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West Brom boss Pardew on Watford defeat: If I lose my job, so be it

Watford heaped more misery on West Brom with a 1-0 win on Saturday.

Earlier volunteers had helped clear snow to make sure the match went ahead.

Captain Troy Deeney broke the deadlock after 79 minutes with a neat finish over the goalkeeper to heap more pressure on Baggies boss Alan Pardew following a fifth league defeat in a row.

The travelling West Brom supporters joined the Watford fans in goading Pardew by singing that he will be sacked on Sunday morning.

"If the consequences from this defeat are that I lose my job then that will be what it is," said Pardew. "It is turned into a personal situation, but this is about West Brom and not about me.

"I have got no message to the board. I don't think it is anything to do with that. I am employed to be the manager of this football team and I try to put out a side that I think has got a chance of delivering the win.

"All I can hope, and what I think was on the surface today, was a commitment from the players to address the situation. Unfortunately for us we came out the wrong side of it."

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