Callum Robinson scored his first goal in three months to help West Brom produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. The Baggies were hit with a number of positive coronavirus cases dominated the game and missed a number of chances. Robinson especially was guilty of spurning a number of opportunities but made no mistake in the 62nd minute. The victory helped the Baggies reduce the gap to Bournemouth to three points. The home team was without three defenders Matt Clarke, Semi Ajayi, and Conor Townsend.
West Brom’s Valerien Ismael: “We tried to postpone the game but the EFL forced us to play. It wasn’t only positive cases – some had symptoms as well. We explained to the EFL and the doctor from the EFL said it was an outbreak but they forced us to play. I’m more than proud and I congratulate the guys. You can’t imagine what a very difficult week this has been. Every day a player came in with symptoms and tested negative then tested positive.”
Reading’s Veljko Paunovic: “It was not a great first half, but we did have a great chance to take the lead. I didn’t like that we had so little possession, but we have to be much more clinical and ruthless. In the second half, we looked better, but we still left them too much space to come in and easily execute the goal. Overall, it wasn’t a bad performance but it was definitely not the result we were looking for.”
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