Pulis revels in cup progression

West Brom manager Tony Pulis was delighted to see his team through to the next round of the FA Cup thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Peterborough United on Wednesday.

Jon Taylor scored after 55 minutes for the Posh before Darren Fletcher equalised for the Baggies in the 71st minute, setting up extra time at London Road Stadium.

Fletcher would go on to miss his penalty, but Sebastien Pocognoli, Saido Berahino, Craig Gardner, and James Chester all converted to send West Brom though at the expense of their League One rivals.

"You've got to give full credit to Peterborough," Pulis said after the match. "The only disappointing thing for them is that they've been knocked out.

"To come to Peterborough who are a couple of leagues lower, the way they played was absolutely fantastic and their manager, players and supporters deserve so much credit."

The fourth round replay (after the first match finished 2-2 at The Hawthorns) reminded Pulis of his own early memories of the competition, and made him all the more pleased to see his team through to the fifth round, where they will face Reading.

"It's very special to me in lots of ways," he added. "I love this competition, it's a wonderful competition. It brings back memories of being a young boy in South Wales.

"The FA Cup and the European Cup were the main games on the TV. We are pleased and I am pleased because the FA Cup is about getting to the next round, no matter how you do it and that is what we have done."