Mowbray - They deserved it

22 February 2009 05:45
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray admitted Fulham deserved their win on Sunday.[LNB] The Cottagers dominated for large periods of their clash at Craven Cottage and won the game thanks to second-half strikes from Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson.[LNB]And although pleased with his side's efforts, Mowbray admitted Fulham were the better team.[LNB]"They thoroughly deserved to win," Mowbray admitted on Sky Sports.[LNB]"We rode our luck right from the start. We were better second half but lost goals through poor defending."[LNB]"We threatened their goal and if we had gone 1-0 up it might have been a different game but I can't stand here and say they didn't deserve the win.[LNB]"I think we could have scored goals, it was a big, big game and we tried to match them - it was a big ask and I am not going to stand here and criticise them."[LNB]Home formMowbray concedes that West Brom will be relying on their home form to stay up.[LNB]"At home we can question our team and ultimately that is where we are going to pick our points if we want to stay in this division," he said.[LNB]"We are going to try and win a game or two away from home of course, but that is football and as I said today Fulham deserved their win today."[LNB]The Baggies chief also insisted they were not about to change their approach to a more conservative one away from home.[LNB]"We play two up-front and still play the right way and we had enough shots on goal, we can make a good fist of it and we are giving ourselves a chance, the league is still tight and we have a good chance still," he said.[LNB]"Confidence is fine in the group, but any given day you have to keep going. You can always beat somebody if you have a goal threat."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports