After West Brom lost to Leicester City in dramatic fashion, an angry Tony Pulis believes his side are still firmly in a relegation battle. The Albion manager has now had to suffer a poor run of form that sees the Midlands outfit sliding down the table again, reports BBC
Leicester City twice came from behind to win against West Brom at the Hawthorns, with James Vardy bagging the late winner at the death.
West Brom went ahead early in the game through Darren Fletcher, but his opener was quickly cancelled out by David Nugent. Craig Gardner restored Albion’s lead in the first-half, but with 10 minutes remaining Roberto Huth struck for the Foxes to give them hope. Vardy stole all three points in the last minute of the game, which they deserved for an impressive second-half performance.
For West Brom, it was their second consecutive home defeat. They have lost three on the bounce in the Premier League, and four of their last five games. Such poor form sees them getting dragged into a relegation battle, and Pulis feels they are in a fight for survival.
“Were we ever out of the relegation fight? We need the points as I said all along. I thought we played really well in the first half but the three goals were disappointing. Their first goal was lower-league stuff, the ball was pumped forward and they won the first header. In the second half there were two or three incidents where we picked the wrong pass or gave the ball away which gave Leicester the impetus,” he said.
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