Defending disappoints Clarke

06 May 2013 06:38
Boss unhappy with Wigan goals

Steve Clarke said how disappointed he was with the three goals Albion conceded against relegation threatened Wigan Athletic.

Albion were twice in the league following goals from Shane Long and Gareth McAuley.

However, poor defending saw Wigan come from behind twice and then snatch a late winner.

“It was an open, entertaining game for the people watching I would imagine but not so entertaining for our fans because we were on the wrong end of the five goals,” said Clarke.  “When you play Wigan you know it’s going to be an open expansive game.  “We decided to be open as well and have a go.  “I think in the first half we were in really good control of the game and scored a fantastic first goal.  “We then went to sleep a little bit and made the wrong decision defensively and didn’t defend a cross well.  “It gave Wigan life – a team that’s down the bottom always needs little crumbs to stay in the game and the equaliser just before half-time gave them that.  “I’m disappointed with the way we defended the crosses that came into our box.  “We have to defend better than that and we normally do.  “For us to lose three goals from open play is very unusual and very disappointing."

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Source: WBA MAD