Moore basks in Villa victory

Last updated : 17 February 2019 By Site Editor

Darren Moore believes everybody associated with West Brom will be delighted after Albion's victory against nearby neighbours Aston Villa. 

The Baggies ensured it was 4 points taken from a possible six against Villa after first half goals from Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez. 

The two goals on the stroke of half time were enough to see off a poor Villa side as Albion won their 16th game of the season. 

“I’m delighted for all of us at West Brom,” said Moore. 

“I thought it was a good away-day performance. I thought the players performed really, really well.

“In the first-half Villa came at us and we stood up to the test and grew into the game. 

“We got two quick-fire goals which we deserved. It meant we went in at half-time two goals to the good and they came out second-half and did their jobs off the ball. If Villa overcommitted then we were on hand to try and punish them. I thought we had a couple of breakaways where we could have potentially scored a third goal but it wasn’t to be. 

“It was the work off the ball that I was very, very happy with. We’ve kept another clean sheet at another difficult place to come. 

“I’m really pleased with the all-round performance and it was a performance shared by everybody. 

“The goals gave us the upper hand in what was an otherwise tight local derby at Villa Park. 

“I thought that each and every one of my players stood up to the task and that’s what was asked of them today. We came up with the right answers. 

“It’s a good one for the football club because it’s a local game. It probably feels better and sweeter.