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Match Previews

Albion v Rotherham match preview

25 April 2019

Albion will play their final home game of the regular Sky Bet Championship season against Rotherham United on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 
Rotherham are currently sat 22nd in the league on 40 points having won eight, drawn 16 and lost 20 of their 44 league games this season. They were beaten 3-1 by Birmingham City last time out at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
Paul Warne has been Millers manager since November 2016 and, despite relegation from the second tier in his first campaign, he guided them to immediate promotion from Sky Bet League One via the Play-Offs in the 2017/18 challenge.
Former Baggies full-backs Joe Mattock and Billy Jones both play for this weekend's opponents.
Last time out
Albion’s last fixture against United saw Dwight Gayle bag a hat-trick and Harvey Barnes grab a goal as the Baggies won 4-0 at the AESSEAL New York Stadium in December.
• Albion have won all of their last four Hawthorns fixtures, with Jimmy Shan boasting a perfect home record since taking charge of the first-team.
• The Baggies have been defeated just once at The Hawthorns by Rotherham (P7, W4, D2, L1).
• In the 12 games that Albion have played against the Millers, the Baggies have scored four goals on four occasions.
• Rotherham have won just one of their last five games; losing three and drawing one.
• Semi Ajayi and Will Vaulks are the Millers' joint top scorers so far this season with eight each.
• United's only ever triumph at The Hawthorns was a 1-0 Football League Division One victory back in 2004.
From the archive
Here are the highlights from a seven-goal thriller at The Hawthorns in August 2009 as Albion beat Rotherham 4-3 in a League Cup fixture...
Head to head 
Albion come out on top in the head-to-head record.
There’s only been 12 matches between the two clubs and Albion have won seven of them. There have also been three draws, and two wins for the South Yorkshire side.
Ticket news
You can buy tickets for the visit of the Millers by visiting  
Adults £20/23
Seniors 60+ £15/17
Students £15
Under-23s £15
Under-18s £10
Disabled £10
Under-11s £5

They can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.  

Follow the game
Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Rotherham is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and former Albion player Andy Johnson for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Albion 2 Rotherham United 1

27 April 2019

Rekeem Harper's maiden senior goal secured victory as Albion scored twice in as many minutes to come from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Rotherham United.

The 19-year-old, who collected Albion's Young Player of the Season award ahead of kick-off, drilled home a first-time 79th-minute winner from the edge of the penalty area to claim all three points in the club's final home match of the regular Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Just minutes earlier, Jay Rodriguez had converted his 22nd goal of the season to level matters from the penalty spot, cancelling out Clark Robertson's header at the start of the second half.

The comeback secured a fifth successive Hawthorns victory under caretaker Head Coach Jimmy Shan and ensured Rotherham suffered relegation to League One.

The fourth-placed Baggies finish their league campaign away at Derby County next Sunday before embarking on the Play-Offs.

Shan made five changes from Easter Monday's draw at Reading, handing recalls to Kieran Gibbs, Ahmed Hegazi, Stefan Johansen, captain Chris Brunt and Dwight Gayle.

Semi Ajayi nodded over an early opening for the visitors, who then saw Robertson power a header against the upright from a 17th-minute corner.

That was the closest either side came to opening the scoring before the break, with Gayle forcing goalkeeper Marek Rodak to get down low and Craig Dawson heading away from danger towards the close of a largely quiet first half which the Millers enjoyed the better of.

And it was they who took the lead within five minutes of the restart as Robertson converted a looping header from Joe Newell's free-kick, despite the best efforts of an acrobatic Chris Brunt looking to clear off the line.

Gayle was unable to fully connect with a half-chance on the turn around the hour mark, before an unmarked Mason Holgate sent a glorious opportunity over the crossbar from eight yards in the 68th minute.

Rodak tipped over from Holgate shortly afterwards as Albion pressed in search of a leveller, and they got it in the 77th minute as Gayle was brought down by Michael Smith in the penalty area and Rodriguez stepped up to convert into the top corner.

And it was Harper who completed the turnaround soon after when he drilled home a superb left-footed low effort to celebrate his first professional goal for the club.

Substitutes Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu both had chances to add to the advantage before Joe Newell struck the woodwork in injury time for United.

But it was Albion who ran out victors, before embarking on a post-match lap of appreciation to thank supporters for their superb support this season.

Albion: Johnstone, Dawson, Bartley, Hegazi, Holgate (Murphy 78), Harper, Brunt (c), Johansen (Phillips 67), Gibbs, Rodriguez (Robson-Kanu 86), Gayle.

Subs: Bond, Townsend, Adarabioyo, Field.

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Ticket News

Rotherham tickets on general sale

26 April 2019

Tickets are still available for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash at The Hawthorns with Rotherham United on Saturday, April 27 (ko 3pm).

Tickets are on general sale to supporters with at least five loyalty points.

You can secure your seat for the visit of the Millers by visiting


Seniors 60+
Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

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