Allardyce looking to build on United point

Last updated : 14 February 2021 By Wba-mad Editor

Baggies boss Sam Allardyce wants his players to build on his side's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. 

Albion got off to the perfect start when Mbaye Diagne scored his first goal for the Baggies after two minutes. 

But the Baggies were again unable to keep a clean sheet when Bruno Fernandes was left alone in the area to volley home minutes before half time. 

The visitors pressed for a winner after the break but it was Allardyce's men who had the best opportunities. Diange twice came close to giving Big Sam his first home win as Albion boss. 

"I’ve got to give the players a pat on the back," he said. 

“I thought the players were absolutely excellent. The application was really good.Their concentration in doing the correct job was spot on.

“We used the ball really well at times and created a number of good opportunities.

“We got off to a great start early in the game. That was a big bonus for us. It was a great header.

“It was probably Mbaye’s hardest chance of the day. He could have easily been sat in the dressing room with the match ball on another day. It’s clear to see he’s a goalscorer.

“It was a great performance overall and a well-deserved point.

“I think, in the end, we created enough chances to win the game.We’ve got to build on this now and perform at a similar, if not better, level in the next few games.”

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