Clean sheet comfort for Brunt

Chris Brunt feels West Brom can take heart from a clean sheet against West Ham, despite failing to find the target themselves.

Last Updated: 16/12/12 at 20:35 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Baggies ended a run of three successive defeats against the Hammers on Sunday, but were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in a goalless draw.

Steve Clarke's side will be concerned at having gone three games without troubling the scorers, but club captain Brunt believes they are heading in the right direction.

He told Sky Sports: "I think we were a bit sloppy in the first half. In the second half we put them under a lot of pressure but couldn't break through.

"To be fair they defended pretty well and at certain points we did come close to getting a result. A point takes us off that losing streak we were on.

"(A clean sheet is) very welcome. We haven't had too many recently so credit to the back four and Boaz (Myhill) as well. He's come in (for the injured Ben Foster) and done very well having been on the wrong side of a few bad results.

"It's a good clean sheet and a good point but I think we were a bit disappointed not to take all three in the end."

Important

A stalemate on home soil prevented West Brom from closing on the top four, but one of this season's surprise packages have still taken 27 points from 17 games - and Brunt is more than happy with that return.

"At the start of the season we would have snapped somebody's hand off for it but I think we should be kicking on," he added.

"But it was important to get something today and hopefully that can help us going into the Christmas period."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea back to three points at the top of the Premier League.

Premier League: Swansea City beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium

Gylfi Sigurdsson's sumptuous free-kick helped Swansea City to a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium.

Barclays Premier League review: Chelsea march on after 2-0 home win over West Ham

A review of the Boxing Day action in the Premier League as Chelsea continue to set the pace at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property