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Dunk: Clearance as good as a goal

Captain's block ensures Albion take a point against Cottagers.

By Charlie Hanson • 28 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk wants to see the Amex return to the 'fortress' he feels it was during Albion's Championship promotion season.

Lewis Dunk felt his goal-line clearance against Fulham was as valuable as a goal at the other end.

With the game in the final minute of added time, the ball fell kindly for Fulham midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and his first-time effort beat Robert Sanchez, but not Dunk.

“That's what I am there for – it's just as good as a goal for me,” the 29-year-old said. “Luckily I was in the right position otherwise Fulham would have won the game.

“We didn't concede, we kept a clean sheet. We're obviously frustrated we didn't score but we've taken a point.”

By James Boardman
Lewis Dunk pulled off a goal-line clearance in the final minute to deny Fulham a winner.

The Albion academy graduate wants the Amex to return to the 'fortress' he feels it was during the club's promotion season after Graham Potter's men's winless run at home in the Premier League continued.

“Every year we've been in the Premier League we have been in this position. We've got a few new faces, but the core of the side that have been here a long time know exactly what we have got to do.

“We've done it the past few years in the Premier League and we have got to do it again this year.

“We don't think about it, we know what we're doing. It's frustrating the run we're on, this place was an absolute fortress when we were in the Championship. We need to turn it back into that.”

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