Moore celebrates late Villa equaliser

Last updated : 09 December 2018 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Darren Moore has praised Albion's never-say-die attitude after the Baggies twice fought back to earn a point against local rivals Aston Villa. 

Jay Rodriguez bundled the ball home deep in injury time with the final touch coming off his forearm. 

Earlier, Villa were fortunate to take the lead when an Anwar El Ghazi shot cannoned in off Ahmed Hegazi. 

Albion hit back when Harvey Barnes outmuscled Alan Hutton and crossed perfectly for Dwight Gayle to equalise. 

Villa again took the lead after the break when Eh Ghazi fired past Sam Johnstone before Rodriguez's controversial late winner. 

"He admits that it did hit his arm but he didn't know much about it. And you've got to admire his honesty," said the Albion manager.

"I was cheesed off with a decision or two that didn't go our way against Brentford on Monday night and I can understand Dean Smith will be unhappy, but to score as late as that in a game is like a win.

"I'm delighted with the way we kept going and got something from the game. The way Gareth Barry drove us on and showed his leadership was a credit to him."