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Britt misses from 4 feet.. Saville header saved on the line from a stretching Johnson.. So f... Close

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We nearly score with the final passage of play. After a breakdown between Tav and McNair we win the ball back and Wing whacks one from 35 yards. Cannons off a WBA player straight to Johnson, who drives one from about 20 yards. That hits Britt, who actually controls it and gets a good shot off saved by Johnstone. It bounces into the air and Saville gets his head on it and it loops over and a combo of Bartley and Johnstone tip it over the bar.

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Well those stats aren't right because Johnstone made saves on McNair and Britt. Savilles header I think is also tipped over by Johnstone, so we had 3 shots on target at least.

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Really decent performance first half. Much better than recently. West Brom haven't really looked a threat. Hopefully more of the same and a goal in the second half.

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This is far far better than pre international break.

Our biggest problem is still some of the passes. There's so many what if passes, that are either too heavy, or get cut out, or aren't heavy enough, but that are intended for players making good runs.

There's intent there, just not the execution.

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Boro shots Are 8 and 3 on target.. Not as the graphic claim

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We can be ok satisfied with this performance against a top of the table side who normally scores for fun .. We just need a little more composure and better passes .. The runs are there and we just need to take our chances and the right decisions 

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Its like a cup game... Back and Forth.. 

 

Johnson sidenetting 

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