Steve Bruce left scratching his head as West Brom put on ‘completely different’ performance in Cardiff draw

West Brom dropped into the relegation zone following Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce has been left scratching his head following the performance of the Baggies in the 0-0 draw with Cardiff City on Wednesday evening.

The former Newcastle boss claims that his side put on a ‘completely different’ display to the ones that they’ve had in recent weeks and admits that they did nowhere near enough to win the game.

Okay Yokuslu of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Callum O'Dowda of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City

Speaking to WBA TV after the game, he said:

“We simply didn’t play well enough.”

“After some really good performances against Watford and then Blackburn, unfortunately, that one tonight was completely different.


“That’s the frustrating thing.

“We haven’t got beaten in the game, but we certainly haven’t done enough to win it and I have to be as honest as that.

“Maybe there were a few heavy legs but I’m not going to make excuses because it’s the same for both teams.”

Conor Townsend of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Jaden Philogene-Bidace of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City

Prior to Wednesday evening’s match, Bruce had demanded that his side start turning performances into wins after dominating in recent weeks without much to show for it.

Instead, Albion were left doing the usual which is struggling to find the net but on this occasion, were anything but worthy winners.


“We gave the ball away too cheaply and we made some bad decisions,” he added.

“We didn’t create chances well enough and I think that was evident in the performance.

“I think Cardiff played well on the night with a lot of young players in the team. They defended very well.

“We didn’t create enough because we didn’t make the right the decisions. We lacked a bit of craft.

“The games come thick and fast and we need to rest and recover. Hopefully, we can get a positive result on Saturday when we play Hull City.”