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West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Hull City

Gareth McAuley celebrates

West Brom scored two goals in the last four minutes to overcome Hull in the Capital One Cup third round.

The Baggies' £10m record signing Brown Ideye poked in before Tom Ince smashed home an equaliser.

Robbie Brady latched on to a Hatem Ben Arfa through-ball to put Hull in front but the tables were turned in a dramatic finale.

Centre-half Gareth McAuley volleyed home an equaliser from 10 yards and Saido Berahino slotted the winner.

Liam O'Neil, Sebastian Blanco and Cristian Gamboa all made their full debuts in a West Brom side showing several changes from the one that beat Tottenham 1-0 at the weekend.

The hosts took the lead on 15 minutes when O'Neil's cross landed perfectly for Blanco. He was denied from point blank range by Steve Harper, only for Ideye to stab in from two yards.

The Nigeria international injured himself in scoring the goal and had to be replaced by Georgios Samaras.

Hatem Ben Arfa (left)
Hatem Ben Arfa (left) caught the eye on his first start for Hull

Hull turned the game in the space of 10 minutes either side of half-time.

Yannick Sagbo found Brady scampering down the right and he crossed for the unmarked Ince to score at the far post.

Five minutes into the second half, Ben Arfa wriggled inside from the wing and split the Baggies defence with a pass, which allowed Brady to collect and find the corner of the net.

Hull were inches away from adding to their lead when David Myler's volley arrowed wide before Albion began their late rally.

Harper denied Claudio Yacob and Berahino but could do nothing to stop McAuley's crisp volley through a crowd after Hull had failed to clear a corner.

One minute later, Silvestre Varela slipped the ball through to Berahino and the England Under-21 squeezed it past Harper from a tight angle to set up a last-16 tie away to Bournemouth.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine:

"Brown Ideye has rocked his ankle when he scored so it was a bitter-sweet moment.

"On one hand he scored, on the other he had to go off. He'll be happier because the pressure goes on strikers when they don't score.

"He shows in training he's a good finisher and it was a shame he had to go off but I don't think it's too bad."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"We are really close to having a really good team and a really good squad. It's frustrating, as you can imagine.

"With three minutes left you are thinking 'I'm going to leave this alone'.

"We were so comfortable you are thinking it's going to be us to score another. The third one is a lack of concentration and we were probably in a state of shock after what happened."


West Brom

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Myhill
  • 23McAuley
  • 14Davidson
  • 3Olsson
  • 16GamboaBooked at 71mins
  • 20O'Neil
  • 21MulumbuSubstituted forVarelaat 75'minutes
  • 5Yacob
  • 28Blanco
  • 9IdeyeSubstituted forSamarasat 21'minutes
  • 10AnichebeSubstituted forBerahinoat 59'minutes


  • 1Foster
  • 2Wisdom
  • 18Berahino
  • 25Dawson
  • 27Varela
  • 30Samaras
  • 36Nabi


Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 22Harper
  • 5Chester
  • 3Figueroa
  • 2Rosenior
  • 15McShane
  • 7MeylerSubstituted forMaguireat 85'minutes
  • 11BradySubstituted forAlukoat 89'minutes
  • 34Ben Arfa
  • 4BruceBooked at 64minsSubstituted forLivermoreat 64'minutes
  • 20Sagbo
  • 23Ince


  • 8Huddlestone
  • 9Hernández
  • 12Maguire
  • 14Livermore
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 18Jelavic
  • 24Aluko
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 3, Hull City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 3, Hull City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Claudio Yacob.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Robbie Brady.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! West Bromwich Albion 3, Hull City 2. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Silvestre Varela.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! West Bromwich Albion 2, Hull City 2. Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by James Chester.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Georgios Samaras (West Bromwich Albion) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by James Chester.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sebastián Blanco (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Silvestre Varela (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces David Meyler because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Steve Harper.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Jason Davidson (West Bromwich Albion).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Silvestre Varela replaces Youssuf Mulumbu.

  19. Post update

    Dangerous play by Georgios Samaras (West Bromwich Albion).

  20. Post update

    (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.