Long stunned by City loss

Shane Long knows West Brom can beat Newcastle if they play as

they did against Manchester City, but admits Saturday’s defeat was

hard to take.

The Baggies looked set to continue their fine start to the

season at home to City when Long broke the deadlock midway through

the second half, James Milner having been sent off for the Premier

League champions.

A late Edin Dzeko brace turned the game on its head and left

Long stunned, although the Irishman thinks a repeat performance in

their next game should ensure victory.

“There is a bit of disbelief at losing because we really took

the game to them,” he said in the Daily Mirror.

“The boss has instilled real confidence in us to play against

the best teams.

“We passed it out from the goalkeeper with every chance we got

and caused them all sorts of problems and they are probably one of

the best teams in Europe.

“It’s very frustrating for us but we will take a lot of

positives and we can probably go on to Newcastle and, if we do the

same things, win the game.”