Hodgson pleased with draw
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson believes his side's goalless draw with Aston Villa on Saturday was a just result.
Last Updated: 28/04/12 6:09pm
West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson believes that his side's goalless draw with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on Saturday was a just result.
Both teams had legitimate penalty appeals turned down and had a number of chances, especially in the second half.
However, the Premier League clash between the West Midlands rivals ended in a scoreless draw, leaving Hodgson pleased with the final outcome.
"I would have been proud if we had won the game," he told Sky Sports. "But it was certainly a strange 0-0.
"There were certainly a number of chances on both sides, and if it had ended 2-2 or 3-3 it would have been more appropriate.
"I am pleased that we got another clean sheet as they are battling for their lives, and I am glad that we will finish above them.
"The public would have preferred a 3-3, which would have probably been a more normal result."
When asked about the penalty appeals from both teams, Hodgson stated: "It was not an unfair result.
"These things happen in football and we have seen the decisions do go wrong from time to time."