Boss: defeat harsh on Baggies

28 October 2012 07:45
Clarke rues last-gasp déjà vu

Disappointed Baggies boss Steve Clarke could not believe his side left St. James’ Park on the losing side after Newcastle’s last minute winner.

Papiss Cisse’s deflected effort in the last minute saw Albion lose in similar fashion as they had last weekend against Manchester City by two goals to one.

Albion bossed the game for long periods before Demba Ba continued his scoring streak against the Baggies when he fired home in the 35th minute.

Romelu Lukaku levelled the scores after the break with a close range header before Cisse’s heartbreaking last minute goal.

“A point was the least we deserved – if not all three,” Clarke claimed.  “We were in good shape. We bossed the game, controlled it well, played some terrific football and created some good chances. To finish with nothing is really hard to take.  “I haven’t seen their winning goal but Ben tells me their lad didn’t hit his shot properly and that it wasn’t on target when it hit Cisse.  “It’s a really sore way to lose a match.  “Even if we had taken a point, I’d have been disappointed, so you can imagine how we all feel after losing.  “Football’s a strange game. Sometimes you can be the best team and look as though you’re going to get a point, or three points, but end up with nothing.  “That’s the beauty of football – but it doesn’t feel very beautiful at the moment.” 

Do you think Albion deserved to get something against Newcastle? Have your say here at Baggies Banter. 

Source: WBA MAD


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