Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher relieved penalty miss was not costly



Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher admits he was relieved that his penalty miss did not come back to haunt him as West Brom survived a mighty FA Cup scare.

The former Manchester United player’s stunning 71st minute goal brought the Baggies level at Peterborough on Wednesday and the tie went to penalties after the two teams could not be separated after extra-time.

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Fletcher’s equaliser flew into the top corner

Fletcher wasted the chance to put Tony Pulis’ side in command from 12 yards but goalkeeper Ben Foster bailed him out after he kept out Lee Angol’s spot kick.

Fletcher said: “They had missed one just before I missed my penalty, it was a terrible from me.

“I was too busy looking at the goalkeeper rather than concentrating on what I was doing but Ben came up with another save and we’re through.

“That was a real tough match, their work rate and energy made it a real cup tie.

“They were the better team for the first 20 minutes but I thought once we settled down we had some real good chances as well.

“Overall I thought we had the better chances and fortunately we’ve gone through on penalties.”