Brown Ideye was the man of the match as his brace helped West Brom into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 victory over West Ham at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
West Brom are into their first FA Cup quarter-final since 2008 after Brown Ideye’s brace helped ensure a 4-0 win over Premier League rivals West Ham.
The Nigeria international striker – who has found form following the recent appointment of Tony Pulis at The Hawthorns – scored either side of James Morrison’s first-half stunner to help seal progression against 10-man West Ham.
The hosts led after 20 minutes courtesy of Ideye’s third goal in as many games and again made the most of their first-half dominance to double the advantage before the break.
While Adrian got a touch to Morrison’s long-range strike shortly before the interval, the West Ham goalkeeper could not keep it out, with Ideye’s second early in the second half effectively ending the game as a contest.
West Ham – without the injured trio of Andy Carroll, James Collins and Winston Reid – almost gained a foothold when Gareth McAuley cleared Diafra Sakho’s header off the line.
However, the dismissal of Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino’s 72nd-minute strike capped a dismal outing for Sam Allardyce as Pulis’ men eased into the last eight.