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Graham Potter praised his side’s resilience after they picked up a point from a 2-2 draw against Wolves at the Amex.

By Bruce Talbot • 08 December 2019

By Bennett Dean
Graham Potter watches on against Wolves at the Amex.

Three days after their 2-1 win over Arsenal, Albion shared four goals with a Wolves side now unbeaten in 11 Premier League games with Neal Maupay and Davy Propper on target.

“I’m really happy - it’s a good result,” said the head coach. “We put a lot into the game against a good team with a lot of excellent players and at the end of a tough week for us it’s a decent point.

“It wasn’t our best performance of the season for a combination of reasons: the week we’ve had with games against Liverpool and Arsenal before today and the strength of the opponent. To come away with a point is pleasing.”

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Potter: A hard-fought point

Albion trailed to the first of two Diogo Jota efforts before turning the contest on its head with two goals in less than three minutes.

“We had to survive a moment when Maty Ryan was there for us at 1-0 then Neal [Maupay] scored with a brilliant strike which completely changed the atmosphere,” said Potter.

“We got another quickly, but we’re disappointed with the manner of their second goal - 2-2 was fair at half-time from our perspective.

“We kept going in the second half, but it was tough at times. We pushed and pushed but they defended well and were a threat on the counter-attack.

They are not 11 unbeaten in the league for nothing. They have quality in midfield and are hard to break down with frightening pace on the break.

"Our quality wasn’t quite there and neither were our energy levels but we’ve had a tough week so credit to the players for the way they changed it around.”

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Neal Maupay celebrates his equaliser.

Maupay’s goal was his sixth of the season and Potter is delighted that the French forward’s hard work is paying off.

“He has sacrificed himself at times this season so it’s nice that he’s getting his reward", added Potter.

“He got the winner on Thursday and scored again today. When he came to us from Brentford in the summer, he’d had no pre-season games and he’s new to the Premier League, but he’s been fantastic.”

Potter revealed that striker Aaron Connolly missed the game because of a dead leg.

Christmas cracker at the Amex!

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