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Pulis bemoans Posh draw

Pulis: Saido still lacks sharpness

TONY Pulis conceded that an FA Cup fourth round replay was the last thing his Albion side needed - but felt the Baggies should have finished the game off.

Saido Berahino scored a brace for the hosts but Peterborough twice fought back.

Pulis wasn't impressed with the manner of Posh's goals.
It's the last thing we wanted but it's cup football. 
I thought we started well and should have put the game to bed inside the first 25 minutes but the longer the game went on, the more they came into it.
Poco and Myhill left it for one another and the lad stepped in. 
I won't give Peterborough any discredit because they were brilliant and worked hard in the second half. 
But I didn't see them creating many chances and when Saido scored the second one I thought that would be the end of it and yet we didn't deal with a long diagonal ball. That's disappointing.

On goalscorer Saido Berahino
Saido is a goalscorer when you put him in front of goal. But he's not fully fit, he lacks sharpness and not as good as he was last year.
We know he can do it and you can't take away the fact that he has a wonderful talent.

* Meanwhile, Albion can confirm that Serge Gnabry has returned to Arsenal after his loan agreement was terminated.