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17 January 2024 0 By Total Football News

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Wolves booked an FA Cup fourth-round derby trip to West Brom after local boy Nathan Fraser came off the bench to turn the replay against Brentford on its head.

Despite leading three times in the tie overall, and playing 80 minutes with a man advantage in the first game, Brentford were unable to secure victory as Matheus Cunha's extra-time penalty sent Wolves through.

Brentford struck early in both halves.

Former Wolves defender Nathan Collins had the Bees in front after 13 minutes but Nelson Semedo levelled for the hosts before the break.

Neal Maupay restored Brentford's advantage seven minutes after the restart and then it was Fraser's turn to strike back.

The 18-year-old was born and raised in Wolverhampton and came through the club's academy. He had only been on the field two for two minutes when he drove a superb effort into the far corner.

Fraser must have thought he had won it two minutes later when another powerful shot was somehow kept out by Strakosha to ensure the contest went to extra time.

It took a controversial penalty to swing the tie in the hosts' favour, Brentford complaining bitterly as Pedro Neto hit the deck.

However, referee Andrew Madley was unmoved, VAR Graham Scott backed him up and Cunha set up Wolves' first meeting with West Brom in front of supporters since 2012, given the Premier League encounters three years ago were both played in empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic.