Tony Pulis Doesn't Blame Players After West Brom Fall to Defeat to 'Fantastic' Manchester City

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Tony Pulis refused to blame any of his players for West Brom's 3-2 defeat against Manchester City at the Hawthorns. 

The 3-2 scoreline somewhat flattered the Baggies as City wasted several chances to add to the result that would've reflected their dominance throughout the game. 

Pulis however, was quick to praise the quality of opposition he faced in Pep Guardiola and believed his side can take a lot of credit from their performance.

Speaking post-match to Sky Sports, Pulis stated: "I don't think you can fault any of our players today, they really had a go and there were a couple of opportunities that you hope you can take.

"I thought the lads really worked hard. They're a fantastic team and he has got them playing the way he wants them to play and it stretches you at times if you miss that first press, they get through you and then they've got those players up front who are fantastic."


It is a defeat that leaves West Brom 14th after suffering their fourth Premier League defeat of the season and their second to Manchester City at home, after their 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat in September. 

Tony Pulis will now take his West Brom side to Huddersfield next Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways after back-to-back Premier League defeats.


Asked about his thoughts of facing Huddersfield in a weeks time, he replied: "We've got quite a few injured so whether they'll be back next week or not, I don't know but it's going to be a tough game.

"I've been there (the John Smith's stadium) and it will be absolutely fantastic so bring it on."