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Potter: A draw was a fair result

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Head coach reflects on Monday’s 1-1 draw at the Amex.

By Alex Stedman • 26 October 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion head coach Graham Potter.

Albion head coach Graham Potter conceded that a draw against West Brom was a fair result. 

The hosts had taken a first half lead through an own goal from Jake Livermore, before the Baggies levelled deep in the second half through Karlan Grant at the Amex. 

He said, "The timing of their equaliser makes the result disappointing.

"I thought over the course of the game a draw was probably a fair result. We were the better team in the first half and could probably have been further ahead.

"West Brom responded well in the second half and we weren't at the same level, so in the end we have to learn from that.

"All the time the score is 1-0 the opposition are still in the game, and you know in this division that teams will respond because of the quality of the teams you're up against."

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Potter's West Brom verdict

Albion have five points from their opening six matches, and the head coach, who was in charge of his 50th Albion game, knows that results are the main thing that matters in the top flight. 

"The challenge is to turn performances into points. 

"It doesn’t matter how well you play or how well you try to play, that doesn't guarantee you results at the highest level.

"We're humble enough to know that; we have to learn from what we did well tonight and improve the things that we didn't do so well."

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion celebrate the opener against West Brom.

Danny Welbeck was named on the bench after his arrival last weekend, and Potter spoke about the decision not to give him his first minutes for the club on Monday.

"There are always lots of considerations to be made during the game. 

"He’s only been with us a few days and he was in our thoughts for the final change, but Alexis scored last weekend and we were just trying to do the right thing. 

"Danny is another good option for us going forward and we have good competition in that area of the pitch."

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