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Hartlepool 3-1 West Brom (aet)

Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson
Hartelpool boss Danny Wilson saw his side take a famous scalp

League One's Hartlepool produced a huge Carling Cup second-round upset as they knocked out Premier League side West Brom with two goals in extra-time.

Hartlepool almost won it in normal time, having taken the lead through Joel Porter, but on 87 minutes Robert Koren equalised to rescue West Brom.

Albion hit the bar three times as they applied intense pressure in extra-time.

But David Foley struck on 102 minutes and Richie Barker headed in three minutes later to snatch a famous win.

In a game that ebbed and flowed, there were plenty of chances for both sides.

Most notably, Anthony Sweeney cleared off his own line after Lee-Barrett had blocked Robert Koren's shot and Porter had a goal ruled out for offside.

The opening goal finally came on 61 minutes when Gary Liddle caught Leon Barnett in possession and set up Porter to slot home.

Just as it looked as though Pools had seen off their more illustrious opponents, Koren curled home a superb right-foot shot to send the tie into extra-time.

The tempo increased in the first half of extra-time with Albion rattling the woodwork three times through Luke Moore, substitute Craig Beattie and skipper Jonathan Greening.

But remarkably Hartlepool finished the opening 15 minutes 3-1 ahead after interventions from two substitutes.

First Foley got on the end of Barker's cross to put Pools ahead and then provider Barker turned goalscorer when he headed in his side's third to take the fight out of the visitors.

The home side ran down the clock after that to claim a famous scalp.


West Brom boss Tony Mowbray:
"I'm disappointed but you have to give them a lot of credit.

"They worked extremely hard for it and ultimately we weren't bright enough on the night to win.

"I would never question my team for not putting a shift in as I think they did. Hartlepool seemed to have that extra edge in front of their home crowd.

"Good luck to them as they probably deserve it.

"We gave them a sloppy goal. Our last man was caught in possession and you expect to get punished and they worked extremely hard for their chances.

"We had chances. We hit the bar twice and had a stonewall penalty turned down but it's not a night for excuses. They got though and good luck to them.

"I'm not too downhearted. We have to just get on with it. We are in the Premier League and looking forward to it.

"I think we have played exceptionally well in our two games in the top-flight so far and I'm looking forward to Saturday."


Hartlepool: Lee-Barrett, Sweeney, Nelson, Collins, Humphreys, Jones, McCunnie, Liddle, Monkhouse (Robson 57), Brown (Foley 85), Porter (Barker 85).
Subs Not Used: Budtz, Power, Mackay, Rowell.

Goals: Porter 61, Foley 102, Barker 105.

West Brom: Kiely, Hoefkens, Barnett, Meite, Cech, Koren (Pele 94), Greening, Borja Valero, Brunt (MacDonald 46), Bednar (Beattie 64), Moore.
Subs Not Used: Dorrans, Carson, Slusarski, Martis.

Booked: Bednar, MacDonald.

Goals: Koren 87.

Att: 3,387

Ref: Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire).

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