Tony Pulis: West Brom fans have forgiven Saido Berahino

“You make a decision whether to play players who haven’t played and those players have worked as hard as those in the first team – sorry, the team that played at Aston Villa on Saturday”.


Tony Pulis claims that the West Bromwich Albion supporters have forgiven Saido Berahino for wanting to leave the club.

“No, (it didn’t backfire) not at all”.

McClean has tried to get around his left foot, why he hasn’t let it run across him I don’t know.

“Three-nil was a bit harsh, especially in the second half”, he said.

“Bringing them here, they were very, very bubbly and with a little bit of luck it might have been a different scoreline. He’s got broad shoulders and what he’s done, he’s going to have to live with it. But he accepts that and will get on with it”, he said.

Neil tells news “Any cup that we play in is important, so we are not going to be dismissive of this competition, we want to do well and we want to win this game, but at the stage we are at the moment (as a club) our Premier League hopes and aspirations are our biggest priority”.

Lafferty then struck after a quick counter-attack to double his side’s lead, before Pocognoli diverted the ball into his own net to make it 3-0 and end West Brom’s cup ambitions.

He added: “The two gaols at the end were disappointing from us and I don’t think it’s a reflective score line really”.

“It’s a clear path to playing as many games and scoring as many goals as he can”.

Matt Jarvis had earlier grabbed another crucial goal for Norwich as the Canaries clinched a place in the last 16.


Norwich’s Alex Neil had made eight changes from the team which drew 1-1 at Liverpool but the home side swiftly proved the stronger team.

West Brom's Saido Berahino centre scored on his return to the starting line-up