Brilliant Gibbs, Impressive Gayle – The best & the worst rated West Brom players in the 2-0 win vs Millwall

West Brom Player Ratings vs Millwall – Here’s how the Baggies fared

West Brom continued their resurgence in the season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Millwall at the Hawthorns. This is the Baggies’ fifth straight home win and their third win in the league in the last four games.

Dwight Gayle opened the scoring with a proper poacher’s goal to give the home side a lead. Kieran Gibbs then scored from an acute angle 15 minutes from time to keep Millwall winless in six league games.

West Brom Player Ratings

Sam Johnstone (7)

First Championship clean sheet for Johnstone at West Brom. He made a couple of good saves to deserve that.

Craig Dawson (7)

Dealt with all the danger of the Millwall attackers. He’s getting back to his best slowly and gradually.

Ahmed Hegazi

Ahmed Hegazi (7)

Was involved in the opening goal when his header was well saved by the Millwall goalkeeper Ben Amos. Commanded his box well and made some crucial interceptions.

Kyle Bartley (6.5)

Not really comfortable when asked to play the pass out from the back. But he was solid in defensive duties.

Matt Phillips (6.5)

Got a lot of the ball and looked dangerous with it. However, the final ball or a cross towards the box was disappointing. Was replaced after an hour due to a knock.

Jake Livermore (6.5)

Wasn’t as fluid and effective as he has been in the recent weeks but did enough to shore up the midfield and drive the team forward.

Chris Brunt (6.5)

Brunt did well alongside Livermore to cancel out an even midfield battle. Was involved in the first goal as he took a great corner.

Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs (8)

The former Arsenal man looked lively down the left-hand side. Scored the goal from an acute angle to seal the points.

Harvey Barnes (6.5)

Always wants the ball to make things happen for the team. Wasn’t his best day but he still tried hard.

Jay Rodriguez (6.5)

Tried to be too intricate at times, which cut out some of the attacks. However, Rodriguez kept trying to play in a positive way.

Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle (8)

Showed the poacher’s instincts to score the opening goal and was always on the periphery of the last line of defence to cause trouble.

Substitutes

Tyrone Mears (Subbed on after 65 mins) (6)

A steady performance. Crossed the ball for Gibbs to score the second goal.

Wes Hoolahan (Subbed on after 78 mins) (6)

Came on after the points were virtually sealed.

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Tosin Adarabioyo (Sub on after 87 mins) (N/A)

Had no time to make an impact.

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Written by Mizgan Masani

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