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'Horrible' win still tastes sweet

Another win for Albion and one that keeps us a vital point in front of Forest who also clocked up a victory yesterday.

The pitch was pretty unplayable (again) and as a result of this, the game pretty unwatchable but a changed West Brom side stepped up to do exactly what was necessary.

Simon Cox grabbed the winner on 66 minutes with a close range volley. In a post match interview Cox revealed his strategy: '(I) took a gamble. I'd made a run earlier and thought I'd stay up there.' Some pressure in the box from Bednar released the ball for Cox who fired home.

The game could have been made a little easier when Albion were awarded a penalty in the closing stages. Graham Dorrans stepped up to claim what would have been his fifth penalty conversion in five games, but keeper David Stockdale got down well to make the save. Can't expect that Dorrans will lose his designated penalty taker role after that though.

Plymouth had enjoyed the better of a first half but without producing any clear-cut chances, and, as lowest scores in the division, their lack of cutting edge allowed us to get back into it in the second half and grab the goal to snatch all three points.

The only real negative, ultimately, was the 91st-minute dismissal of Jerome Thomas for a reckless challenge. Although boss Di Matteo had no problem with the straight red he did acknowledge that Thomas had been 'lynched by one of their players,'earlier in the game.

ALBION (4-5-1):

Carson; Zuiverloon, Meite, Tamas, Mattock; Brunt, Cox (Slory 87), Mulumbu (Jara 75), Dorrans, Thomas; Bednar (Moore 81). Subs not used: Kiely (gk), Olsson, Koren, Thorne.

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Writer: Craig Coggle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 7 2010

Time: 1:47PM


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