EFL Cup - Fourth Round
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Bournemouth 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Eunan O'Kane scores
Eunan O'Kane struck to open the scoring with his first goal of the season on 49 minutes

Bournemouth reached the last eight of the League Cup for the first time as Callum Wilson's late strike knocked out West Bromwich Albion.

The home side, who merited victory, led when Junior Stanislas fed Eunan O'Kane to drill his first of the season.

Wilson ran clear to finish right footed immediately after West Brom levelled through a Tommy Elphick own goal.

Cherries in uncharted territory - Howe

Chris Baird and Youssouf Mulumbu headed over late on but the Championship club are now two rounds from Wembley.

It is a sign of a remarkable transformation for a side who, six years ago, started the League Two season with a 17-point deduction for exiting administration in an incorrect manner, but now sit fourth in the second tier and are enjoying their best League Cup run.

Their meeting with West Brom was their first appearance in the last 16 for 51 years, but manager Eddie Howe said cup matches were "free games" ahead of kick-off, with his focus on their league campaign.

His relaxed nature was visible in his players, who though sometimes lacking cutting edge, attacked with the freedom of a side who have scored 12 goals without reply in their last three league outings.

Eddie Howe and Alan Irvine
The last time Bournemouth beat West Brom, manager Eddie Howe (left) scored the winner in a 1-0 FA Cup third round win in 1999

Despite an 8-0 win at Birmingham on Saturday, Howe made 10 changes - as did Albion boss Alan Irvine.

The result was a game full of intent, which was also littered with penalty appeals. Craig Dawson - the only West Brom player to retain his starting place after Saturday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace - was the first who appeared to handball in the area.

The appeal was waved away, but Bournemouth led shortly after the break when O'Kane raced on to a ball from the impressive Stanislas to drive right-footed into the bottom corner.

West Brom responded and had a strong penalty appeal of their own turned down when Elphick slipped and handled in the area.

But the Cherries' centre-back was less fortunate when he turned a Georgios Samaras cross into his own goal with five minutes remaining.

The Baggies - with top-scorer Saido Berahino on off the bench - seemed to have been dealt a reprieve but substitute Wilson ran clear to scuff a shot across keeper Boaz Myhill and into the corner.

Baird connected with Berahino's cross from 10 yards at the death but his header sailed over and Bournemouth will eagerly await Wednesday's quarter-final draw.

Eunan O'Kane scored his first goal of the season four minutes after the break
Eunan O'Kane scored his first goal of the season four minutes after the break
Callum WIlson scores
Callum Wilson was a second-half substitute and struck the winner with four minutes to spare
Bournemouth celebrate
Bournemouth achieved a record 8-0 league win at the expense of Birmingham on Saturday and are now in the League Cup's last eight for the first time

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Camp
  • 15A Smith
  • 5Elphick
  • 38Cargill
  • 14HarteBooked at 26mins
  • 20FraserSubstituted forFrancisat 75'minutes
  • 4Gosling
  • 32O'KaneBooked at 15mins
  • 19Stanislas
  • 18KermorgantSubstituted forMacDonaldat 88'minutes
  • 9RantieSubstituted forWilsonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Francis
  • 10Pitman
  • 11Daniels
  • 13Wilson
  • 16MacDonald
  • 25Flahavan
  • 30Ritchie

West Brom

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 13Myhill
  • 16Gamboa
  • 25DawsonBooked at 8mins
  • 23McAuley
  • 14Davidson
  • 21MulumbuBooked at 39mins
  • 20O'NeilSubstituted forSessegnonat 63'minutes
  • 4Baird
  • 28BlancoSubstituted forBerahinoat 75'minutes
  • 9IdeyeSubstituted forSamarasat 55'minutes
  • 10Anichebe

Substitutes

  • 1Foster
  • 2Wisdom
  • 8Gardner
  • 18Berahino
  • 29Sessegnon
  • 30Samaras
  • 34Roofe
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
11,296

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 2, West Bromwich Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, West Bromwich Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Simon Francis.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Yann Kermorgant.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Bournemouth 2, West Bromwich Albion 1. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Smith.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Tommy Elphick, Bournemouth. Bournemouth 1, West Bromwich Albion 1.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Georgios Samaras (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Youssuf Mulumbu.

  10. Post update

    Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Gareth McAuley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Simon Francis replaces Ryan Fraser.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Saido Berahino replaces Sebastián Blanco.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ian Harte (Bournemouth).

  17. Post update

    Cristian Gamboa (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Callum Wilson replaces Tokelo Rantie.