Baggies flattered, admits Mogga

TONY Mowbray admitted the four-goal scoreline was flattering to West Brom and tips Ipswich to do well in the Championship this season.The Baggies boss said: “Ipswich came and had a real go at us.

By Derek Davis

TONY Mowbray admitted the four-goal scoreline was flattering to West Brom and tips Ipswich to do well in the Championship this season.

The Baggies boss said: “Ipswich came and had a real go at us. There is probably only them and Southampton that will come and play like that against us.

“They should not be knocked for the way the play and I'm sure that, if they play like they did against us especially second half, then they will do alright this season.


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“I was at Ipswich for nine years so I know what they are about and I was not surprised at the way they set up and had a go.”

Albion striker Kevin Phillips loves playing against Ipswich and, after scoring a hat-trick against them last season, followed it up with a brace on Saturday.

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He said: “They caused us a few problems in the second half and had a lot of the play but it only takes a second to score a goal as we showed - three times at the end.

“We were exceptional in the first half and could easily have scored two or three more.”

Blues boss Jim Magilton felt Town had played better than they had against Watford and put on a brave face after the defeat.

He said: “It was a harsh lesson. We didn't start well and showed them too much respect. If you give quality players time and space then they will hurt you.

“But, as at Watford, in the second half, we passed the ball well and created chances. If we had taken one then perhaps it would have been a different story. The last two goals were avoidable so Dan and the goalkeeper will not be happy with those two.

“But to come to the Hawthorns and play like we did in the second half against a team that will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season gives me something positive to take out of the game.”

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