Manager Sam Allardyce admits West Brom now need a miracle to stay in the Premier League following Monday’s 1-1 draw with the Wolves at Hawthorns.
Baggies knew that anything but victory would make them stare at relegation. And they were 1-0 down at the break after Fabio Silva’s deflected goals at the break. In the pouring rain, Albion fought for an equalizer and it came through properly Mbaye Diagnes header in 62 minutes.
Both sides searched for a winner, but neither of them could find a way through. And Allardyce could not hide his frustration at the fact that his men did not get the green.
“It’s massively disappointing because we generally deserved a win on the chances we created and how clear they were,” he said. BBC Sport. “You look at how lucky their goal was.
“We did not play so well in the first half hour and had to change system. We had one cleared from the bar. They got their massively lucky goal from a massive deflection. ”
And the former England boss was full of praise for the way his accusers fought through the 90 minutes.
“To be fair, the boys did not let their heads go down,” he added. I just said, play the way you face because the rain is falling more and more.
“The opposition will make more mistakes if we get quality balls quickly – and that brought us back into the game.”
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The result leaves West Brom 19th in the table with only four games left. They have 26 points and must win all four to have any chance of revising them just outside the drop zone.
It’s an unlikely scenario, and The championship waves to the Baggies.
Allardyce felt his team had enough chances to win the game, but acknowledged that it is now probably abandoned hope.
“Conor Townsend and Conor Gallagher were one on one, and neither of them converted,” he continued. “It would have made us smile and fight.
“Well, we are still fighting – we can still reach 38 points. It would be a miracle if all the other teams above us lose their game. ”
West Brom are next in action when they travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Sunday. They certainly look set to accompany Sheffield United and Fulham in England’s second division next season.