Baggies play down dressing room row

West Brom have played down claims of a dressing room bust-up in the wake of their dramatic Premier League draw with Cardiff.

Baggies play down dressing room row

Tempers flared after Saturday’s 3-3 draw with the Bluebirds at the Hawthorns after Mats Daehli snatched a last-gasp equaliser for the visitors.

However, the Baggies have insisted the incident was nothing out of the ordinary and has been dealt with internally already.

A club spokesman said: “Tensions were understandably running high in the dressing room after Cardiff’s late equaliser, but the incident has been sensationalised in the media. “

“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 focussing on Saturday’s important game at Norwich.”

Reports yesterday suggested England U21 striker Saido Berahino, a 72nd-minute replacement for Morgan Amalfitano, had been confronted by angry team-mates after conceding possession in the run-up to Daehli’s strike. However, sources in the midlands have refuted suggestions that chief executive Mark Jenkins was forced to read the riot act to the players. Saturday’s draw saw West Brom pass up the opportunity to ease themselves six points clear of the relegation zone.

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