Mowbray still believes in great escape

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West Brom manager Tony Mowbray insists his side have the belief to escape relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Two goals from Marc-Antoine Fortune and another from Chris Brunt helped the Baggies beat Wigan 3-1 to draw level with Newcastle and Middlesbrough on 31 points.

"I can't do anything about anyone else's results. I've got to look after our own and keep going," Mowbray said. "We have to believe and keep going. Our home form has been all right all season, we've won a fair few games."

He added: "I think the great credit for this team is they are still trying to play their football and still be brave enough to play it.

"We got our rewards - as we did against Sunderland two weeks ago (a 3-0 win) but not against Tottenham last week (a 1-0 defeat).

"I think Wigan are a very good team and as athletic a team as there is in the division and it was a bit of a risk to try to take them on in an open game.

"It was an expansive game and they had more chances to score but we had more chances to score more than we did.

"We backed ourselves in a shoot-out and my preference is to do that rather than keep it tight, put everyone behind the ball and try to score from a set-piece.

"It paid off for us."

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