West Bromwich Albion winger Matt Phillips has described Monday night’s draw with Brentford at the Hawthorns as a ‘kick in the teeth’, report the club’s official website.
The Bees late equaliser meant the Baggies missed a good chance to close the gap on the top-two in the Championship but could only do so by one point instead of three.
“It was a bit of a kick in the teeth that we only take a point from the game but it’s another point towards our final target,” Phillips said.
“The most disappointing thing is that we had so many chances in the first half.
“There were enough chances to win the game but this is a difficult league.”
Darren Moore picked an unchanged line-up for the fourth game in a row but the Baggies were still dominant against the struggling Bees, missing a host of gilt-edged chances.
Leicester City loanee Harvey Barnes eventually fired the home side in front on the 77th minute and it looked like being the winner until the last seconds of the game.
Brentford substitute Lewis MacLeod headed home an injury-time equaliser, leaving West Brom four points behind second-placed Leeds United.
Phillips is spot on here, there is no point looking at this match as points dropped.
Yes, in the context of the game, of course, it is disappointing. But with an inexperienced manager, there are always likely to be hiccups.
It’s another point in the bag.