West Brom caretaker manager Darren Moore thrilled to 'stop the rot' with Swansea draw
Last Updated: 07/04/18 6:32pm
West Brom caretaker manager Darren Moore was delighted to see his side end their eight-game Premier League losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Swansea.
After Alan Pardew left the club on Monday, Moore stepped in to take care of first-team duties at the league's bottom-club.
Jay Rodriguez's second-half strike appeared to edge West Brom towards a first league win since January, but Tammy Abraham's leveller with 15 minutes to go ensured the spoils were shared.
West Brom remain 10 points adrift of safety, but Moore - who played for the club from 2001 to 2006 - was happy to stop their run of defeats.
"It's a proud moment," Moore told Sky Sports. "Everybody knows my connection here at the football club. To step out there it was a proud moment and really good to lead the team. I thank everybody out there today.
"It was a together spirit from everybody at the club and together we got that valuable point. It stops the rot and it sends everybody away with a point. It's not another loss.
"I'm always one for if you don't win the game, then don't lose it. The boys did that really. In recent weeks maybe if we'd have gone level, with that amount of time we might have lost the game.
"So I'm really pleased they showed resilience and character to stay in it and dig in for one another. I'm still delighted because it's something to build on."
West Brom dominated for large parts of the game at the Hawthorns, and eventually took the lead in the 54th minute when Rodriguez latched onto Salomon Rondon's flick-on.
Abraham's first league goal since October came from a corner, and though it denied West Brom victory, Moore remained focused on the positives.
"To have three days to work with them, I thought the players were first class," Moore added. "I'm really, really delighted with them and we nearly came away with three good points. Everything what I asked of them, they did.
"You're always disappointed to concede from a set-play, but more than anything it's the response after it to stay in the game and get control back in the game."
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