Ismaël: 'Last minute goals are the best'

Val Ismael

An ecstatic Valérien Ismaël said the outpouring of emotion an injury-time winner provides is one of the best feelings in football.

The Baggies won a pulsating game at Peterborough thanks to Semi Ajayi’s dramatic late strike – his first goal since scoring at Molineux in January – sparking wild scenes of celebration in the away end.

And the boss was left with so much “emotion and energy” after seeing his side secure a fourth successive Sky Bet Championship victory in scintillating style.

He said: “It was so emotional.

“The last minute goals in football are always the best.

“There is always so much energy and emotion. 

“It was a difficult game for us especially with the injuries we have.

“Kyle had to come off and we had to manage it and stay focused. I think the guys did really well.

“We dominated but we just couldn’t get the goal. When things don’t go your way you have to stay strong and focus on your principles. We did that tonight. Tonight was proof of all that.

“We have missed these moment so much. 

“It was a great reward for everyone. The players who gave everything and the supporters who gave everything.

“It’s a great win for us, and to win in that way was so special.”

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