FA Cup: Anichebe frozen out in West Brom’s nervy win

Victor Anichebe against Newcastle United. Picture courtesy West Brom's official twitter handle

Victor Anichebe against Newcastle United. Picture courtesy West Brom’s official twitter handle

Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe had no role to play as West Bromwich Albion booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Peterborough United at London Road Wednesday night

Darren Fletcher’s equalized for the Baggies after Jon Taylor had given Peterborough  the lead. The two teams were then inseparable to force the shootout, and it was the Premier League outfit who held their nerve to send their spirited League One hosts crashing out.

Ben Foster saved spot kicks from Martin Samuelsen and Lee Angol as Tony Pulis’ side edged the shootout 4-3, Darren Fletcher having missed for West Brom.

Taylor scored one of Peterborough’s two late equalisers in the first game at The Hawthorns and he put his side ahead after 54 minutes, shooting low across Foster.

Fletcher levelled the scores after 71 minutes, smashing home after sustained West Brom pressure as the visitors sought to avoid an embarrassing exit to lower-league opposition.

Despite endless attempts to avoid taking the game into penalties, it went all the way after extra time was still 1-1.

Sebastien Pocognoli, Berahino, Gardner and Chester all scored from 12 yards for the visitors, but Foster was West Brom’s hero in the shootout, saving from Samuelsen and Angol, to spare the Premier League side’s