West Brom downplay incident

  • Last Updated: April 1 2014, 11:49 BST

The events appeared in a newspaper on Tuesday, claiming West Brom players had traded blows after losing a stoppage-time goal to their fellow Premier League strugglers.

Saido Berahino (left): Allegedly at the forefront of dressing room fight
Saido Berahino (left): Allegedly at the forefront of dressing room fight

Albion released a statement playing down the bust-up, and refuting claims Sadio Berahino suffered a head injury as team-mates traded blows.

A mistake from the England U21 striker, moments after West Brom had gone 3-2 ahead, led to Cardiff rescuing an unlikely point.

But while Albion verified there was a heated exchange among the players, the club insists the incident has been blown out of proportion.

"Tensions were understandably running high in the dressing room after Cardiff's late equaliser but the incident has been sensationalised in the media," a West Brom spokesman said.

"What happened is not uncommon in a dressing room and shows that the players care. The players involved have apologised.

"The club has drawn a line under the matter and is now fully focusing on Saturday's important game at Norwich."


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