Webster: Lallana and Dunk key for us

Defender happy to score again – and highlight the contributions of two important teammates.

By Bruce Talbot • 13 February 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster bagged his second goal of the Premier League campaign.

Adam Webster preferred to praise the performances of two of his team-mates despite scoring the second goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Watford.

The 27-year-old netted for the second time in three Premier League games to seal Albion’s fourth away win of the campaign.

And while he was delighted to score and then celebrate in front of 3,000 delighted Albion fans, Webster picked out Adam Lallana and Lewis Dunk for their contributions.


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“Adam [Lallana] is massive for us,” he said. “He is a real leader who doesn’t let standards drop on any day and you need players like that. When things are going well and you think you’ve cracked it he reminds you to keep standards high.

“I thought he was excellent on Saturday, he did all the dirty bits – second balls, tackles, and broke play up. We’re really lucky to have him.”

Webster played alongside Dunk at the back for the first time since the beginning of December after the skipper made his Premier League return following a knee injury.

“He was out for a couple of months and he’s our captain, leader and one of our best players and you always want them in your side. Dunky is a proper warrior,” added Webster.

By Paul Hazlewood
The defender fired in from close range to put Albion 2-0 in front at Vicarage Road.

“Playing last week against Spurs did him good, he got mileage in his legs and that’s important because the only place to get match sharpness is in games.

“Overall, I thought the boys were brilliant, we mixed it up well in tough, windy conditions, Biss and Alexis changed the momentum when they came on and obviously it was fantastic to score. I scuffed the first effort but my eyes lit up when it came back out to me and I managed to tackle it over the line!”

Next up for Albion is Tuesday’s trip to Manchester United. “We are in a good moment and full of confidence. They have had their issues, but they still have a team of world-class players and, as a defender, I expect to be busy. They are always going to create chances because of the sheer quality they have in their squad but we will try to take the game to them.”