Baggies should have won: Hodgson

Despite needing a last-minute equaliser to draw at home to Wolves, Roy Hodgson believes West Brom should have won at the Hawthorns.

The hosts trailed for most of the second half after Jamie O’Hara put Wolves ahead in the 39th minute in Sunday’s English Premier League relegation scrap.

It took some suspect handling from Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and the quick reaction of on-loan Carlos Vela to equalise at the final whistle.

But West Brom boss Hodgson believes his team could and should have finished with more than just a point.

“It was an equaliser that was more than well deserved,” Hodgson said.

“I’m even a little bit disappointed that after last week giving away such a large lead, and today the way we’ve played, we could really have been sitting on six points instead of two.”

“I thought we laid siege for long periods on the Wolves goal, but we know they defend well.”

“They are not an easy team to break down – even harder when they get the one-goal lead.”

“But I’ve got to say, if ever a team worked hard for the equaliser, asked questions, forced good saves and blocks, it was us.”

“In the end when you equalise late in a game you do have that feeling of happiness and satisfaction.”

“But I’m pretty certain when I think back on Tuesday on the game I won’t be quite as happy as I am at this moment in time.”

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy chose not to single out Hennessey after his handling error cost the visitors two crucial points in the relegation clash.

“Of course it is a disappointing end. I am not going to try to deny that,” McCarthy said.

“The performance was very good. I haven’t seen the goal yet but it is a bobbly old pitch.”

“I don’t know whether Wayne should have got it and kept it – but he has been brilliant for us. He has been fabulous. I thought we could have got a block on the original shot.”

“Overall the performance was good. We had a really good spell second half when we should have got another goal.”

“They came back into it but I’ll take the point.”