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Frustration, but we look forward - Andre

Posted on 25 August 2012  - 22:46

Andre Villas-Boas was left frustrated after West Brom’s late equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Lane.

James Morrison struck in the first minute of injury time to cancel out Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s opener 14 minutes from time.

We dominated the first half and up to the first hour of the game but failed to capitalise on a host of chances and good positions, with Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Kyle Walker raiding down both flanks.

West Brom came more into the game as it opened up in the second half.

It looked like Benoit’s strike might be enough but late pressure led to Romelu Lukaku having two efforts cleared off the line before Morrison buried a from 14 yards in the 91st minute.

“It’s frustrating because the first half was extremely good and we could have got something that would have given us more confidence to approach the second half,” said Andre.

“The game really opened up in the second half, both teams creating lots of chances and we deserved our goal.

“We then wanted to keep the balance of our team together and to concede in the last minute was very frustrating, but we can’t put away the things that we did in the game.

“The football in the first half was extremely good, side to side, creating through crosses, having opportunities. We have to improve on our efficiency and deadliness in front of goal, we’ll focus on that during the week and our consistency defensively.

“We look ahead to next weekend and putting things right against Norwich.”