Match Reports

Albion 0-0 Millwall

An image of Semi Ajayi attempting to head the ball against Millwall defenders

Albion drew 0-0 with Millwall in a heated clash at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies created a number of good opportunities without managing to break the deadlock – though were also indebted to Josh Griffiths making some strong stops.

Carlos Corberàn’s men face a trip to Rotherham United this Friday (ko 1pm) in their next Sky Bet Championship outing.

The boss made four changes to the side that drew 1-1 in Cardiff before the international break – bringing Darnell Furlong, Nathaniel Chalobah, Adam Reach and Brandon Thomas-Asante into his XI.

A goalless first half was made up mostly of chances via long-throws for each team. Millwall duo Tom Bradshaw and Charlie Cresswell both threatened with headers, one going over and the other saved, while Jed Wallace saw a powerful shot well blocked after Furlong’s near-post launch caused chaos.

Reach slid an effort wide and Wallace had another finish blocked in the build-up to half time, but the Baggies were unable to find a breakthrough ahead of the interval.

There were big openings at both ends during the start of the second period – Thomas-Asante smashing narrowly off-target for Albion before Griffiths saved Bradshaw and Zian Flemming headers.

Corberán turned to his bench, bringing Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Tom Rogic and Daryl Dike on, yet it was Griffiths forced into action next to deny Flemming once more.

An Albion penalty shout was turned down as full-time approached, Dike appearing to be brought down inside the area by the goalkeeper - but then being flagged for offside.

And six additional minutes passed without that elusive goal, ensuring the points were shared in the Black Country.

Albion: Griffiths; Furlong (Albrighton 89), Ajayi, Pieters, Townsend; Chalobah (Gardner-Hickman 74), Yokuslu (Bartley 89); Wallace, Swift (Dike 64), Reach (Rogic 74); Thomas-Asante.

Substitutes: Button, Livermore.

Attendance: 24,334