Millwall 0 West Bromwich Albion 2 – Lions swept aside by Championship leaders

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall saw their winless run extended to three Championship games as goals by Filip Krovinovic and Dara O’Shea sealed a deserved victory for Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion.

There looked to be doubts if the fixture would even take place as Storm Ciara battered The Den.

But the match did go ahead and the Baggies mastered the conditions far better.

They could have been ahead as early as the fourth minute when Matheus Pereira struck the base of the post.

Krovinovic made no mistake in the 43rd minute as he curled emphatically beyond the helpless Bartosz Bialkowski.

Hal Robson-Kanu somehow managed to scoop a close-range chance on to the roof of the net in the 48th minute.

But that miss was not to prove costly as the Lions struggled to create – their best hopes coming when they won free-kicks around the edge of the West Brom box.

O’Shea made it 2-0 on 84 minutes as he met substitute Kamil Grosicki’s corner at the near post, squeezing the ball past Bialkowski.

Jed Wallace did force West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone into a flying save to keep out his late free-kick but it was a frustrating afternoon for the South Londoners as offensively they created so little.

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