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Jones rues slow start

22 April 2014 12:38

West Brom defender Billy Jones rued the slow start that ended in his side's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Monday.

Pepe Mel's men found themselves 2-0 behind inside the opening 10 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, and they were unable to turn the scoreline around despite Graham Dorrans halving the deficit.

The defeat ended a three-game unbeaten run for West Brom and leaves them just three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Full-back Jones - who made his first start since February following a hamstring injury - said West Brom had felt confident of taking something from City before the game, but were undone by their poor start.

"In recent games we’ve been starting really well and that was the plan again here but it was poor from us, we’re really, really disappointed," he told the club's official club website.

"We obviously wanted to get something here. Sunderland came here and did well and we were positive we could do the same.

"It was a really, really poor start and to give these guys a 2-0 head start it was always going to be a hard night."

West Brom face West Ham at The Hawthorns on Saturday as they continue their battle for top-flight survival.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
21 April 2014
Game week
35
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47000

Goals

1 - 0
S. Agüero 10'  
2 - 0
2 - 1
16' G. Dorrans
 (assist by M. Vydra)
M. Demichelis 36'
(assist by V. Kompany) 
3 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
35
7
13
2
6
9
30
# Player Bookings
16
38
7
2
5
13
14

Tuesday 23 September

Monday 22 September

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Sunday 21 September

23:59
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23:04
22:50
22:43
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22:11
21:48
21:27
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +9 13
2 5 +6 10
3 5 +0 10
4 5 +4 9
5 5 +2 9
6 5 +3 8
7 5 +1 8
8 5 +1 7
9 5 +1 7
10 5 +0 6
11 5 -1 6
12 5 +1 5
13 5 -1 5
14 5 -2 5
15 5 -2 5
16 5 -4 5
17 5 -1 4
18 5 -8 4
19 5 -3 3
20 5 -6 3

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