Boss encouraged by Leeds point

Last updated : 05 January 2020 By Wba-mad Editor

Slaven Bilic reckons Albion were unlucky not to take all three points against Leeds United during the Baggies first game of the year. 

The Hawthorns was packed on New Year's Day as the division's top two teams went head-to-head. 

Bilic saw his side take an early lead but were then pegged back when Patrick Bamford's header was deflected into the net of Semi Ajayi. 

“It was a very intense game,” he told the club's official website after the game. 

“A very good game to watch. A very good game to be part of. We started good, we started better, not only because of the goal but we were on the front foot.

"We had the best chance to go two up through a great combination but unfortunately their keeper makes a save. In the second half it continued to be like this and then they equalise.

“After that it was just a good game of football. End to end. We have maybe a few more chances than them but they had the last chance and Sam did really well. We had chances through Kyle and Matt Phillips - a few really good ones. Every set-piece on both sides was very, very dangerous.

“It was a good game. We can’t be in theory happy when we play at home - we want three points. Especially when we lost our last home game but I have to say well done to the players.

"This point and performance can bring us our momentum back that we lost a little bit. It is against Leeds, it is against a team that is very intense and we did well against them. We wanted to win the game and we had a chance at the end to win it, but this is a positive point.