West Brom hold nerve to knock Peterborough out of FA Cup on penalties

10 February 2016 10:35
West Bromwich Albion’s desire to ensure the final third of their season amounts to something more than a grim battle against relegation was tested to the very limit by Peterborough United. Jon Taylor’s low shot saw the League One side take a thoroughly deserved second-half lead, and after a well-struck equaliser from Darren Fletcher took the tie into extra-time, both sides created chances to win a hugely entertaining encounter before the Baggies came through 4-3 on penalties.That one of Peterborough’s penalties was missed by Martin Samuelsen was harsh in the extreme. The 18-year-old Norwegian midfielder, on loan from West Ham, was outstanding throughout, but then so too were his team-mates. Such was their verve, energy, application and skill, at times it was difficult to say which was the side from the higher level. Related: Peterborough United 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (WBA win 4-3 on pens): FA Cup fourth round replay – as it happened Related: Barry Fry sees bright future for Peterborough after West Brom replay Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian