Webster: We wouldn't have beaten City without the crowd

Defender nets first Amex goal in sensational comeback win against Manchester City.

By Charlie Hanson • 19 May 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster celebrates his first goal at the Amex.

Adam Webster hailed the difference the Amex crowd made in Albion’s 3-2 win over the Premier League champions.

Pep Guardiola’s side were 2-0 up after 48 minutes despite being down to ten men, but Albion took full advantage of their extra man and the first crowd at the Amex since December to fire in three goals, including a towering header from Webster which made it 2-2 and was his first Amex goal.

“It's a special night for the club,” the defender said. “It was amazing to have the fans in the ground and when we went 2-0 down, if they weren't there behind us the turnaround doesn't happen. They were our 12th man.

“Even in the first half I thought we were the better side – they were down to ten men in fairness – but even without the sending off we were in their faces and the game plan definitely worked.

“Manchester City are that good that them having ten men doesn't change. To go 2-0 down and turn it around shows the character and belief in the squad. It’s an amazing feeling.

“It was the first time I’ve scored at the Amex and it’s frustrating that it’s taken this long to be honest! I didn’t want to finish the season without scoring so it was brilliant, especially with all my family here.”

The 26-year-old has been proud of the way Albion have performed against the top sides this season.

“Every time we’ve come up against the top sides we’ve had a right go. They’re the best team in the world and to beat them is a big thing for us.”