West Bromwich Albion 1 - Millwall 2

Date: Tuesday 13th August 2019 
Competition: Carabao Cup (R1)
Bond 6.6, Furlong 5.9, Ajayi 6.1, O'Shea 5.6, Townsend 5.2, Harper 5.3, Brunt 6.1, Burke 2.4, Edwards 5.7 (Krovinovic, 60 6.1), Diangana 6.1 (Sawyers, 70 5.8), Austin 7.0 (Pereira, 60 5.7)
Unused subs: Johnstone, Willock, Fitzwater, Ferguson
Manager: Slaven Bilic 5.3
Steele, McCarthy, Hutchinson, Wallace, Ferguson, Skalak, Leonard, Molumby (Williams, 63), O'Brien (Romeo, 64), Bradshaw (Thompson, 80), Böðvarsson
Unused subs: Bialkowski, Cooper, Smith, Mahoney
Scorers: Austin (9); Bradshaw (28), O'Brien (55)
Referee: Ross Joyce 6.0
Attendance: 10,704   Home Fans 5.8   Away Fans 4.2
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Albion exited the League Cup in a disappointingly lame manner at the first time of asking. Lions' boss Neil Harris made eight changes to the side that faced us in the Championship three days before, while Slaven Bilic went one better and made nine.

But one of those changes was the much-awaited debut of Charlie Austin, who obligingly gave Albion the lead after just nine minutes when he was perfectly placed to head home after former keeper Luke Steele saved Grady Diangana's shot; just the kind of predatory poaching we'd been hoping to see.

Unfortunately that was the high point of Albion's performance and less than twenty minutes later the scores were level again after Tom Bradshaw headed in a cross from Jiri Skalak, and although Albion had two good chances to double their score, one good save from Diangana and one disallowed header from Semi Ajayi, it was 1-1 at the break.

Ten minutes into the second half Millwall scored the decisive goal when Aiden O'Brien bundled the ball home from a corner. Despite Albion dominating possession and bringing Krovionovic, Pereira and Sawyers off the bench they were unable to convert that dominance into another goal and waved goodbye to the tournament.