Barcelona & Southampton: A bad few days for West Brom
The big rumour in the Sun on Monday morning was that Alan Pardew could be about to get the chop.
It’s been a bad few days for West Brom both on and off the pitch.
On it, the Baggies were knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend by Southampton.
Wesley Hoedt opened for the Saints after just 11 minutes, while Southampton doubled their lead through Dusan Tadic in the 56th.
A tremendous volley from Salomon Rondon brought West Brom back into the contest, but the Baggies were unable to find an equaliser.
That result came off the back of the club’s short trip to Barcelona.
Four West Brom players got into serious trouble after they ‘stole a taxi’ on their Spanish trip.
Those players were Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermore.
West Brom face ‘no action’
On Monday afternoon West Brom have received some welcomed good news.
As confirmed in the Times, none of the West Brom players involved in the taxi incident will face charges:
The four West Bromwich Albion players accused of stealing a taxi during a training break in Barcelona will not face court action, according to sources in Spain.
The four players were accused of taking the car from a McDonald’s drive-through restaurant while their driver was collecting food for them, and then abandoning it outside the five-star hotel where they were staying. Police sources say that the taxi was returned to its driver around 8am.
Jonny Evans has since been stripped of the captain’s armband. But will Evans outlive Pardew at the Hawthorns?
While the past couple of transfer windows have seen plenty of Jonny Evans exit talks, Pardew only has a couple of games to save his job according to the Sun.
West Brom, who are bottom of the Premier League, have now lost their last four matches in a row.
They take on Huddersfield next weekend in the Premier League at the Hawthorns.