Millwall 2-0 West Bromwich Albion, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-1-1



West Bromwich Albion 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 15,303 (2,018) )
1 min

Millwall moved up to 19th in the Championship table with an impressive 2-0 win over promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion.

Ryan Tunnicliffe’s 30th minute strike arguably opened the scoring for the Lions against the run of play as the visitors dominated without creating any clear cut chances.

However, the Baggies should have been level early in the second half when Jake Cooper’s foul gave Jay Rodriguez the chance equalise from twelve yards only to fire wide from the spot.

That reprieve prompted Millwall to turn the screw and the Lions managed to double their advantage when Ben Thompson’s driven cross was deflected into his own net by Ahmed Hegazi (66).

Things then went from bad to worse for West Brom’s Egytian as he received his marching orders for a second bookable offence for a foul on Lee Gregory.

It hampered the Baggies chances of comeback and the Lions were able to hold on for three vital points.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Tunnicliffe’s strike changed the pattern of the game with West Brom the more threatening side up until then.

Moan of the Match

Inconsistent refereeing could have caused Millwall problems on another day as West Brom appeared to be favoured throughout.

Talking Point

Ben Marshall – the on-loan Norwich City man looked back to his best. Just how key will he be in the relegation run-in?

Man of the Match

Ben Thompson – what a tremendous performance again from the Millwall fan. Incredible.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Newport) – particularly poor in the first-half but was right to award West Brom a penalty early in the second.


A great atmosphere in which the Lions fans pushed their team over the line for a crucial victory.


Millwall will be delighted with a win that was desperately needed to ease relegation fears with rivals around them picking up points.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-1-1

Martin; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Meredith; Wallace (O’Brien, 85), Tunnicliffe, Leonard, Marshall; Thompson; Gregory

Subs not used:

Archer, McLaughlin, Williams, Skalak, Morison, Elliott


Meredith, Cooper, Leonard

West Bromwich Albion 4-3-3

Johnstone; Holgate, Hegazi, Adarabioyo, Townsend; Livermore, Brunt, Johansen; Robson-Kanu (Murphy, 72), Gayle, Rodriguez (Mears, 85)

Subs not used:

Bond, Gibbs, Leko, Edwards, Harper


Johansen, Hegazi, Adarabioyo

Sent Off


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