West Brom forward  reveals the secret behind their victory over Preston…

West Brom executed a tactically astute performance that led to a comprehensive 0-4 victory against Preston North End, according to forward Liam Millar.

On Saturday afternoon, Deepdale witnessed a frustrating day for the PNE forward as West Brom emerged as 0-4 victors. Millar acknowledged that West Brom effectively neutralized Preston North End during the match.

In what marked Preston North End’s first Championship defeat of the season, West Brom put on a ruthless display. Carlos Corberan’s team scored two goals in each half, securing three points in Lancashire.

Darnell Furlong opened the scoring with a superb long-range strike after just four minutes, while Alex Mowatt capitalized on a Jordan Storey mistake in the 30th minute.

PNE’s manager made tactical adjustments in the second half, but Matt Phillips added a third goal for West Brom, followed by Kyle Bartley sealing the victory with a late fourth goal.

Millar, who returned to the lineup for the match against West Brom, openly discussed the defeat after the game and praised West Brom’s game plan.

Millar remarked, “It was evidently not our finest performance. I believe West Brom displayed impressive organization and played exceptionally well. Sometimes, you have to acknowledge your opponent’s strengths, and I thought they were quite impressive today.

We need to rectify our performance on Wednesday, learn from this game, and move forward. They had a clear strategy to stifle our play, and it proved effective.”

He went on to emphasize the unpredictable nature of the Championship, citing examples of teams winning and losing in quick succession.

Millar stressed the importance of staying focused on their goals, learning from this single game, and drawing from the experience of seasoned Championship players within the squad.

Looking ahead to their upcoming midweek fixture against high-flying Leicester City, Millar acknowledged the challenge but emphasized the need for belief and a strong determination to deliver an improved performance at the King Power Arena.

“Leicester is a top team that was in the Premier League last year,” Millar acknowledged. “It’s undoubtedly a tough challenge, but we must approach it with confidence and a strong desire to bounce back. With 20 points from nine games, our start has been good.

We still maintain a four-point lead over third place, so we shouldn’t dwell on this setback. We’ll maintain our professionalism and focus, and things will turn in our favor.”

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