'No shame in West Brom loss,' says Rotherham United boss Paul Warne
"It wasn't like 4-0 and we took an absolute trouncing," he said. "We were always in the game. I don't feel ashamed at losing at home to West Brom."
Rotherham, who remain in 20th spot, had plenty of efforts on goal but were given a lesson in clinical attacking by Darren Moore's superior visitors.
Ryan Manning hit the post and missed a penalty while Semi Ajayi and Clark Robertson had efforts cleared off the line.
"The crucial moments in the game, they took their chances and we didn't take ours. I don't think we could have played any better," Warne said.
"The way we set up I thought was the best way for us to set up. The players' performances were as good as we could have asked for."
Albion led 3-0 at the interval and Dwight Gayle wrapped up his hat-trick early in the second half before Manning's spot-kick struck the woodwork.
"We missed a penalty which summed up the day really," Warne added. "We were just on the side of unlucky. I don't think we deserved to lose 4-0 but West Brom were the better team.
"We have lost 4-0 but I am not disappointed because the lads played as well as they possibly could. On another day we might have got the equalising goal when we hit the post.
"West Brom are a very good side."