Hodgson hails Albion heroes
Roy Hodgson praised West Brom's resilient display as they held Premier League leaders Manchester City to their first goalless draw of the season.
Last Updated: 26/12/11 6:27pm
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson praised his side's resilient display as they held Premier League leaders Manchester City to their first goalless draw of the season at The Hawthorns.
City lacked their usual bite despite Mario Balotelli hitting the crossbar and having a goal disallowed.
But it could even have been worse for Roberto Mancini's side, as Jerome Thomas struck the post and Shane Long headed inches wide for Albion.
And Hodgson feels that the point will give his side further confidence as they look to establish themselves as more than just a mid-table side.
He told Sky Sports: "Seven points from four games means I don't care whether we get them against Wigan or Manchester City. If we can keep that up, seven points every four games, then we'll be nice and comfortable very, very soon and we can start looking really further up the table.
"But it was important today. We got ourselves into the top 10 and with any luck we'll keep ourselves there going into the New Year and that's something we're all very proud off and very happy about and it's down quite simply that the players do work very hard."