New West Bromwich Albion head coach Slaven Bilic has had a steady start to life at the club following his appointment over the summer and Wednesday night’s Championship action saw us welcome Reading to The Hawthorns.
It was a reasonably matched battle in many ways, and as we went into the second half both sides were level on chances overall, but we’d failed to test their goalkeeper once, whilst they had efforts on target.
In the 71st minute our inability to get shots on target came back to haunt us and they opened the scoring but when Ejaria was ruled to have brought down Filip Krovinovic with just two minutes remaining in the game, Kenneth Zohore stepped up to salvage a point, which many will think was justified given our overall performance on the day and the chances we created.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle being blown in the game, Bilic said of our performance.
“This was our best performance yet against a good team who have players who can frustrate you. I am happy with the way we are playing but I am not happy that we only have eight points to show for it. We should have more points and we should have more goals. It was a brilliant goal from Ovie Ejaria but it should have been a four to us for a foul on Romaine Sawyers, who had their players jumping all over him. I am very pleased for Kenneth Zohore. It is not easy to come off the bench and take a penalty but that will have done his confidence good.”