Anichebe’s Brace Fires West Brom Into FA Cup 5th RND

Nigeria international Victor Anichebe scored a brace to send West Bromwich Albion into the fifth round of the Budweiser FA Cup in a 2-1 win over Birmingham City on Saturday.

The ex-Everton striker fired in a left-footed shot from the box inside the left upright from Saido Berahino’s through ball in the 24th minute to place the Baggies in ascendancy.

Anichebe doubled his tally ten minutes later via another left-footed effort, which flew past goalkeeper Darren Randolph, again from Berahino’s assist.

Victor Anichebe Celebrates His Goal Against Birmingham City at St. Andrews Stadium in an FA Cup 4th Round. Image: Getty.
Victor Anichebe Celebrates His Goal Against Birmingham City at St. Andrews Stadium in an FA Cup 4th Round. Image: Getty.

Blues defender Jonathan Grounds halved his side’s deficit in first half injury time, poking home inside the right post from 12 yards from Lloyd Dyer’s assist.

Anichebe later paved way for compatriot Brown Ideye in the 81st minute

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