Tom’s the toast of his team-mates after breaking his Millwall duck


Tom Bradshaw was given a standing ovation by Millwall’s staff and players after ending his nightmare year by scoring in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win at West Brom. The 27-year-old striker had not netted since his record £1.25million move from Barnsley in January after initially joining the club on loan last August. Since then the Wales international has come back from a serious knee injury but had not got off the mark for his new club until the equaliser at The Hawthorns. Millwall came from behind to earn a trip to League Two Newport in the second round after Charlie Austin headed the Baggies ahead in the ninth minute. Bradshaw levelled in the 28th minute with another header before Aiden O’Brien scrambled in the winner 10 minutes after half-time. Millwall manager Neil Harris said: “I’ll let you into a little secret – all the players and staff gave Tom Bradshaw a standing ovation afterwards. “I don’t always single out individuals, but Tom got his ovation because it’s not just his first goal for the club, which as a centre-forward I know myself, it’s after the injury he sustained – which is key. “He’s still not 100 per cent match-fit or as sharp as he can be or will be, but he’s a tremendous finisher and he showed that with the goal and the positions he got himself in. He was embarrassed by it but we were all so pleased for him.” Austin nodded home after Grady Diangana’s blistering angled shot was spilled by goalkeeper Luke Steele, formerly of West Brom. But the Baggies will be far more concerned about their defending at set-pieces after conceding three to Millwall in as many days. Bradshaw headed home a Jiri Skalak free-kick and O’Brien pounced after Skalak’s corner was allowed to bounce and hit Murray Wallace on the thigh. West Brom head coach Slaven Bilic said: “We are disappointed big-time. “That’s three goals we’ve conceded against them in two matches to set-pieces. We can’t concede these kind of goals. “We have to defend better. Set-pieces are vital in this league. This is basic stuff.” Topics Millwall, West Brom, League Cup, Millwall, West Brom Millwall come from behind to knock West Brom out of Carabao Cup Matt Smith rescues a point for Millwall at West Brom Millwall secure crucial win to leave West Brom looking at play-offs Harris hails Millwall display in win over WBA Lee Johnson fumes at ‘joke’ penalty decision as Bristol City suffer early exit Pressley purring after ‘amazing’ win Siewert defiant despite Carabao Cup exit Tony Mowbray frustrated with Blackburn display despite late turnaround Tidy Crewe have Artell purring with victory on Teesside Neymar has chosen his preferred destination between Barcelona and Real Madrid – but it’s not that simple Jurgen Klopp decided to take a massive gamble in the transfer window – here’s why Juventus have made contact with Christian Eriksen – but there’s some good news for Tottenham The real ‘anti-Guardiola’? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reaping the rewards of Manchester United’s counter-attack 7 players who were persistently linked with Premier League moves… but never came

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