Date: 16th April 2018 at 10:34am
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Caretaker manager Darren Moore has said that ‘everybody can share in this result’ as West Bromwich Albion took an unlikely victory over Manchester United yesterday.

Jay Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute to secure all three points and only our fourth win of the 2017/18 campaign and whilst most will be looking at the result handing Manchester City the title this year, Moore knew there was far more to it than that from our point of view.

If nothing else it’s simply something to finally cheer about in what has become a poor and frustrating campaign.

Speaking to wba.co.uk as he met with the media following the game, the club legend explained.

“We’re delighted with today, really pleased. The boys put in a great performance against a very, very good team. They did what was asked of them this week; the planning, the preparation, the hard work on the training ground.”

Moore went on to say that given Manchester United’s quality it was always going to be the case that we’d have to put the yards in off the ball, but then be incredibly good on the ball and he felt we did that well, even though he acknowledged there were times we weren’t as good as we should’ve been.

Speaking about the performance generally, he added.

“We passed the ball well and created opportunities from open play. Credit to the players. I’m delighted that we’ve got the three points for everybody connected with the Football Club. Everybody can share in this result.”

After a difficult time for Jay Rodriguez with the Football Association confirming this week the case against him in relation to Gaeten Bong had failed to be proven, Moore had praise for the striker for his goal, knowing it capped off a good week for him on that front.

Fans weren’t slow to come forward with their praise for Moore and with such an impact on results since he replaced Alan Pardew, plenty wonder where we might be in terms of the relegation battle had he been given longer in the hot seat.

In two games he’s equalled Pardew’s win tally and he’s also equalled Pardew’s points tally in his final 11 games before the sack.

Ben Foster had his own tribute.