midlands neighbours Birmingham City.

The Baggies frontman notched his 17th goal of the season to level the derby encounter just minutes into the second half, nodding home Chris Brunt's inch-perfect inswinging set-piece.

It ended a six-match sequence without a goal, before Jay Rodriguez and Jake Livermore got in on the act to help secure a dramatic victory.

And Gayle, who admitted to feeling a mixture of joy and relief at finding the net, has now set his sights on hitting the goal trail for Albion over the remaining matches of the season.

Speaking post-match, he said: "It's been a long time coming, it's been a frustrating few months for myself in front of goal.

"But it was nice to get one here and it was a perfect day for the comeback and to send the fans home happy."

Gayle continued: "You could see with my celebration, it was almost a bit of relief.

"I was saying to the boys, they tried to celebrate with me but I was off, I lost my head...

"It was a bit of a relief and hopefully I can go on a little run now and help the team."


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