Tony Pulis reveals he went ‘mad’ at West Brom players for checking scores before victory at Manchester United

first_imgWest Brom manager Tony Pulis praised the resilience and discipline of his side after they produced an unlikely 1-0 victory at Manchester United to allay their relegation fears.The Baggies survived an onslaught at Old Trafford, striking in the second half courteous of Jonas Olsson’s deflected strike and Boaz Myhill’s brilliant penalty save to deny Robin van Persie.The victory moves Albion up to the traditional ‘magic’ 40 point mark, and Pulis believes a combination of grit and luck was conducive to only their fourth away win of the season.“We’ve worked very hard this week and the lads were very resilient, everybody through the team played their part,” said the former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss.“Saying all of that, you need a little bit of good fortune when you come to these grounds and we had that today. The players they brought on were on a different planet to what we are.”The victory could prove pivotal given the Baggies’ closets relegation rivals all won earlier in the day, and Pulis revealed he was unhappy with his players who were keeping close tabs on scorelines elsewhere.“I didn’t know the results before the game. The lads had the radio on and I went mad before the game because they shouldn’t be doing that,” said the 57-year-old.“You just need them to concentrate on the game and on what you can affect, not other teams’ results.”last_img read more