Baggies edge past Yeovil
High-flying West Brom avoided an upset after securing a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Yeovil in a pulsating Capital One Cup second round clash.
Two goals from Shane Long and strikes from Chris Brunt and Craig Dawson cancelled out two headers by ex-Baggie Reuben Reid to book the Premier League side's place in the third round.
Yeovil's early pressure paid off on 15 minutes when a teasing free-kick by midfielder Ed Upson from the left was glanced past Bo Myhill by striker Reid, but the away side grew into the game as the first half developed, and drew level on 40 minutes after a sensational 35-yard strike by Brunt.
The visitors took the lead as the game entered added time in the first half. An inswinging corner by Brunt was fumbled by Stech and the ball fell to the feet of the prowling Long, who was on hand to find the net from close range.
Only three minutes after the break the League One side drew level. A raking ball from McAllister found Sam Foley down the left, who delivered an inch-perfect cross for Reid to head his second goal past his former employers.
However, the Premier League side took control as the second half developed, retaking the lead on 73 minutes when Yassine El Ghanassy's strike hit team-mate Dawson and flew in. Long then bagged his second and booked his side's place in the next round after 82 minutes with a clinical left-footed strike.