Last Updated: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:03
West Brom assistant Kevin Kean admitted his side felt "deflated" after their Capital One Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Arsenal.
Manager Steve Clarke made eight changes to the side that beat Sunderland last weekend but that didn't prevent the Black Country outfit from putting in a credible performance.
After a goalless first half, Saido Berahino's 71st-minute header cancelled out Thomas Eisfeld's opener for the visitors and forced the game into extra time.
Substitute Morgan Amalfitano then struck the bar, but neither side could grab a decider and the game went to penalties.
Amalfitano and Craig Dawson missed for the hosts, allowing Nacho Monreal to stroke home the winner and seal a 4-3 shoot-out win for the Gunners.
Speaking after the game, Kean said his players were unlucky to be on the losing side after a spirited display.
"I think over the 90 minutes we probably just about shaded it and over the 120 we definitely shaded it," he said.
"So to come away without going through to the next round is rather deflating - and the lads are disappointed."
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