Match Reports

Millwall 1-1 Albion

An image of John Swift scoring a penalty against Millwall

Albion came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Millwall on Good Friday.

Duncan Watmore’s first-half goal was cancelled out by a John Swift penalty midway through the second period, ensuring the Sky Bet Championship points were shared.

Carlos Corberán’s men are in action again this Monday, when they host Watford.

An image of John Swift and Brandon Thomas-Asante grabbing the ball from the net at Millwall

The boss made two changes from the win against Bristol City two weeks ago, naming Kyle Bartley and Andi Weimann in the starting XI, in place of Erik Pieters and Tom Fellows.

During a difficult opening period for the visitors, Millwall created the better opportunities and went ahead when a defensive error allowed Watmore in on goal, and he made no mistake.

Neil Harris’s hosts had two more chances before half-time, too, but Michael Obafemi’s tame finish was saved and George Honeyman side-footed wide.

Mikey Johnston in action.

Just like in Huddersfield, a different Albion side emerged after the break and - despite a couple of scares via wayward Zian Flemming and Watmore efforts - they were much improved.

The equaliser then arrived on 67-minutes, Grady Diangana’s trickery earning a spot-kick, and substitute Swift sending it into the bottom corner.

Alex Mowatt soon saw a curler saved with the Baggies suddenly looking like being able to find a winner.

Corberán introduced Matt Phillips, his first appearance since December, in one final attempt at grabbing three points, however neither team created any further chances and it ended level.

Albion: Palmer; Furlong, Kipre, Bartley, Townsend; Yokuslu, Mowatt; Diangana (Phillips 81), Wallace (Thomas-Asante 63), Johnston (Swift 63); Weimann (Fellows 46).

Substitutes: Griffiths, Ajayi, Reach, Chalobah, M’Vila.