Marco Silva slams Fulham after West Brom defeat, rues ‘big’ moment

Albion were worthy winners as they took down the league leaders 1-0 on Tuesday evening.

Fulham manager Marco Silva has slammed his side’s performance following the 1-0 defeat to West Brom but still points to a moment in the game that should have seen them get a point.

Callum Robinson’s first goal since the beginning of January was enough to hand Albion a huge and well deserved three points at the Hawthorns and keep their promotion aspirations alive.

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Marco Silva, Manager of Fulham reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Fulham at The Hawthorns

It was the Baggies best performance of the season, one that Steve Bruce has demanded they back up when they face Bristol City on Saturday.

For Fulham though, it was a night of frustration and Silva admits West Brom were full value for the win.

“It wasn’t good enough,” Silva told fulhamfc.com.

“The first half, we weren’t here. It was just our shirts which were on the pitch first half, because we were not here.

“I don’t want to be unfair to West Bromwich, because they did their best and they deserved to win the match. But first half we were not on the pitch.

“We didn’t express ourselves, we didn’t play in our way. They did everything we were expecting, nothing new.”

The Cottagers did improve marginally after the break but Albion still limited them to little to nothing and could have bagged a couple more themselves.

Whilst Silva agrees that his side still weren’t at a level he expects, he pointed to one moment that he believes should have seen them draw level.

“Marek kept us in the game with some saves in the first half,” he added.

“Second half was a little bit different, we were more ourselves, although not with the quality that we’ve shown this season.

“We reacted after the goal, we started to play, we pushed them back. Okay, they sat back a little bit as well, but we started.

“We didn’t have a big number of chances but we had two or three dangerous moments, a big chance for Mitro that should equalise the game. But it was not enough.”

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