Friday 18 January 2019

Baggies rally to tame the Tigers

West Brom left it very late to secure their passage into the fourth round of the League Cup with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Hull City at the Hawthorns.

Brown Ideye gave the hosts the lead after reacting to a parried shot from Sebastian Blanco's header but his celebrations were short-lived when he was forced off with an injury moments later.

Tom Ince equalised with his first goal since arriving at the club after a close-range finish from Robbie Brady's cross gave Boas Myhill no chance.

On loan signing Hatem Ben Arfa, playing his first game since his move from Newcastle, then supplied a moment of magic with a defence-splitting pass that was slotted home by Brady.

But the Baggies fought back and earned an unlikely victory in the dying minutes with two quick-fire strikes from Gareth McCauley and then the winner by Saido Berahino.

Tottenham edged the battle of the B teams with Nottingham Forest, sneaking through into the Capital One Cup fourth round after Ryan Mason's wonderful long-range effort inspired a late comeback victory.

A combined total of 20 changes were made by Mauricio Pochettino and Stuart Pearce at White Hart Lane.

It had looked like Forest would leave victorious after Jorge Grant's second-half effort, although a wonderful strike from Mason was followed up by a poacher's goal from Roberto Soldado and a fine Harry Kane attempt as Spurs ran out 3-1 victors.

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