EFL Cup - Second Round
Accrington1West Brom3

Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Bromwich Albion

Jay Rodriguez
Jay Rodriguez has scored 11 goals in his past 12 EFL Cup starts

West Brom's £12m summer signing Jay Rodriguez scored his first goal for the club as the Premier League side saw off League Two Accrington in the EFL Cup.

Tony Pulis made just four changes, with Salomon Rondon heading home the opener from Rodriguez's whipped cross.

The Baggies doubled their lead before the break when Matt Phillips took down a ball over the top and rifled in.

Rodriguez cut inside to drill a third into the bottom corner, while Tom Dallison slotted in a late consolation.

Kayden Jackson had a penalty appeal turned down for the hosts immediately before Rodriguez's strike, while substitute Mekhi McLeod twice went close for Stanley, forcing Boaz Myhill to tip wide of the post.

Rondon and Rodriguez, who signed from Southampton last month, were wasteful in front of goal as the Baggies could have won by a wider margin.

West Brom, captained by recent signing Gareth Barry, have won all three of their games this season, while defeat for John Coleman's side ended their perfect home record this term.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 8BrownSubstituted forConneelyat 67'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 9EdwardsSubstituted forKeeat 53'minutes
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 16Bloch Jorgensen
  • 17Sousa
  • 20Ogle
  • 28Conneely
  • 29Kee

West Brom

  • 13Myhill
  • 2Nyom
  • 26Hegazi
  • 25Dawson
  • 14McCleanBooked at 30mins
  • 7MorrisonSubstituted forHarperat 77'minutes
  • 18BarrySubstituted forLivermoreat 66'minutes
  • 10Phillips
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forLekoat 66'minutes
  • 22Chadli
  • 9Rondón

Substitutes

  • 1Foster
  • 8Livermore
  • 11Brunt
  • 34Harper
  • 44Roberts
  • 45Leko
  • 49Wilson
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
2,699

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, West Bromwich Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, West Bromwich Albion 3.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, West Bromwich Albion 3. Tom Dallison (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Kee.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nacer Chadli.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Dawson.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nyom.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Rekeem Harper replaces James Morrison.

Attempt missed. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt blocked. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion).

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Boaz Myhill.

Attempt saved. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Kayden Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely replaces Scott Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jonathan Leko replaces Jay Rodriguez.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Jake Livermore replaces Gareth Barry.

Attempt missed. James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, West Bromwich Albion 3. Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Phillips.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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