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September 25, 2013 8:00 PM BST
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ R. Madley‎
Attendance:‬ 18649‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 1-1 Arsenal (3-4 on pens)

After Thomas Eisfeld's opener was cancelled out by Saido Berahino's header, Arsene Wenger's side required penalties to set up a Capital One Cup fourth-round tie with Chelsea

By Chris Davie

  • Luke Daniels
    4
    8
    3.00

    Luke Daniels

    Was not tested by Arsenal's forwards during the entire first half and could do little to keep out Thomas Eisfeld neatly taken opener after the restart. Saved Serge Gnabry's tame penalty in the shoot-out.

  • Goran Popov
    9
    6
    3.00

    Goran Popov

    Defended well against Gnabry, while his dangerous cross in the second half from the left flank should have been met by one of West Brom's forwards.

  • Diego Lugano
    7
    5
    3.00

    Diego Lugano

    Had no problem handling Nicklas Bendtner around the penalty area. Despite this being only his second appearance for West Brom following his arrival in the summer, the 32-year-old was an assured and alert presence at the back.

  • Craig Dawson
    3
    8
    2.50

    Craig Dawson

    Allowed Thomas Eisfeld to elude him for the game's opening goal but made up for it by a last-ditch challenge on Bendtner with the Dane clear through on goal. Sliced his penalty well wide of the target.

  • Steven Reid
    6
    6
    2.50

    Steven Reid

    Was largely untroubled by Ryo Miyaichi and used his opportunities to venture forward to aid West Brom's attack. Got his side off to the perfect start in the shoot-out with a firm penalty.

  • Graham Dorrans
    3
    7
    3.00

    Graham Dorrans

    Handled Arsenal's midfield trio alongside Youssuf Mulumbu but was the more assured in possession out of the two.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    7
    6
    2.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    The central midfielder was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Isaac Hayden which left him in a heap. Kept West Brom moving but his passing in the attacking third was wayward.

  • Stéphane Sessegnon
    15
    8
    3.00

    Stéphane Sessegnon Top of the Match

    The Benin international was West Brom's brightest outlet as he tried to conjure chances for his team-mates. His direct dribbles often posed problems for Carl Jenkinson and Arsenal's midfield, while his passing was often accurate. An encouraging display overall.

  • Shane Long
    3
    5
    2.50

    Shane Long

    Did not make a significant contribution in the match until the 71st minute when his floated cross was met by Saido Berahino, who headed home West Brom's equaliser.

  • Scott Sinclair
    3
    21
    1.50

    Scott Sinclair Flop of the Match

    Had very few opportunities to shine and was, at times, wasteful in possession. Squandered a clear-cut chance at the end of extra-time by slicing a shot wide from eight yards out. A difficult evening for the 24-year-old.

  • Saido Berahino
    8
    6
    3.00

    Saido Berahino

    The 20-year-old, who scored a hat-trick in the last round of the competition against Newport County, looked bright but his end product in the final third looked raw and he squandered possession far too easily. His headed equaliser from Shane Long's cross was well guided though and that was his only clear chance of the match.

Substitutions

  • James Morrison
    5
    5
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Replaced Youssouf Mulumbu to reinforce the midfield and did his job well. His expertly taken penalty put West Brom 3-1 up in the shoot-out after Gnabry's miss.

  • Morgan Amalfitano
    1
    6
    2.00

    Morgan Amalfitano

    Came on for Saido Berahino and rattled the crossbar in extra-time with a sharp shot inside Arsenal's box. Missed his penalty.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    2
    6
    2.50

    Markus Rosenberg

    Replaced Shane Long in extra-time and could have won it for West Brom but his shot was cleared off the line in the closing stages. Struck his side's second penalty straight down the middle and in.

  • Lukasz Fabianski
    60
    2
    2.50

    Lukasz Fabianski

    Had very little to do in the first half as West Brom's attacks fizzled out when they edged closer to goal. Met Youssuf Mulumbu's rasping drive with a firm save after the break and while he was static for Berahino's equaliser, he was not helped out by his equally statuesque defence.

  • Carl Jenkinson
    61
    4
    2.50

    Carl Jenkinson

    Surged forward on a number of occasions in the first half in an attempt to get Arsenal's attack moving but his final ball let him down.

  • Isaac Hayden
    46
    9
    2.00

    Isaac Hayden

    The 18-year-old was assured in possession as Arsenal's midfield anchor on his debut but he was lucky to stay on the pitch after a hefty, over-the-ball challenge on Youssuf Mulumbu in the 33rd minute.

  • Monreal
    63
    1
    2.50

    Monreal

    Dealt with the energetic Berahino with ease but offered little going forward. Scored the penalty which put Arsenal through to the fourth round.

  • Per Mertesacker
    63
    5
    2.50

    Per Mertesacker

    The Germany international was largely untroubled at the back in the first half but he should have got closer to Berahino, who was left unmarked and nodded in West Brom's equaliser.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    64
    2
    2.50

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Looked composed alongside Per Mertesacker and restricted West Brom to very few chances to even get on the end of loose crosses.

  • Mikel Arteta
    59
    2
    2.50

    Mikel Arteta

    Coped with everything West Brom could muster in their attacking half and looked comfortable in possession.

  • Ryo Miyaichi
    45
    24
    2.00

    Ryo Miyaichi

    Drifted in and out of the game too easily and really struggled to consistently test Steven Reid.

  • Thomas Eisfeld
    76
    1
    3.00

    Thomas Eisfeld

    Had very few touches of the ball in the first half and could not find a way to influence Arsenal's attack as the furthest forward central midfielder. His first clear-cut chance of the game, however, was superbly taken with a low finish past Luke Daniels.

  • Nicklas Bendtner
    78
    25
    3.00

    Nicklas Bendtner

    His return to action did not get off to the best start after he clattered into the post in an attempt to get on the end of Ryo Miyaichi's cross. Had little service in the first half but held up the ball well overall, was tidy in possession and provided a superb through pass to assist Thomas Eisfeld's goal. Dithered on chance in extra-time but scored penalty in the shoot-out.

  • Serge Gnabry
    44
    16
    2.00

    Serge Gnabry

    The 18-year-old looked brighter against Stoke City last Saturday than he did here. Failed to make a significant impact on the right wing and his final ball often let him down. Played a neat ball through to Bendtner in extra-time but the Dane could not take his chance.

Substitutions

  • Héctor Bellerín
    55
    4
    2.50

    Héctor Bellerín

    Replaced Mikel Arteta in extra-time as the Spaniard pulled up with cramp.

  • Kristoffer Olsson
    53
    4
    2.50

    Kristoffer Olsson

    Came on for Isaac Hayden in the 84th minute for his first-team debut. Calmly tucked away his penalty.

  • Chuba Akpom
    56
    9
    2.50

    Chuba Akpom

    Replaced Thomas Eisfled in the 82nd minute but was unable to make a significant impact. His penalty pulled Arsenal level in the shoot-out.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Negredo Negredo
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Striker
Manchester City
6 0
Lee Tomlin Lee Tomlin
Striker
Middlesbrough
5 2
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Manchester United
4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
Striker
West Brom
4 1