West Bromwich Albion were looking to put a hugely disappointing defeat to Leeds United behind them in today’s clash with Ipswich Town.
Welcoming Paul Lambert’s side to The Hawthorns for our latest Championship action, head coach Darren Moore would certainly have been demanding far greater than our last showing as although the automatic spots may now be out of touch given the form of the three sides above us, the presumed easier route through the Play-Offs remains ours to lose.
Albion took an early fourth minute lead in the game but we couldn’t add to our advantage to secure the points. Ipswich had the greater efforts in the game and drew level just after the halftime restart and with that being the end of the scoring, the gap to the automatic promotion spots grows as we only took a point.
Speaking to the BBC following the end of the game, Moore said of the match.
“Based on the chances we created, we should have won the game. We had some great chances to score a second goal. Their ‘keeper has pulled off some magnificent saves, which suggests we had the upper hand. In the second half, they had nothing to lose. They were throwing men forward. That left us spaces to exploit, but we couldn’t get that killer touch right to finish them off. The final pass eluded us. Nobody here wants to draw games. We want to win. So you can understand (boos). We’ve got to find our rhythm again and get back to winning ways. The next opportunity is Wednesday.”