After West Brom battled to a goalless draw against Everton, new head coach Tony Pulis praised his side for their work rate and organisation, reports BBC
The Baggies were defensively resilient to keep Everton quiet for the duration of the game, limiting them to shots from distance and half chances. West Brom had some opportunities of their own to take the lead, but the Midlands club had a gameplan from minute one to nullify Roberto Martinez’s men, and it worked perfectly to see Albion coming away with a point and clean sheet.
“We need the points to stay up. We’ve only had a few days to really get down to working with the team and the shape and today they worked so hard off the ball. They’ve embraced (the new style) and they’ve got on with it. The spirit, effort and commitment of the players and the way they got back into their shape at times was very, very good,” said Pulis.
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