Accrington Stanley 1 - West Bromwich Albion 3

Date: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 
Competition: Carabao Cup (R2)
WBA: Myhill, Nyom, Hegazi, Dawson, McClean, Morrison (Harper, 77), Barry (Livermore, 66), Phillips, Rodriguez (Leko, 66), Chadli, Rondón
Unused subs: Foster, Brunt, Roberts, Wilson
Scorers: Rondón (11), Phillips (31), Rodriguez (64)
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
Attendance: 2,699


Albion fans will be delighted to see their team taking Cup competitions seriously at last, though Tony Pulis said afterwards that he only made a few changes from Saturday's win at Burnley and fielded a strong bench because "It's the only team we've got". Whatever the reason, the result was that they safely avoided a banana skin by beating Accrington Stanley in a game they never looked in any danger of losing.

Salomon Rondon, Matt Phillips and Jay Rodriguez picked up their first goals of the season, with Rodriguez setting up Rondon with a header, Rondon setting up Phillips with a great through ball and Phillips setting up Rodriguez with a pass for him to make no mistake from inside the area.

Accrington pulled a consolation goal back with two minutes remaining when Billy Kee set up Tom Dallison to shoot into the bottom corner but Albion still cruised into Round Three where they will have a home tie against Manchester City on either the 19th or 20th September.