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Millwall 2-0 West Brom: Ahmed Hegazi scores own goal and is sent off as Lions win

Millwall players celebrate after an own goal by Ahmed Hegazi
Millwall players celebrate after Ahmed Hegazi's own goal

West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi scored an own goal and was sent off as the Championship promotion hopefuls slumped to defeat at struggling Millwall.

Ryan Tunnicliffe drilled his shot low underneath the diving Sam Johnstone in the first half to give Millwall the lead before Ben Thompson's drag-back across the face of goal went in off the Baggies defender after the break.

West Brom had an opportunity to make it 1-1 after Dwight Gayle was fouled in the area by Jake Cooper but top scorer Jay Rodriguez dragged his penalty wide of the left-hand post.

And Hegazi's afternoon got worse after the centre-back was sent off for a second bookable offence with 10 minutes to go.

The Egypt international was booked just before half-time, but was sent for an early bath after fouling Lee Gregory and lashing the ball into the stands.

Jed Wallace starred for Neil Harris' side as the Lions dominated the match throughout with the winger, Thompson and Gregory proving a handful for the West Brom back four.

Caretaker manager James Shan had not experienced defeat in charge of the Baggies, but his side only managed one shot on target at The Den and are now seven points behind second-placed Sheffield United with six games to play.

Millwall's first Championship home win in 2019 proved to be even more crucial to their survival chances as they remain just one point above the relegation zone after rivals Rotherham beat Nottingham Forest.

Millwall boss Neil Harris said:

"I thought we dominated large parts of the game. We hugely deserved the win, without a shadow of a doubt.

"We had a bit of fortune along the way, which is much needed in football at the business end of the season, with the two goals and the missed penalty, but it would have been a travesty if we hadn't won the game.

"I thought without the ball we were good, and with the ball, we're still tagged as a long ball team who just get the ball forward, but we showed real composure, some quality, and some of the moves leading up to chances were outstanding."

West Brom caretaker manager James Shan told BBC WM:

"I think the game played out as expected. I knew we'd be up against a quick bright start. The atmosphere generates a lot of momentum as well and I thought we weathered it really well. We had the momentum up until the point when they scored.

"Big moments, Jay (Rodriguez) obviously misses a penalty. Had we scored the momentum would have stayed with us and swung towards us massively. I was saying to the lads at half-time if we score one we'll score two or three.

"They go up the other end (and score again) four or five minutes later. I haven't seen it yet but the lads are telling me the ball went out of play."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 16Martin
  • 12Romeo
  • 15Pearce
  • 5CooperBooked at 60mins
  • 3MeredithBooked at 51mins
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forO'Brienat 86'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 28LeonardBooked at 90mins
  • 44Marshall
  • 8Thompson
  • 9Gregory

Substitutes

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Williams
  • 19Elliott
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'Brien
  • 26Skalak

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 68Holgate
  • 24AdarabioyoBooked at 67mins
  • 26HegaziBooked at 80mins
  • 14Townsend
  • 8Livermore
  • 11Brunt
  • 6JohansenBooked at 44mins
  • 4Robson-KanuSubstituted forMurphyat 72'minutes
  • 16Gayle
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forMearsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gibbs
  • 12Mears
  • 20Leko
  • 21Edwards
  • 23Bond
  • 34Harper
  • 70Murphy
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
15,303

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, West Bromwich Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, West Bromwich Albion 0.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tosin Adarabioyo.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

Hand ball by Tyrone Mears (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Tyrone Mears replaces Jay Rodriguez.

Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Jacob Murphy (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Marshall (Millwall).

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Meredith.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jacob Murphy replaces Hal Robson-Kanu.

Foul by Dwight Gayle (West Bromwich Albion).

Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Tosin Adarabioyo (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ahmed Hegazi, West Bromwich Albion. Millwall 2, West Bromwich Albion 0.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jake Livermore.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by David Martin.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Jay Rodriguez should be disappointed.

Booking

Jake Cooper (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty West Bromwich Albion. Dwight Gayle draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich40259682483484
2Sheff Utd40238967373077
3Leeds402371066422476
4West Brom4020101075522370
5Aston Villa401615973561763
6Bristol City391711115142962
7Derby391612115548760
8Middlesbrough401513124136558
9Nottm Forest401415115547857
10Preston401512135953657
11Hull40169155957257
12Sheff Wed401414124954-556
13Swansea39158165249353
14Brentford401312156356751
15Stoke401118113842-451
16Blackburn401211175363-1047
17Birmingham401314135652444
18QPR40128204665-1944
19Wigan401011194359-1641
20Millwall391010194558-1340
21Reading40913184360-1740
22Rotherham40815174368-2539
23Bolton4088242966-3732
24Ipswich40415213265-3327
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