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Summary

  1. Taylor's low shot gives Posh the lead
  2. Fletcher's fierce volley takes tie to extra-time
  3. West Brom 4-3 winners on penalties
  4. Baggies play Reading away in fifth round
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcfacup

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Peterborough v West Brom
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Glad you binned off the cinema tonight? See we told you it would be a cracker.

And if you did sneak off for a cheeky Wednesday night out then make sure you head here to see all the highlights.

Perhaps Lee Angol won't bother...

Back to Premier League action at the weekend - see you then!

Manager reaction

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

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

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

On whether Saido Berahino, who missed a later header, will start in the Premier League: "We are going to do a lot of heading practice. that's what he's given me to think about."

Peterborough can be proud - Shearer

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Alan Shearer

Former England captain on Match of the Day

"Every player in a blue shirt can say they gave their all tonight and that is all you can ask for."

I love penalty shootouts - Foster

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Ben Foster
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And here's the Albion hero...

West Brom keeper Ben Foster talking to BBC Sport: "It wasn't easy, it was a very tough game. Fair play to Peterborough, they pushed us all the way. We knew they would try to get on top of us and they came at us from the start. It was a decent cup tie. 

"I have to apologise to our fans, I should have saved their goal. It got a deflection and some of the pace was taken out of it, it was scrappy.

"But we reacted well and got the goal back quickly. After that I thought we were the only one team that looked like scoring.

"I love shootouts! I think most goalies do. We've got nothing to lose."

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

The decisive moment which leaves Albion two wins away from Wembley...

Angol miss sends West Brom through

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Fair play to Martin Samuelsen for fronting up. I'd have told the TV producer that I had to go quickly to catch the last bus home.

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Peterborough midfielder Martin Samuelsen: "Losing a penalty shootout is the worst way to lose. 

"We dominated the game in possession, we ran the most, and it was unfair the way it happened."

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Posh teenager Martin Samuelsen, who missed on the kicks in the shootout, has composed himself to face the BBC TV cameras. But doesn't look happy about being there....

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Kevin Kilbane

Ex-Everton and Republic of Ireland winger on MOTD

"Peterborough fans can be proud of their team tonight, tiredness just caught up with them at the end."

'Posh can transfer this form into the league'

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Injured Peterborough midfielder Jack Collison on BBC One: "They put in a great shift tonight. It is a disappointing result but they can take a lot of heart from it and transfer it to the league."

Posh are currently eighth in League One, three points outside the play-offs.

West Brom through to fifth round

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Albion skipper Darren Fletcher looks like a relieved man. Not surprising seeing as he fluffed his penalty.

"That was a real tough match," he tells BBC Sport. "It was a great cup tie and someone has to go through.

"It was a terrible penalty from me, I was too busy looking the goalkeeper."

West Brom through to fifth round

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Well they made hard work of it over 210+ minutes, but West Brom are finally assured of a place in the fifth-round draw.

Next up? Championship side Reading at the Madejski Stadium on 21 February.

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

Graham Westley applauds
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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."

BreakingWEST BROM ARE THROUGH TO THE FA CUP FIFTH ROUND

Peterborough 1-1 (aet) West Brom - West Brom win 4-3 on penalties

West Brom celebrate
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Lee Angol's eyes fill up...poor lad. Albion have got themselves off the hook.

MISSED PENALTY - Peterborough 3-4 West Brom

Lee Angol

Lee Angol looks dejected
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WEST BROM ARE THROUGH! 

Long run up from Lee Angol, he shuffles up, lacks conviction...saved! Easy for Ben Foster.

GOAL - Peterborough 3-4 West Brom

James Chester

Westley can't watch. Neither can we. Chester sends the keeper the wrong way, slamming into the left corner.  

GOAL - Peterborough 3-3 West Brom

Andrew Fox

Ooof! Fox sneaks one into the bottom left corner. Foster almost gets a hand to it. Quality peno.

MISSED PENALTY - Peterborough 2-3 West Brom

Darren Fletcher

Darren Fletcher takes a penalty
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Unbelievable! Inexcusable for a man with so much experience. Fletcher skews wide of the goal!  

MISSED PENALTY - Peterborough 2-3 West Brom

Martin Samuelsen

Martin Samuelsen looks dejected
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Oh no! Samuelson has been impressive all night...until now. Never looked confident and Foster saves with his legs.

GOAL - Peterborough 2-3 West Brom

Craig Gardner

Experienced heads are needed in these situations. That's what Gardner does. He guides  one into the same side as Maddison.  

GOAL Peterborough 2-2 West Brom

Marcus Maddison

Any nerves from the young sub? No. Curls one into the left side of the net.

GOAL - Peterborough 1-2 West Brom

Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino celebrates
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Berahino is a £21m+ player apparently. He should score. He does! Straight into the bottom right corner.  

GOAL Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Michael Bostwick

Bostwick has been a hero for Peterborough tonight...and he's not let himself down. Thumping finish down the middle.  

GOAL - Peterborough 0-1 West Brom

Sebastien Pocognoli

Short run-up, nervy face. Long wait...cool left-foot into the bottom corner. Keeper sent.  

'Boys can be proud'

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Peterborough players watch on
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Peterborough midfielder Jack Collison on BBC One: "I've been very up and down, penalties are a lottery but the boys have been absolutely fantastic tonight."

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Albion to take the first penalty. A fifth-round trip to Reading awaits the winners...

FULL-TIME

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Penalties!! London Road catches its collective breath and braces itself for the shootout. 

Both teams are gathered in huddles close to the centre circle.

"Right lads, who wants one?"

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Saido Berahino
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Craig Gardner teases the free-kick to the far post, eliminating all of the Posh defence. Saido Berahino meets it...he has to score! He doesn't!!! Unbelievable miss.

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

West Brom have a free-kick on the right, just outside the penalty area. The big men go up....

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Penalties are looming. A few nervous faces in the home crowd. Unless...

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West Brom players react
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Andrew Priestley: Heroic goal-line defending by the Posh defenders tonight. They've produced some brilliant scrambled defence all night.

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Another minute, another chance. Albion midfielder Craig Gardner dinks forward a free-kick from the halfway line, Jonas Olsson can't keep his header down. Tick tock...

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Zakuani is seeing stars. He'll be alright, don't worry.

'So brave'

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on BBC One

"Marcus Maddison is going at full pelt and just dinks it. Great imagination.

"So brave from Gabriel Zakuani at the other end and he was willing to get his body on the line with that block. That caps it all and he is getting the loudest applause of the night.

"It's almost like a tug-of-war watching this game."

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Pendulum football. Albion race up the other end and almost go ahead. Craig Gardner's fierce effort is blocked on the line by Posh defender Gabriel Zakuani. Ouch, that's got to hurt.

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Cheeky! Posh sub Marcus Maddison digs one out of his feet from 20 yards...onto the roof of the net. Close.

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Tony Pulis
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"Go on Sol!" barks Albion boss Tony Pulis as Salomon Rondon charges forward. His is crowded out and Posh go on the counter...

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Scrappy stuff now. Peterborough get the ball forward quickly, Souleymane Coulibaly having a shot blocked, before Erhun Oztumer sees a low cross from the left hacked clear by the Albion defence.

YELLOW CARD

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Reckless challenge by Chris Forrester, which earns the Posh midfielder a yellow card. Craig Gardner isn't happy - he wanted more.

KICK-OFF

Peterborough 1-1 West Brom

Onward. Peterborough kick off.