Date:Saturday February 4 2012
West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson says his side's poor form is a concern for him after a defeat against Swansea City this afternoon.
Today's loss at the Hawthorns means it's 8 defeats in 12 at home for Albion, which puts them down into 15th place and 6 points away from the drop zone.
The hosts took the lead in the second half, but within four minutes of doing so, the Swans struck back twice to win, with goals coming from Gylfi Sigurdsson - who then set up the winner for Danny Graham.
"If we`re going to consistently lose our home matches then we`re going to be hard put to get the necessary number of points we need to get away from home,"
"It`s pretty much a statement of the obvious which we`re totally aware of. We need to get at least 14 more points to give ourselves a chance."
Hodgson said he was disappointed with his side`s first-half performance but added that Albion had deserved a penalty for a handball from Ashley Williams.
"All too familiar I`m afraid. We keep giving ourselves a chance and getting in good situations but we come to play at home in front of our crowd we disappoint them by not being able to get a result,"
"It`s the vicious circle which can only be broken by us getting a result and we don`t seem capable of doing it.
"I don`t think we played at all well in the first-half and yet when you see the TV replays it is quite amazing that we didn`t get that penalty which would have probably taken us to the half-time interval leading one-nil perhaps a little against the run of play.
"I would defy anybody to say that`s not hand-ball and it`s very disappointing that such a clear hand-ball was not seen because I`m sure the Swansea players have basically accepted their fate.
"But I don`t think we particularly deserved to be one-nil up at half-time. But when we took the lead I thought maybe this is going to be a situation now where we get a result but it only lasted a minute the lead and you find yourselves suddenly two goals to one down and then it`s a familiar pattern, the last 20 minutes we worked very hard.
"Chances are there for you but we`re not taking them, in particular Peter [Odemwingie`s] miss from such close range, those misses are very, very crucial.
"If he`d had scored it we might have been saying we`re happy with our day`s work but he didn`t score it so once again we`ll go away extremely unhappy."
Date:Saturday February 4 2012
Poll Results: Man of the Match (United & Burnley) (Thursday August 28 2014)
Ki 'Very Pleased' To Sign New 4-Year Deal (Thursday August 28 2014)
'Midfield Is Sorted' - Monk Wants 1 or 2 More (Thursday August 28 2014)
Capital One Cup 3rd Round Draw: Everton (h) (Wednesday August 27 2014)
Monk Full of Praise After Capital One Cup Win (Tuesday August 26 2014)
Stats: Swansea City v Rotherham United (Tuesday August 26 2014)
Stats: Swansea City v Burnley (Saturday August 23 2014)
Report - Swansea City 1-0 Burnley (Saturday August 23 2014)
Dyche Disappointed To Leave With Nothing (Saturday August 23 2014)
Defensive Performance Pleases Monk (Saturday August 23 2014)
|3. Man City||2||2||0||0||4||6|
|6. Hull City||2||1||1||0||1||4|
|7. Aston Villa||2||1||1||0||1||4|
|Everton vs Chelsea- The Preview
» Chelsea : 30/08/2014 15:09:00
|Vital Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
» Liverpool : 30/08/2014 15:06:00
|Villa Will Be A Tough Test
» Hull City : 30/08/2014 15:03:00
|Uncle Harry Spills the Beans
» Chelsea : 30/08/2014 15:02:00
|Team News From Loftus Road
» Sunderland : 30/08/2014 14:42:00