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Hodgson proud of West Brom players after Man City stalemate

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson was proud of his players after their 0-0 draw with Manchester City.

Hodgson was proud of the effort of his players, which backed up an impressive victory at Newcastle.

He said: "We have got to be pleased with that, we knew the magnitude of the task. We had to be at our best to try to keep them at bay.

"It was a very disciplined, hard-working performance defensively. It was one of those games when we deserved the point we got and we got it by playing in the right manner.

"We don't stop many sides scoring - we are not a great clean-sheet team - so it was great to do it against a side of Man City's calibre.

"It's a bit concerning when you're the opposing manager watching the likes of (Edin) Dzeko and (Adam) Johnson coming on, when already you are dealing with (Sergio) Aguero and Balotelli.

"You think you are doing okay then someone else comes on to cause you different problems. I thought in the first half we could have done better and in the second half we started to do better.

"Maybe had the game gone on longer, we seemed to be growing in confidence, we might have done even better."

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