'Inexcusable' - Exclusive: Kevin Phillips savages 'Embarrassing' West Brom display v Leeds
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Kevin Phillips has savaged West Brom for their “inexcusable” 5-0 defeat against Leeds in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.
The Baggies were blown away by their fellow promoted side, and the gulf in class was frightening to see at this stage of the season.
Phillips admitted that Romaine Sawyers’ own-goal didn’t help, but claimed what happened after that was “embarrassing.”
Speaking exclusively to West Brom News, Phillips said, “There’s no skirting around it, it was embarrassing.
“Big decisions to Sam to make for the next game. For me, it was inexcusable. Especially after the result up at Liverpool, and the way they defended. Last night, it was just totally different, it looked like it was a completely different side.
“It doesn’t help when one of your own players put the ball in the back of his own net, the way he did it, they folded after that.”
It was this time last year that West Brom and Leeds drew 1-1, and the away side only had two new faces on the pitch from that clash.
The Baggies let the Whites keep over 75% of the ball, and were never really in the game one bit, with the only clear chance handed to them by Illan Meslier, and even after that, Grady Diangana fluffed his lines.
Phillips is spot on, this was made even more inexcusable by the performance against Liverpool only a matter of days before where they were amazing in every area.
Things have to change, and quick, or this will only happen again when Arsenal come to town this weekend.
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