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Millwall fought back from behind to knock Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion out of the Carabao Cup.Deadline day signing Charlie Austin took just nine minutes of his debut to score his first Baggies goal, heading in from close range after Luke Steele pushed Grady Diangana’s shot on to the bar.Millwall levelled when Tom Bradshaw headed in Jiri Skalak’s left-wing free-kick.
West Brom thought they were back in front when Semi Ajayi headed home Chris Brunt’s corner but saw it ruled out for a foul.At the other end, Millwall were denied when Jonathan Bond produced a fine double save from Jason McCarthy and Aiden O’Brien, before Jon Dadi Bovarsson headed over from Murray Wallace’s pass.But the Lions did finally take the lead early in the second half when Aiden O’Brien scrambled the ball home from a corner.Albion sought an equaliser but saw strikes from Diangana and Romaine Swayers fly over, while Ajayi fired into the side netting late on. The Lions will travel to Oxford United of League One in the second round.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWest Brom23Bond2Furlong6Ajayi27O’Shea14Townsend16Harper11Brunt17Burke21EdwardsSubstituted forKrovinovicat 60’minutes29DianganaSubstituted forSawyersat 70’minutes15AustinSubstituted forCosta Pereiraat 60’minutesSubstitutes1Johnstone7Krovinovic12Costa Pereira19Sawyers22Willock32Fitzwater36FergusonMillwall14Steele2McCarthy4HutchinsonBooked at 68mins3Wallace11Ferguson22O’BrienSubstituted forRomeoat 64’minutes16MolumbySubstituted forWilliamsat 63’minutes18Leonard26Skalak23Bödvarsson9BradshawSubstituted forThompsonat 80’minutesBooked at 90minsSubstitutes5Cooper6Williams8Thompson10Smith12Romeo21Mahoney33BialkowskiReferee:Ross JoyceMatch StatsHome TeamWest BromAway TeamMillwallPossessionHome66%Away34%ShotsHome15Away10Shots on TargetHome5Away5CornersHome6Away6FoulsHome9Away12Live TextPosted at Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Millwall 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, Millwall 2.Posted at 90’+4′ Filip Krovinovic (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Jason McCarthy (Millwall).Posted at 90’+3′ Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt saved. Filip Krovinovic (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Brunt.BookingPosted at 90′ Ben Thompson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 90′ Offside, Millwall. Murray Wallace tries a through ball, but Ben Thompson is caught offside.Posted at 89′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jiri Skalak.Posted at 86′ Attempt missed. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Filip Krovinovic.Posted at 84′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Shaun Williams.Posted at 84′ Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Jiri Skalak (Millwall).Posted at 81′ Foul by Filip Krovinovic (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 81′ Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 80′ Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Tom Bradshaw.Posted at 76′ Foul by Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 76′ Tom Bradshaw (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 74′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Shaun Williams.Posted at 74′ Attempt blocked. Rekeem Harper (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brunt.Posted at 71′ Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Leonard with a headed pass.SubstitutionPosted at 70′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Romaine Sawyers replaces Grady Diangana.Posted at 70′ Foul by Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 70′ Jiri Skalak (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.BookingPosted at 68′ Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 68′ Filip Krovinovic (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 68′ Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).Posted at 66′ Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66′ Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Millwall).Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Shane Ferguson (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jiri Skalak.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Aiden O’Brien.Posted at 63′ Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 63′ Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).SubstitutionPosted at 63′ Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Jayson Molumby.Posted at 62′ Foul by Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 62′ Ryan Leonard (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 61′ Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Aiden O’Brien.SubstitutionPosted at 60′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Filip Krovinovic replaces Kyle Edwards.Show more updatesgoal
Firefighters have left the scene of a retirement complex which was destroyed by fire, five days after it broke out. One hundred and twenty three residents were saved from the Beechmere residential apartments in Crewe when the fire took hold on Thursday.On Tuesday, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said its operation had ended and neighbouring roads reopened.It also means residents from two neighbouring streets are allowed to return home.Nine properties in Royce Close and Railton Avenue were also evacuated while crews tackled the blaze. The residents had previously only been allowed to return for 20 minutes on Sunday to collect essential items.Latest news from the West MidlandsAssistant Chief Fire Officer Gus O’Rourke thanked residents for their “patience and co-operation”.Investigations are ongoing into how the blaze, which is believed to have started in the roof, was able to spread so rapidly, but it is not thought to be arson.Crews worked through the weekend to damp down the site, where much of the building collapsed.Of those residents evacuated from Beechmere, some were temporarily placed in nearby care homes while others stayed with family members. Mark Palethorpe from Cheshire East Council, said 13 residents were now in permanent extra care accommodation and its focus was to support residents into longer term homes as soon as possible.Hazel Faddes, a carer and also a Labour councillor for Crewe East, said: “The enormity of it hadn’t occurred to them that first evening.”The second day they were very subdued… and some people still haven’t come to terms with the fact that they have lost all their belongings.”They are missing their friends, they are missing the community they had.” Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.
A man has been arrested after weapons including a grenade were seized from a home in Oldbury.
The 52-year-old was detained by officers after an intelligence-led raid in Shrublands Avenue on Tuesday, August 13.
An Army bomb squad was called to the scene after the explosive device was found at an address in the street at around 1.30pm.
The raid was not being treated a terror related, a police spokesman said.
Bomb squad and Metropolitan Police spotted in Shrublands Avenue, Oldbury (@SnapperSK)
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “On Tuesday, 13 August, officers from the Metropolitan Police Service executed an arrest enquiry for firearms offences at a residential address in Shrublands Avenue, Warley.
“Specialist officers also attended after what was believed to be a grenade was located in the house. A number of other firearms weapons were seized.
“A 52-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.
“Road closures and cordons are in place.
“This is not being treated as terror-related.”
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Two new parents have spoken of their “rollercoaster” of emotions after their holiday in Spain was brought to a halt by the shock birth of their daughter.Shannon Holbrook, from Birmingham, was just 26 weeks pregnant when she suddenly went into labour on 13 July.Scarlett-Rose, born in Alicante weighing just 2lbs, is not expected to be able to fly home until September.Family have launched a crowdfunding page to pay for Ms Holbrook and partner Matthew Beach’s living expenses.Ms Holbrook, 25, told the BBC: “I just felt scared. We’ve had good and bad days, but we’re getting through it.”She said it was hard being away from England and coping with the language barrier.Explaining the birth, Ms Holbrook said she had what she thought was period pains and wanted to go to a walk-in centre.She went into a toilet, but could not get up before her waters broke and she started giving birth.Scarlett-Rose initially had breathing difficulties, and Mr Beach, 27, said the couple had only recently been able to hold her.”It all didn’t seem real. It was like ‘What are we going to do?’ There’s just so much to sort out,” he said.”She came earlier than expected. We thought we had three months and now it’s a big rush.”We’re taking one day at a time. Scarlett is improving – that’s the main thing really.”Each day that passes is another day closer to coming home,” he said.Their daughter is now four weeks old, but still weighs just 2lbs 5oz and is expected to stay in an incubator for another four weeks.The NHS says babies born before 37 weeks are considered vulnerable to problems associated with being premature and need specialist care in hospital.Medical bills for the couple are covered by their insurance, but their hotel is an hour from their daughter’s hospital.A Gofundme page, set up by Ms Holbrook’s twin sister, has has raised more than £1,300 towards the couple’s living costs. Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.
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Former West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino has been fined after his Range Rover blocked a pavement in Birmingham.
It happened a day before the striker was caught almost three times the drink-drive limit.
The 25-year-old was charged with causing an unnecessary obstruction in Ryland Street, near the city centre, on February 17 this year.
He did not appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court and the matter was found proved in his absence on Tuesday, August 13.
Ex-West Bromwich Albion ace Saido Berahino
Brent Hill, prosecuting, said a police community support officer found the footballer’s black Range Rover parked on the pavement in Ryland Street at 2.50pm.
It was causing an obstruction, particularly to anyone with a pushchair, the court heard.
Mr Hill said the car was empy at the time.
Magistrates fined Berahino, 25, of Old Penkridge Road, Cannock, £220, ordered him to pay £110 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
In the early hours of the following day, the Range Rover was stopped in London’s West End and the Burundi-born player, who left Albion for Stoke , was found to be over the alcohol limit.
He appeared before Highbury magistrates in May and denied one charge of drink driving, claiming he was acting on the basis of “duress of circumstances”.
The player said he had drunk two mojito cocktails and had driven because he had been in fear of an armed gang who had stolen his watch, two diamond chains and a bracelet minutes earlier.
But Berahino was found guilty and was fined £75,000, ordered to pay £870 costs and was banned from driving for 30 months.
He joined Stoke in 2017 but his contract was paid up and he now plays for Zuite Waregem in the Belgian Pro League.