Published: Mon, February 19, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

West Brom players under investigation for alleged taxi theft in Spain

West Brom players under investigation for alleged taxi theft in Spain

Gabbiadini has bagged just three goals this term and is struggling for fluency with Saints, but could be handed a start in Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round clash at West Brom.

The Albion manager admitted beforehand his job security was weak after Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermore broke a curfew on a team-bonding trip to Barcelona at 5.30am on Thursday to appropriate the taxi that had taken them to a fastfood outlet.

"In hindsight, after the incident, would I have gone? No".

Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea face a replay on February 27 after their fifth-round clash at Hillsborough ended goalless on Saturday.

The club said it had "instigated its own investigation into the incident" and said the players "will be subject to the full rigours of our internal disciplinary procedures".

Earlier this week, the club sacked chairman John Williams and chief executive Martin Goodman due to poor results on the field this season.

Grzegorz Krychowiak pinged a diagonal ball over the top towards the back post and Rondon took it in his stride, smashing his left-footed volley home in a manner that can only be described as Van Basten-esque.

Alan Pardew's men pushed and pushed for an equaliser despite a late effort from James Ward-Prowse, but Southampton ran out winners to a chorus of boos in what was an enthralling cup tie.

"They eventually returned it to their hotel and we got a call from the receptionist saying they had parked outside the hotel".

"Gareth Barry was OK today but I thought Jonny was very good in the circumstances".

Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City face an unwanted replay after an insipid 0-0 draw on Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal's return to Hillsborough.

"It's a score nobody wants", said Carvalhal. "Then we get a great goal and there was a grandstand finish".

A win over the Baggies would see the Saints through to the last eight of the FA Cup, having beaten both Fulham and Watford to reach this stage.

After a 15-minute delay to kick-off due to traffic disruption, Jurgen Locadia opened his Brighton account after a club record move from PSV Eindhoven.

Jonson Clarke-Harris, who hit the woodwork in the second half, grabbed a consolation goal for Coventry with 13 minutes remaining as the 1987 winners turn their attentions to promotion from the fourth tier. Jonson Clarke-Harris scored Coventry's consolation.

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