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Slaven content with point

14 September 2019

Slaven Bilic was content with his team’s point at Craven Cottage even as he urges his team to be ever bolder in their Sky Bet Championship challenge.

The Baggies again came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at the home of one of the division’s strong promotion favourites.

Fulham were the dominant force up to the moment Anthony Knockaert put them ahead with an incredible angled chip which defeated Sam Johnstone.

But that triggered a real turnaround from Slaven’s men who, with the help of some impact from the substitutes’ bench not only equalised through Semi Ajayi but finished the game strongest and threatening a winner.

“Of course, when you come to the home of a team such as this, you know you are not going to dominate them,” he said.

“The way they started for the first half hour did not surprise us but we started to show in little moments that we could carry a threat to them too.

“I think to therefore finish the game with maybe the home crowd a little more relieved for the final whistle than ourselves is a good sign.

“But I would not like us to wait for the opposition to score before we assert ourselves as we did. As I say, you are going to have to defend here because they are a strong team and this is a very good point. But we can do better and we have shown that we have the attacking players who can trouble any opposition.

“I am happy we are still unbeaten, of course. This point will be even better if we can now win our next game at home.”


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