West Brom boss Steve Clarke was happy to take a point against Aston Villa

Steve Clarke: Happy with a derby point

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West Brom boss Steve Clarke said it was a point well made rather than two lost after the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

Shane Long had put the visitors in front early in the second half but Darren Bent levelled with ten minutes left to earn Villa a share of the spoils.

"I think it's a good result," the Baggies boss told Sky Sports 1. "We came here expecting a difficult game and that's what we got.

Villa draw pleases Clarke

"We're disappointed because we went ahead in the second half and controlled the game for a good spell.

"We then created a few half-chances for the second goal but we were pegged back and it finished 1-1.

"We're a little bit disappointed, the players are disappointed in the dressing room because we didn't get the three points.

"Overall I think we have to be happy with our efforts because, having been disrupted a little bit with injuries, the team performance was really good."