Having opened up a two point gap at the top of the Championship table with victory over Middlesbrough, this midweek action saw West Bromwich Albion host Barnsley at The Hawthorns earlier this evening.
The first half couldn’t have gone worse for us really as inside of the opening 25 minutes, Cauley Woodrow had helped himself to a brace, but second half our gaffer got the changes right and we were more at the races and given how tight the game was (even though we dominated possession by the final whistle) and own goal just after the hour mark got us back on track and Matheus Pereira tied the scores up with just under ten minutes remaining.
Poor by our standards, but plenty of spirit to come back from two down and we remain top of the Championship table – so hopefully just one of those nights.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle being blown, manager Slaven Bilic said of the night’s action.
“It is mixed emotions. We are never happy with a point, no matter who we play or where. I knew it would be tough. There are no free lunches in life, not to mention the Championship. We were not patient enough and were trying to do a killer ball when the situation was nowhere near ready for it. Considering half-time and how the result went, we have to take this point as a fantastic point. We deserved to equalise and then we ran out of steam – but the players showed spirit, character and maturity to stay in the game.”