Alan Pardew given two games to save West Bromwich Albion job

Alan Pardew given two games to save West Bromwich Albion job

Evans and Barry are two of four senior players - alongside Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill - alleged to have borrowed a taxi without permission after breaking a club curfew on a night out, driving it back to the team hotel at around 5.30am.

A Barcelona court has now decided there is not enough evidence to bring charges against the foursome.

A source from the five star The One Hotel told United Kingdom media that a group of players returned drunk after a night out.

"If he had made a decision to press charges, the case would have been continued".

Police in Spain have cleared four West Bromwich Albion players who were being investigated for the theft of a taxi in Barcelona last week.

"We freely acknowledge and apologise for the break of curfew which we accept represented a breach of the standards of professionalism required of us as representatives of West Bromwich Albion FC".

According to the police report, the four players wanted to go out in Barcelona's Olympic port but found everything closed, and so got in a taxi to go to a 24-hour fast-food restaurant.

The quartet reportedly took over a cab and drove it off McDonald's drive-through to the hotel they were staying at before abandoning the vehicle. I didn't learn they were rich footballers until later.

West Brom has won only one of their last 25 Premier League games and are in last place with 20 points, seven points away from salvation.

West Brom say they are conducting an internal investigation which could see the players pay a fine or face 90 days community service working in a soup kitchen or picking up litter.