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West Bromwich Albion win 4-3 on penalties

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom (3-4 pens)

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FA Cup: Peterborough 1-1 West Brom (3-4 pens) highlights

West Brom needed penalties to defeat League One side Peterborough in an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

With the Premier League team leading 4-3 in the shootout, Posh striker Lee Angol had his spot-kick saved by Ben Foster to take the Baggies through.

Earlier, Jon Taylor - who scored the equaliser at The Hawthorns to take the tie to a replay - put Posh ahead.

But Darren Fletcher smashed in an equaliser for the visitors, who will play Reading in the fifth round.

Like Angol, Peterborough midfielder Martin Samuelsen also had a spot-kick saved in the shootout, but his miss was cancelled out when Fletcher slid his penalty wide.

Relive West Brom's win over Peterborough

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Heartbroken Posh

On the balance of play, Posh may feel aggrieved not to have won.

Led by a superb man-of-the-match display by West Ham loanee Samuelsen, Posh looked equal to a side 36 places above them in the football pyramid.

And the team eighth in League One almost opened the scoring when Harry Beautyman's effort was blocked by a diving James Chester.

Beautyman had another chance in the first half, but allowed the ball to run across him instead of taking an instinctive shot in the area, which allowed Foster to get across to save.

Posh got their reward when Taylor latched on to a ball by Angol, ran into the area and shot across Foster to put Graham Westley's side ahead.

Unconvincing Baggies

West Brom came into the match having won just one of their past eight away matches, and without a Premier League win in five.

Manager Tony Pulis was dealt an early setback when defender Gareth McAuley had to come off injured.

But after a sustained spell of pressure from Posh, the Baggies, without a shot on target in three of their past four league games, finally found their feet late in the first half.

However, defender Chester somehow missed the target from a few yards out following a corner.

After another lull early in the second half, going behind gave them a second wind, and Fletcher scored his first FA Cup goal in eight years when he smashed home after James McClean's cross was only partially cleared.

Posh defence stop onslaught

A West Brom win seemed inevitable after the equaliser, and Pulis' side had the better of the extra 30 minutes.

But Michael Bostwick and Gabriel Zakuani, making his first start since 7 November because of injury, were equal to everything and blocked numerous attempts on goal. Zakuani's goalline clearance from Craig Gardner's half-volley was perhaps the pick of their efforts.

Saido Berahino should have won it for Albion in the final seconds but, when free at the back post, he headed Gardner's free-kick wide before penalties settled the tie.

Man of the match - Martin Samuelsen

Peterborough midfielder Martin Samuelsen (right) and West Brom's Craig Gardner
Norwegian Samuelsen (right) is on loan at Peterborough from Premier League West Ham

Manager reaction

Peterborough boss Graham Westley: "Our lads will gain so much from that experience. They performed tremendously but now we have the league to concentrate on, as any manager would say.

"I never think it's a big deal with a missed penalty. Anybody can miss a penalty. Both Martin Samuelsen and Lee Angol showed courage to go up there and will learn from the penalties they took."

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FA Cup: West Brom praise beaten Peterborough

West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "That's what the FA Cup is all about - the smaller team pushing the bigger team to the limit. Credit to them and British football. It is nerve-wracking but Peterborough should take a lot of credit.

"We want to do well in the FA Cup but it has certainly affected us with injuries and pressure on the players. I want to do well in the cup as I have tremendous respect for it."

The stats you need to know

  • This was West Brom's fourth shootout in the past three seasons (W3 D1). Only Carlisle have been involved in more during that time.
  • West Brom have reached the FA Cup fifth round in successive seasons for the first time since 2008.
  • Darren Fletcher scored his first FA Cup goal since two for Manchester United against Arsenal in February 2008.
  • Peterborough have won none of their past 24 FA Cup games against a top-tier side (D7 L17).

What next?

West Brom have a trip to Everton for a 15:00 GMT kick-off on Saturday, while Peterborough host Bradford in League One on the same day.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Alnwick
  • 6Baldwin
  • 8Bostwick
  • 5Zakuani
  • 18FoxBooked at 119mins
  • 33ForresterBooked at 108mins
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forOztumerat 105'minutes
  • 16BeautymanSubstituted forMaddisonat 99'minutes
  • 24Angol
  • 39CoulthirstSubstituted forCoulibalyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 10Oztumer
  • 11Maddison
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 50Toffolo

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 23McAuleySubstituted forPocognoliat 19'minutes
  • 3Olsson
  • 4Chester
  • 16Gamboa
  • 24Fletcher
  • 5YacobBooked at 47minsSubstituted forSessegnonat 62'minutes
  • 8Gardner
  • 14McClean
  • 33Rondón
  • 18Berahino

Substitutes

  • 10Anichebe
  • 13Myhill
  • 15Pocognoli
  • 29Sessegnon
  • 41Ward
  • 44Roberts
  • 45Leko
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
10,632

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home28
Away27
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 1(3), West Bromwich Albion 1(4).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Peterborough United 1(3), West Bromwich Albion 1(4).

Penalty saved! Lee Angol (Peterborough United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(3), West Bromwich Albion 1(4). James Chester (West Bromwich Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(3), West Bromwich Albion 1(3). Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Darren Fletcher should be disappointed.

Penalty saved! Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(2), West Bromwich Albion 1(3). Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(2), West Bromwich Albion 1(2). Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(1), West Bromwich Albion 1(2). Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1(1), West Bromwich Albion 1(1). Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1(1). Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Peterborough United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Peterborough United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Peterborough United).

Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Chester (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Gardner with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Souleymane Coulibaly (Peterborough United).

Cristian Gamboa (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Martin Samuelsen.

Attempt blocked. Souleymane Coulibaly (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Maddison with a headed pass.

Booking

Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

Second Half Extra Time begins Peterborough United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Erhun Oztumer replaces Jon Taylor.

First Half Extra Time ends, Peterborough United 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Chester.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Sébastien Pocognoli (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Harry Beautyman.

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