West Brom boss Sam Allardyce bemoaned his facet’s failure to carry onto a lead once more, of their 2-2 draw with rivals Aston Villa.
The Baggies thought that they had given themselves a glimmer of hope of their battle to keep away from relegation on Sunday. After either side shared penalties within the first half, Tyone Mings’ personal purpose put the guests 2-1 forward. Nevertheless, Keinan Davies netted his first Premier League purpose proper on the dying to grab Villa some extent.
For West Brom, nonetheless, the outcome retains them 9 factors away from security – as an alternative of the attainable 9.
What’s extra, with solely 5 video games remaining, their probabilities of remaining within the prime flight now look slim.
Talking to BT Sport after the match, Allardyce hit out at one other event through which they’ve did not preserve maintain of three factors.
“There have been loads of video games like this for us the place we’ve ended up drawing as an alternative of successful. Far too many, that’s why we’re up to now behind now in factors phrases,” the Baggies boss stated.
“However at the least the performances have been there and you’d hope performances would have become extra wins they usually haven’t.
“In order that’s one thing that we’ve received to consider going into the subsequent few video games and saying, ‘If we get the lead, let’s ensure that we hold onto it’.
“They did their best to hold on to this one, like I stated. Simply the strain, perhaps Kyle may have headed it out for a nook for them.
“However I don’t need to be too essential of the way in which they carried out at this time.”
Villa, in the meantime, confirmed that they are going to battle on for each level, regardless of being in a snug place going into the ultimate interval of the season.
After final season’s near-miss with relegation, a top-half is on the playing cards this time spherical and the strain is off.#
Smith: Aston Villa deserved to win
Additionally chatting with BT Sport, Villa boss Dean Smith stated: “Yeah, we’ve simply performed Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis and pushed each of them.
“Liverpool scored a last-minute purpose, Man Metropolis are Man Metropolis in opposition to anybody and at this time I assumed at the least we deserved the draw.
“I assumed we had been the higher group at this time.”
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On Davies’ purpose, he added: “I’m actually happy for Keinan. He’s a hardworking boy, since I’ve been right here he’s had just a few niggling accidents, however this season we’ve managed him very well.
“That first Premier League purpose will do him the world of excellent and I’m actually happy for him.”
West Brom return to motion on Monday week, going through Wolves in one other native rivalry. Villa, in the meantime, journey to Everton subsequent Saturday.