Date: 18th October 2015 at 2:26pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has given his thoughts following the one nil victory over Sunderland yesterday, Saido Berahino’s goal and Stephane Sessegnon.

Audio – Pulis Pleased With Sunderland Win

Speaking to wba.co.uk in his post game press conference a pleased Pulis was obviously delighted to see us pick up the win and another three points, but he was quick to call for consistency in both our performance levels and results moving forward now.

Our first home win of the season was certainly long overdue.

‘Our first home win, and we needed it. It was hard fought, a tough game. The main thing for us was to get the result, especially after the kick in the stomach we had in our last home game against Everton. We needed this for confidence. It’s been a messy start in lots of respects. We’ve had several of our players wanting to get to the Euros and that has obviously been a big thing for them. Without question that takes a bit away from it. It’s nice to get those players back – only for us to lose them again for another week in November.’

As for Sessegnon, he was recalled to the starting eleven for the first time in the league this year, and undoubtedly strolled the man of the match award.

Pulis explained.

‘I fancied him because he was playing against his old club. I had that in the back of my mind and he came in and did brilliantly. We need that consistency from him now.’

With Berahino getting the winning goal, somewhat controversially given his clash with their goalkeeper, Pulis added.

‘I’ve not seen the goal. Saido said he run across the goalkeeper, not into him. I don’t know. But there is one person who thought it was a goal – that’s the referee. And that’s all that matters.’

Win some – lose some don’t you.

As for Sessegnon, he was also interviewed after the game and he was just delighted to be back on the pitch and to have had the impact he did.

Obviously now the aim is to kick on.

‘I was really happy to be back playing. It was a tough game against a difficult team who had a new manager. I thought we played well and deserved to get the three points. To be in the side again was nice and I tried to do my best after working hard to get back in. I thought I performed well. After getting this victory hopefully we can push on and win more matches.’

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