Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Sent to Coventry

Sent to Coventry

1-0 to the Albion!

A scrappy second half display, which saw Coventry throwing all of their kitchen sinks at the Albion defence, resulted in another three points on the board for the Baggies.

Roberto Di Matteo was modest in the extreme: "It`s one more hurdle we are over. Nothing has been achieved, but we`re pleased with the three points. We`ve got six points from the last two home games and we knew the home games were going to be important.'

He does like to use that 'nothing has been achieved' line with some regularity. It's not true, of course, and isn't exactly the greatest motivational mantra.

He continues: "Last night was a bit of a scrappy affair but we managed to score a goal, put ourselves in front and then we battled.

"We defended that goal for dear life. We couldn`t quite keep the possession in the second half because our legs were a bit weary.'

Well, it's nice to see the lads battling to victory rather than succumbing to pressure.

Top marks Baggies; these are the season defining victories.

The game didn't start like that though, Steven Reid grabbed an early goal and Albion looked dangerous from the off.

Di Matteo added: "We were very good in the first half and got the goal. In the second-half we hung onto that lead dearly until the end.'

A controversial moment came near the close when Robert Koren's shot looked to have crossed the goal-line; replays appeared to show the ball going in before goalkeeper Keiren Westwood clawed it back.

Di Matteo said: "I couldn`t see from where I was standing. He claimed it, but I think it was difficult even for the linesman and referee.'

It the end, one goal proved to be enough to take us another step closer to where we all want to be.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Craig Coggle
Date:Thursday March 25 2010
Time: 7:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Bilic Rejects West Brom Advance

It was being reported earlier today that former West Ham gaffer Slaven Bilic had rejected an offer to talk to West Bromwich Albion.

Vital Preview - Premier League - 24th-26th November 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 24th-26th November.

Officials - Tottenham v West Brom (25/11/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion this Saturday.

The WBA Injury List Improving.

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for West Bromwich Albion and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Suggested By:
West Brom win0%
Tottenham win100%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League