Date: 12th February 2017 at 10:49pm
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Goalkeeper Ben Foster has reiterated that West Bromwich Albion’s target this season is the 50 point mark following the draw with West Ham United at the weekend.

Making a first ever trip to the London Stadium to face off against the Hammers on Saturday, West Brom took the early advantage through Nacer Chadli but the hosts hit back twice in the final 30 minutes. A stoppage time Gareth McAuley strike marked our comeback and we took a creditable point from a somewhat feisty match.

Speaking to wba.co.uk in his own post game press conference Foster explained that following the two all draw and Albion remaining in eighth place in the Premier League table – five points clear of Stoke City in ninth – 50 points simply has to be our target now to finish the campaign off in some style.

‘We`d like to get to 40 points as soon as possible. The target now for us is 50 points and a top-half finish. That would be a very good season for us. Once we`ve got past 40 we can really push on get to 50 points for the first time.’

With West Brom taking the lead for the third successive league fixture, there was some disappointment that we let that advantage slip and had to fight back, but the positive was we saved the point.

‘I think in the end a point was a fair result. In the first-half we did quite well, created a few chances, and hit the crossbar after going 1-0 up. We`re happy with the result. When we went 1-0 up we knew we`d be facing an onslaught from West Ham, we expected it. They`re a good team and a point here is not a bad result. We fought and we never gave in, we kept going to the end and that`s what got us a point.’

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