Robbo rues late lapse

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Bryan Robson believes West Brom are the architects of their own downfall at present.

The Baggies slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham on Monday, with Robbie Keane's late penalty denying West Brom what would have been a deserved point.

Robson's men produced an impressive effort and led through Curtis Davies. However, Keane levelled and West Brom gifted Spurs the late winner when keeper Tomasz Kuszczak made a hash of a backpass and brought Jermain Defoe down in the box as he attempted to atone for his error.

Robson was understandably annoyed with the outcome, as a draw would have carried them four points clear of the drop zone.

"What can I say?" Robson said in a post-match interview on Sky Sports. "I knew Tottenham would come at us and put us under pressure, but after the equaliser we were the dominant team.

"We had great chances at set plays but did not capitalise and then shot ourselves in the foot, which we are doing every week.

"We have been playing some good stuff in the last few weeks, but we keep giving bad goals away and it is what's costing us.

"It was a bad goal to give away, which we are doing too often and we can't do that in the Premier League.

"We can't protect a lead and that is our problem at the moment

"I thought in the last 15 minutes we were the likelier team to get the winner, we counter-attacked and there wasn't much of a threat from Tottenham, so it was a costly mistake by us."