Potter: It was a fantastic afternoon for us

Head coach so proud as Albion hit five goals in the Premier League for the first time.

By Bruce Talbot • 04 September 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's side are fourth with 13 points after five games.

Graham Potter hailed ‘a great team performance’ by his side as Albion hit five goals in a Premier League match for the first time.

Goals from Alexis Mac Allister (2) – including a stunning stoppage-time free kick – Solly March, Moises Caicedo and Leandro Trossard helped us to a 5-2 win over Leicester City as we stayed fourth in the table with 13 points from our first six games.

There were many individual performances for him to commend, but Potter preferred to stress that it had taken a collective effort to recover in such style after Leicester took the lead with 53 seconds on the clock.

“It was a great team performance and a fantastic afternoon for us,” said the head coach. “After a bad start to play as we did was outstanding, I thought all the players were incredible.

“We were the better team after that early goal and deserved to be 2-1 in front. We then conceded a poor goal so to respond the way we did in the second half was fantastic. We’re a little bit disappointed with the two goals we let in but when you score five and produce some of the attacking play we did you can’t complain!”

Mac Allister could have been celebrating a hat-trick but his 47th-minute free kick from 25 yards into the top corner was ruled out after a VAR review which lasted five minutes for a very marginal offside against Enock Mwepu.

“We were a millimetre away from a sixth goal. It was a shame for Alexis because it was an incredible strike but thankfully it didn’t affect the outcome.

"The players are playing at an amazing level and have done for a while to be fair. It takes a bit of time to turn that into results, but we’ve done it quite well over the last few months. They are together as a group, they want to get better and play on the front foot and we saw that today.”