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Northern Ireland international Gareth McAuley is West Brom hero as they go into Capital One fourth round

Northern Ireland international Gareth McAuley was on target last night to help fire West Brom into the Capital One Cup fourth round.

The centre-half volleyed home from 10 yards to level the scores at 2-2 late on and the Baggies conjured up a winner from Saido Berahino in the 88th minute.

Brown Ideye had given the Baggies the lead, the £10m man's first goal for Albion, in an unremarkable game before a thrilling finish at The Hawthorns.

Robbie Brady and Tom Ince looked to have won it for the Tigers after the visitors had hit back with their own quick-fire goals either side of the break.

But McAuley and Berahino scored in the final three minutes to rescue Alan Irvine's men.

Irvine said: "I'm delighted. It's a really good result. We felt a defeat would have been harsh on us but fortunately the changes that we made paid off and I feel we deserve to go through.

"Bournemouth away is a tough game but it's a draw I would have taken."

Tottenham edged the battle of the B teams with Nottingham Forest, sneaking into the fourth round after Ryan Mason's wonderful long-range effort inspired a late comeback victory.

It had looked like Forest would leave victorious after Jorge Grant's second-half effort, although a wonderful strike from Mason was followed up by a poacher's goal from Roberto Soldado and a fine Harry Kane attempt as Spurs ran out 3-1 victors.

Meanwhile, Paul Dummett spared Alan Pardew's blushes with an extra-time header to guide Newcastle to a 3-2 Capital One Cup victory at Crystal Palace.

Teenager Sullay Kaikai had fired a last-gasp equaliser on his senior Palace debut to deny Newcastle victory in normal time.

Palace's 19-year-old poked home in second-half injury time to stun the visitors, only for full-back Dummett to wrestle victory for the Tynesiders.

Emmanuel Riviere's brace put Newcastle on the brink of victory, before Kaikai made the score 2-2 on the brink of full-time. Dwight Gayle's penalty handed Palace a first-half lead, but Riviere then notched the first goals of his Magpies career.

The £6million summer signing from Monaco added a penalty to his clipped finish to hand the visitors the initiative.

Newcastle failed to close out victory in normal time however, Palace academy product Kaikai blasting home before Dummett's extra-time winner.

Meanwhile, Brighton breezed into the fourth round with a 3-0 victory that ended Burton's giant-killing run.

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