‘Breathtaking’ Baggies please Bilić

Slaven Bilić says Albion were “breathtaking” for spells of Saturday’s 4-2 win over Cardiff City - but has called on his players to see games out in style.

The Baggies earned what appeared to be an unassailable three-goal lead with 20 minutes remaining at The Hawthorns but allowed the visitors to claw back two goals before Romaine Sawyers sealed the win.

And the boss, who was largely positive of his side’s “top performance”, insists Albion should not have needed a fourth goal.

“Part of today eclipses last week at QPR, for 70 minutes definitely,” he admitted. “I told the guys that first I want to talk about the positive things, we were great.

“There was some really breathtaking football, playing on the front foot, even when they were pressing us. It was our plan that we can come out from that pressing. It was a top performance.

“The only negative was that we could have is that we should have scored more goals, but it was good and I’m happy with it.

“But after 70 minutes we were winning 3-0 and we shouldn’t have needed a fourth goal. We should have finished the game calm.

“We have to stop conceding goals like that, we can’t do it, but we are playing good football and I’m very proud of the guys.

“The team is improving really well but it was a really good opportunity for a clean sheet and you have to grab that. Why don’t we finish the game 4-0 or 5-0?”

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