West Bromwich Albion continued under the caretaker charge of Jimmy Shan for today’s Championship clash against Millwall.
With positive results buying the Board more time before they actually make a decision after the panic sacking of Darren Moore despite our well placed Play-Off position, everyone was hoping Shan’s record would continue for everyone’s sake.
It didn’t and we suffered a 2-0 defeat in quite spectacular fashion.
The hosts opened the scoring 30 minutes in and Ahmed Hegazi was credited with putting through his own net in the 66th minute. A Jay Rodriguez penalty miss pretty much summed the day up for us, and then Hegazi made a bad day far worse as he helped himself to a second yellow card and left us down at ten men for the final ten minutes (and stoppage-time) of the game.
Ah well, I suppose we can blame Darren Moore…Shan’s done fantastically well, so he doesn’t shoulder any blame for me.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, Shan said of the game.
“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 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.”