The Hawthorns

Next Game

W Brom v Man City

Monday, 10 August 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Clarke: Results not coming

West Brom boss Steve Clarke was disappointed with his team's 2-1 defeat at Everton and admits his side are "scratching" for a result.

Last Updated: 31/01/13 at 00:32 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

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

Two first-half goals from Leighton Baines - one of them from the penalty spot - were enough for the Toffees at Goodison Park even though Shane Long did pull a goal back after the interval.

Asked how he felt about the game, Clarke told Sky Sports: "Disappointing. It's not been a good start to the year for us. We're scratching a little bit for performances and the results are not coming.

"We're conceding goals. And when you concede two goals in the Premier League and try to chase it to get back...

"We managed to do it against Villa but it was a little too much for us today."

Asked about the penalty on the stroke of half time, Clarke added: "I think it was critical to the shape of the game, the way the game went.

"Everton had a lot of possession first half but they didn't create an awful lot of chances. They scored a good (first) goal from their point of view but a very bad defensive goal from our point of view.

"But if we'd got the game in at 1-0 with 45 minutes to come out and have a go then we might have got something from it.

"From 2-0 to 2-1 it changes the whole complexion of the game and the whole atmosphere around the place. Obviously we're on the front foot then. We just needed a break and we didn't get it.

"Graham Dorrans' free-kick was a good one but it hit the crossbar and came out and sometimes they are the margins."

The Baggies have not won a game since Boxing Day and Clarke acknowledges that he must review his own decisions in the hope of turning things around.

"We have to work harder and I have to look at myself too," he admitted. "That's always the first port of call, you look at yourself. You look to see what you can do to help your team.

"We'll go out on the training ground and work as hard as we always do and hopefully we can put it right with a good performance and a good home win on Sunday against Tottenham."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Sterling asks to be left out of Liverpool tour

Raheem Sterling has asked to be left out of Liverpool's squad for their pre-season tour as he seeks to force a move to Manchester City.

Fabian Delph warned by new Aston Villa team-mate Micah Richards

Micah Richards has warned new Aston Villa team-mate Fabian Delph over a possible move to Manchester City.

Roberto Firmino eyeing trophy success at Liverpool after saying bye to Hoffenheim

Liverpool's £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino hopes to celebrate "a lot of success" at Anfield and 'can't wait test himself in the Premier League'.

Mail Box

Doesn't Delph To Arsenal Make More Sense?

We have reaction to our Top Ten regarding Philipp Lahm and Dave Mackay, why we all love Harry Kane, Fabian Delph to Arsenal and what United can get away with...

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company