Tony Pulis Admits Huge Luck in Victory over Burnley

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis claimed that his team often rode the luck in the match against Burnley.


The team managed a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor, which has been a fortress for the club up until now. The result did not tell the whole story, as the home team were able to create numerous chances over the course of the game. Yet, the inability to finish off the chances coupled with West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster being on top form helped West Brom come away with three points. Tony Pulis has not tried to defend his three points, and said that there was a major element of luck in this victory.

Burnley came up with 19 shots in the match but still did not score a goal. Ben Foster did not have the toughest game in his career, and the red card to Hal Robson-Kanu once again put the away team under a lot of pressure.

Hal Robson-Kanu was given a straight red card with 20 minutes left in the game. His sending off came just a few minutes after his incredible goal. Thus, he went from hero to 0 in the space of a few minutes. West Brom, though, were able to hold on for an important victory.

"We've had to ride our luck at times. But the lads have fought and fought.It was difficult. Hal was sent off with what - 10 minutes to go - it seemed like an hour. We had to defend for our lives.What Burnley do they do very well. They deserve a lot of credit for it. He obviously took his goal really well. It was a good goal. And then the sending off is obviously disappointing. I've not seen it, but I'll have a good look at it and then I'll comment,” said Pulis.