Satisfied Keane has no complaints

ROY Keane was a satisfied man, even though his side leaked an injury-time equaliser in last night's 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing West Brom.

Carl Marston

ROY Keane was a satisfied man, even though his side leaked an injury-time equaliser in last night's 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing West Brom.

Hosts Ipswich Town appeared to be heading for the unlikeliest of victories, thanks to Grant Leadbitter's 67th minute penalty, and also some heroic defending, particularly from centre-halves Gareth McAuley and Damien Delaney.

However, the Baggies finally found the back of the net in the third minute of injury-time, with Chris Brunt bundling home the loose ball.

It was no more than the Baggies deserved, although Town will be frustrated to have conceded yet another late, late equaliser.

Keane did not share in that frustration:

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"I might not look it, but I'm actually pleased tonight. I have no problem with my players," insisted Keane.

"I don't begrudge West Brom their draw. We could have finished the game off, especially as Carlos (Edwards) and Tamas (Priskin) had chances late on.

"Driving to the ground, I knew that my two centre-halves would have to play well for us to get a result. I knew we were in for a big test.

West Brom are a good team.

"We probably had the more clear-cut chances, but in terms of possession and pressure, West Brom obviously edged it.

"Everyone put in a good shift. We tired a bit at the end, but I'm not taking anything away from my players.

"You can see why West Brom have a great chance of getting promoted. A blind man can see that!" added Keane.

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo was incensed by referee Stuart Attwell's decision to award Town the second-half penalty, for a push on Damien Delaney by his defender Jonas Olsson.

Di Matteo asked the journalists at the post-match press conference:

"Did anyone see a penalty? Am I the only one who thought it was not one? Did anyone see anything?

"We had some very good chances, but I knew that we would have some more chances as the game wore on. However, it's so difficult when you have to play against the referee as well.

"We kept going to the end. I thought we were the better team, and a draw was the least we deserved."