West Brom defender McAuley to prove matchwinner against Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley was delighted to prove the matchwinner in victory over Chelsea.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley was delighted to prove the matchwinner in victory over Chelsea.

The Baggies ended a 33-year wait for a league win over their West London rivals thanks to the big defender's 82nd-minute tap-in.

"Any goal is a big goal but it's special to score for the club at The Hawthorns and very nice to get a winner, especially against a club like Chelsea, who are knocking on the door of the Champions League," he told the WBA website.

"It's a massive three points for us and it builds great confidence in the team to carry on now for the rest of the season. We're on the crest of a wave and confidence is high, and we just want to keep on that now.

"It was a great performance from the team and it was nice to get the clean sheet, but to get three points against a team like Chelsea was special."

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