Arsenal beat Baggies on pens
Arsenal beat West Brom in a penalty shootout after their Capital One Cup third-round tie finished 1-1 after extra time.
Steve Clarke's Baggies largely bossed proceedings in a quiet first half, with Graham Dorrans wasting some set-piece opportunites before Steven Reid's 25-yard free-kick was tipped over the crossbar by Lukasz Fabianski.
They kept the momentum going after the break and Youssouf Mulumbu had his head in his hands on the hour mark when his sweetly-struck half-volley from 20 yards was palmed over by the Arsenal keeper.
That save took on more importance when the Gunners opened the scoring on 61, when Nicklas Bendtner - returning to the starting XI for the first time in more than two years - threaded a superb throughball to Thomas Eisfeld, who took a fantastic first touch before sidefooting the ball past Luke Daniels.
The lead only lasted 10 minutes, though, as Shane Long lifted a cross into the box from the right side, finding Saido Berahino who headed a powerful header past Lukasz Fabianski.
Albion pushed hard for a winning goal in the closing stages but failed to trouble the visiting backline - and the game went to extra time, with Bendtner going through one on one in the first period only to take too much time and allow the home defence to close him down and clear the danger.
In the second period it was all Albion, with Morgan Amalfitano thumping a right-footed strike against the crossbar before Markus Rosenberg and Scott Sinclair spurned good chances in the closing stages.
The game went to a penalty shootout, with a fourth-round tie at home against Chelsea the incentive for both teams - and it was Arsenal who won 4-3 after Craig Dawson and Amalfitano missed spot-kicks for the Baggies.
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