West Bromwich Albion fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend as The Hawthorns witnessed a tough loss.
It was a tough day for Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend. A Zlatan Ibrahimovic double was enough to see off the Baggies as he scored early on in either half.
It was a difficult match for West Brom as they struggled to create any really penetrating attacks. With this in mind, Ben Foster told the Express & Star that his team are remaining positive, despite their difficulties on Saturday.
It has been a very positive few weeks for West Brom as they have turned their early season struggles around. They have risen up to ninth in the Premier League with 23 points, nine clear of Sunderland in 18th. It seems that the early season discontent that the fans felt for Pulis has dissipated, to be replaced by some real positivity at their current position.
However, they have lost two of their last three games with the 3-1 win over Swansea City the only positive result this week. It should be remembered though, that the Baggies battled hard and fell to a 1-0 defeat against the league leaders Chelsea, before they lost to Manchester United at the weekend, two teams that are in no way embarrassing to lose to.
Ben Foster, speaking to the Express & Star, spoke about his team's need to stay positive.
"It’s been a long week – a tough week," he said. "We’ve played United, Chelsea and, looking at the three games, Swansea was the one we wanted to win and get three points from. It’s not just the results but the performances have been good as well.
"We’ve still got a plus-two goal difference which at this stage is decent. Loads of teams below us are in negative so that’s good.
"We’d be very happy if we could manage to have an even goal difference come the end of the season."
There is absolutely no reason why West Brom should look on their recent run negatively. They pushed Chelsea all the way in their game, they were rarely troubled against Swansea in midweek and they battled hard against Manchester United at the weekend.
While they have only taken three points form a possible nine, it should not take away from the fact they played two teams in the top echelon of the league and another fighting for their Premier League life.
What is vital for the Baggies now is that they regroup and prepare for their next fixture which pits them against a misfiring Arsenal on Boxing Day.
A win at the Emirates Stadium would banish any lingering disappointment surrounding last week as Tony Pulis looks to build on their fine start to the season.
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