Di Matteo savouring Baggies run

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West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo admitted he has "absolutely no idea" how long his side can maintain their impressive form after seeing them beat Fulham 2-1 at the Hawthorns to climb to fourth place in the Barclays Premier League.

The visitors went ahead early on when Scott Carson pushed Zoltan Gera's shot on to the post, only for it to bounce back against the goalkeeper and over the line. But the Baggies were soon level through Youssouf Mulumbu before Marc-Antoine Fortune's goal turned things around in the 40th minute.

The result means the Baggies have gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions, and when asked how long he thought the team could keep the run going, Di Matteo said: "I have absolutely no idea. We will just try to play game by game, to improve and not concede a goal sometimes for a change! Then we will see at the end of the season where we stand."

He added: "There is no secret - it is just hard work. The players dedicate a lot of their time to the training and transfer it to the pitch on a Saturday.

"We work hard as a team and we enjoy what we do. We try to play football and we believe that is the way to win games. It is quite simple actually.

"To analyse the game, we didn't concede too many chances to Fulham, we put them under some enormous pressure at times and we created plenty of chances to win the game. We were worthy winners."

Di Matteo had not seen a replay of the hosts' two goals, which Fulham manager Mark Hughes claimed should both have been disallowed for offside.

"We were disappointed with the two decisions to give the goals that West Brom scored," Hughes said.

"From our point of view we felt that on both occasions players were in offside positions and therefore the goals shouldn't have been given.

"But there you go - that is two weeks running that we have had key decisions and key moments in matches go against us. We have had another example today, so we are disappointed."

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