WBA-MAD Player Ratings: Albion 1 Millwall 2

Last updated : 14 August 2019 By Iain Bate

Albion exited the Carabao Cup at the first opportunity as they failed to get past Millwall for the second time in four days. 

The Baggies took the lead through a Charlie Austin debut goal before conceeding set piece goals either side of half time. 

Here's how we rated the players: 

Jonathan Bond: Made one absolutely world class save but may have done more with Millwall's second. Made some decent saves but always looked jittery when Millwall sent in set pieces. 6

Darnell Furlong: Looks a more natural full back than Ferguson. Was always available in the final third and put some decent crosses into the box. Was targetted by Millwall at the back post defending set pieces and was beaten a couple of times. 6

Semi Ajayi: Was unlucky not to restore Albion's lead with a first half corner that was ruled a foul. Didn't do much wrong and his positioning was good to cover when required. MOTM 7

Conor Townsend: Started off well but kept running up crowded areas. Needed to attack the byline more to provide much needed width. Failed to pick up his man for Millwall's first goal. 6

Rekeem Harper: Another who was neat and tidy on the night but didn't really impact the game. Too often he was happy to play the easy pass backwards instead of pushing Albion forward. 5

Chris Brunt: Tried to get Albion moving but too often his passes were crowded out or bounced off an attacker. Set piece delivery was as solid as ever but not sure he's done enough to earn a starting spot in the league. 6

Grady Diagana: Another who looked lively in the early stages but faded and was eventually subbed. Decided Steele in the Millwall goal in the build up to Albion's goal but was a little lightweight against his defender. 6

Kyle Edwards: Started the game as Albion's No.10 and linked up well with Diagana and Townsend down the left but was another who drifted in and out of the game. 6

Oliver Burke: Was poor down Albion's right and was then even worse through the middle. As bad as his touch was on the night, it was his body language that was worse. Struggling to see how he fits into Albion's plans at the minute. 4

Charlie Austin: A preditory goal on this debut after Steele's error. Showed some nice touches to bring others into play but was clearly lacking match sharpness. 6


Matheus Pereria: Some lovely turns to get away from his man but couldn't quit find the spark Albion were looking for as they chased the game. An encouraging cameo from the exciting winger. 6

Filip Krovinovic: Didn't have the impact Bilic would've liked as Albion searched for an equaliser. Much like Saturday against Millwall, he was unable to find that killer pass. 6

Romaine Sawyers: Started on the left, then as a No.10 and then in a deeper position. As much as tried to get Albion moving, he failed.