It was a disappointing Tuesday evening for West Bromwich Albion fans as we again welcomed Millwall to The Hawthorns, but this time for our first round EFL Cup clash.
Having been held to a point in the weekend’s Championship action, deadline day signing Charlie Austin got off to a flying start in our shirt as he found the back of the net after just nine minutes of the tie being played. With us unable to make more of our better control of the game, Millwall hit back twice to take the win and dump us out of the Cup.
They don’t come much easier than that on your debut, right place right time pic.twitter.com/krZAIWjL7F
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) August 14, 2019
With some positives, and again negatives coming from the game, at least seeing 30-year-old Austin get off the mark in his debut was something that gave the fans a reason to smile. There’s a big weight on the former Southampton man’s shoulders when it comes to replacing the goal threat of Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle, so that goal should certainly help him settle in.
Another 25 of those will do just nicely Chaz
— Nick Wortley (@nickwortley61) August 14, 2019
You'll bang some goals this season for us mate with the players behind you. Loads of positives. Hegazi back soon too. Onwards and upwards . Boing Boing
— ᗪᗩᑎᑎƳ ᗴᗪᗯᗩᖇᗪᔕ (@DannyWBAFC) August 14, 2019
Need a couple more Saturday now
— Mark baggies beckett (@markloutaylor) August 14, 2019
It was great to see you play yesterday Charlie, you lead the line brilliantly, I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot of you this season ????????
P.S – nice try going for the chip in the first half ????????
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) August 14, 2019
U played well Mate yesterday, Sadly the result was end the best but we tried till the very end ???? let’s hope for more On Saturday, ????
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) August 14, 2019
Contrary to some of the comments coming from Southampton fans when he signed, some fans of his former side were happy to congratulate him for getting off the mark as well.
Natural goal scorers find themselves in the right place and tight time. Class act
— Danieltheviking (@OstenstadEgil) August 14, 2019
Well done. Might be easy but you have to get yourself in the right place to make it easy.
— WessexSaint (@WessexSaint) August 14, 2019
Well done Charlie.
Saints loss is Albions gain.
Good luck ????
— mark white (@saintmark22) August 14, 2019
Madness that we let a proven goalscorer go and yet we do nothing to replace his goals.
Still we have the prolific Shane Long to chip in his 2 goals a season ????
— Ludacris (@ludacrismitch) August 14, 2019