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#PLStories- Striker #NealMaupay praises resilient Albion against Palace #BHAFC

ALBION star Neal Maupay was “happy” with the team’s point against Palace.

The French striker scored a last-minute equaliser against the Eagles to give Albion a share of the spoils after Wilfred Zaha had given Palace the lead from the spot in the first half.

Albion found it a very hard match to create chances throughout the 90 minutes. However, in the dying seconds following a Palace goal kick, Maupay was played through in on goal.

The quick-thinking striker then lobbed the Spanish goalkeeper, sending Albion players, coaches and fans into bedlam as they celebrated the goal.

He said: “Sometimes one chance is all it takes to score and take something from the game.

“When the ball bounced, I saw the goalkeeper off his line, and it is difficult for them to jump when they are running backwards.

“As a striker, I knew he was a few yards off his line this and knew it was my chance to put it above him, so I am happy with this goal.”

Neal Maupay scores against Crystal Palace

The goal is Maupay’s fourth of the season despite only playing six games.

Maupay was involved in a dispute between players after the whistle and added: “I think football is nothing without fans, and without some involvement between players. It’s a derby. Everyone wanted to win. The atmosphere was really, really good.

“I scored, and I saw (Wilfried) Zaha and I smiled at him because I saw him celebrating his penalty in the first half and he gave some to our fans.

“I won’t say what he said but you know how it is sometimes between players, you give a bit of banter. That was a good time for us because we scored in the last minute so it was a good time to give him something.”

The result leaves Albion 6th in the Premier League, although a win would have sent them top of the table.

Neal Maupay

The French striker scored a last-minute equaliser against the Eagles to give Albion a share of the spoils after Wilfred Zaha had given Palace the lead from the spot in the first half. Albion found it a very hard match to create chances throughout the 90 minutes. However, in the dying seconds following a Palace goal kick, Maupay was played through in on goal. The quick-thinking striker then lobbed the Spanish goalkeeper, sending Albion players, coaches and fans into bedlam as they celebrated the goal.

Neal Maupay said: “Sometimes one chance is all it takes to score and take something from the game. When the ball bounced, I saw the goalkeeper off his line, and it is difficult for them to jump when they are running backwards. As a striker, I knew he was a few yards off his line this and knew it was my chance to put it above him, so I am happy with this goal.”

Neal Maupay scores against Crystal Palace The goal is Maupay’s fourth of the season despite only playing six games. Maupay was involved in a dispute between players after the whistle and

Neal Maupay added: “I think football is nothing without fans, and without some involvement between players. It’s a derby. Everyone wanted to win. The atmosphere was really, really good. I scored, and I saw (Wilfried) Zaha and I smiled at him because I saw him celebrating his penalty in the first half and he gave some to our fans. I won’t say what he said but you know how it is sometimes between players, you give a bit of banter. That was a good time for us because we scored in the last minute so it was a good time to give him something.”

The result leaves Albion 6th in the Premier League, although a win would have sent them top of the table.

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