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Pulis grills Foster over cavalier corner efforts during Liverpool match

Date Posted,April 16, 2017

Tony Pulis has given keeper Ben Foster a rollicking for going up for corners and ordered the West Brom No.1 to stay in goal.

Ex-England international Foster, 34, went up for two corners near the end of Albion’s 1-0 home loss to Liverpool .

It nearly cost the hosts another goal when Foster was caught out of possession and Alberto Moreno put a shot wide from distance with the net unguarded.

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion tries to bring down Georginio Wijnaldum (Photo: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Baggies boss Pulis, whose side went down to Roberto Firmino’s first half header, admitted: “I’ve just had a chat with Ben.

“I don’t like keepers going up for corners personally but I’ve never said it to Ben so he didn’t know.

“He does now!”

The loss was the fifth in seven League games for Albion since they achieved Premier League survival.

Georginio Wijnaldum shoots as Ben Foster attempts to scramble back to stop him (Photo: Getty Images)

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It has prompted the club to market season tickets for next term on billboards around Birmingham bragging: “The only place to see Premier League football in the West Midlands….”

The posters are a clear dig at neighbouring Championship Aston Villa, relegated last season from the Premier League for the first time.

Quizzed about the posters, Pulis replied: “We’re still eighth in the Premier League with five games to go, we’re not doing too badly.

Alberto Moreno shoots wide
Alberto Moreno shoots wide with the open goal gaping (Photo: Reuters)
Ben Foster collides with James Milner
Ben Foster collides with James Milner (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

“It’s been a great season for West Bromwich Albion and West Bromwich Albion supporters in this city.

“We came up against a side today, have a look at the resources they’ve got and we gave them a game.

“That’s what we want to do in every game we play.

“We’ve played Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool and given teams with resources way beyond our dreams a game and that’s what I want to do.

“What this season has proved is that we do need that little bit more quality but we need a bit more depth as well and that’s important.”

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