West Bromwich Albion vs Sheffield United highlights (1-0)

West Bromwich Albion 1 vs 0 Sheffield United highlights 28.11

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic, speaking to Sky Sports: "It’s a massively important win. This was THE game. There are enough games after this one, but it was very important - crucial - for both teams to win the game. That’s why we saw quite an open game with nearly 40 shots and many chances. We’re delighted that we won the game. We showed the quality and showed character. We had chances to go two up and make it a little easier for us. I told the guys that now we have to rest, build on this and continue to improve.

"The guys are reading the papers. Everybody’s asking when are you going to get your first win. That’s why it was incredibly important for us to go over that block. I see this as more than three points, because it’s our first win. Second, we’ve done it against a team who is down there with us. It’s a great boost for our confidence and for the games that are coming."

On Sam Johnstone’s contribution: "We’re a team that’s going to need a goalkeeper to be there in every game. Sometimes it’s going to be one save like against Burnley, sometimes it’s going to be four like against Man United, sometimes it’s going to be two or three like tonight. Sam at the moment is doing brilliantly for us and we need it. We don’t have the quality that’s going to keep them without having one or two chances.

"Against Spurs we kept a clean sheet until a few minutes to go and against United we conceded from a penalty, so it’s a great basis for us."

On Conor Gallagher: "He’s got a bit of everything. He’s very calm on the ball, he’s very energetic, he loves to get in the box. A couple of days ago he twisted his ankle a little bit and there was a major doubt, but he wanted to play. He showed character and I’m really happy with his goal and his contribution. If he continues like this he could be massive for us."

West Bromwich Albion vs Sheffield United . Score: 1-0.


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