Date: 1st February 2016 at 8:45am
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Head coach Tony Pulis has spoken of his disappointment at having to face yet another replay to decide our fate in the FA Cup this year.

Having needed a second bite of the cherry against Bristol City in the third round, Peterborough came back twice in the game at The Hawthorns on Saturday in the fourth round tie and whilst we remain in the fifth round hat, a trip to London Road now needs to be arranged.

Speaking to wba.co.uk in his post game press interviews, Pulis knew another game was the last thing we needed at the moment and he felt we should’ve killed the game off and not let them back into it.

‘It’s the last thing we wanted but it’s cup football. I thought we started well and should have put the game to bed inside the first 25 minutes but the longer the game went on, the more they came into it. Poco and Myhill left it for one another and the lad stepped in. I won’t give Peterborough any discredit because they were brilliant and worked hard in the second half. But I didn’t see them creating many chances and when Saido scored the second one I thought that would be the end of it and yet we didn’t deal with a long diagonal ball. That’s disappointing.’

With Saido Berahino hitting a well timed brace in the game to remind people of what he’s capable of with the January transfer window soon to close, Pulis admitted he was pleased with his showing but admitted with a lack of game time, he wasn’t yet as sharp as he can be.

‘Saido is a goalscorer when you put him in front of goal. But he’s not fully fit, he lacks sharpness and not as good as he was last year. We know he can do it and you can’t take away the fact that he has a wonderful talent.’

Pulis also confirmed that Serge Gnabry had now returned to Arsenal following the cancellation of his loan agreement with us.

Two decent goals from Berahino and here was the other highlight from the game.



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