Logan howler helps Baggies
Leicester goalkeeper Conrad Logan literally dropped West Brom's name into the hat for Saturday's Carling Cup quarter-final draw with a clanger that will haunt him for the rest of his playing days as his side lost 4-1 at the Walkers Stadium.
The Foxes number 13 was under no pressure when he went to collect Gianni Zuiverloon's overhit long ball but he failed to hold on when having seemingly caught it, presenting Somen Tchoyi with the simplest of finishes.
The goal put Albion back in command at a crucial period in the tie just after the hour mark when Nicky Shorey's own goal had cancelled out Simon Cox's composed finish from the first half. Steven Reid and Cox adding to the scoreline late on.
The hosts were providing the greater attacking threat early on but it was Albion who broke the deadlock with their first real attack in the 21st minute. Left winger Giles Barnes beat Bruno Berner for the first time and crossed to the back post where Tchoyi found Roman Bednar, who in turn saw his shot deflected into the path of Cox, who produced an exquisite dink over Logan.
Lloyd Dyer and Paul Gallagher were looking the most threatening players for the npower Championship side and it was the latter who almost levelled matters with a free-kick which had Boaz Myhill scrambling across his goal.
West Brom could and should have been two goals to the good within minutes of the restart and Tchoyi's inch-perfect throughball deserved better from Graham Dorrans who seemed to get caught in two minds and aimed a weak, bobbling shot come cross towards the far post.
The top-flight outfit were made to pay with 53 minutes on the clock when, amid a spell of home pressure, the ball was recycled to Gallagher in acres of space on the right and his cross was deflected into his own net by half-time substitute Shorey at the near post.
Chances came at either end before Albion regained the lead in the most fortuitous of circumstances just after the hour mark. Zuiverloon's long ball from right-back looked to be a simple catch for keeper Logan but he made the biggest of clangers to present Tchoyi with the simplest of finishes.
Logan went some way to redeeming himself with an impressive save from Shorey's free-kick and Barnes' low shot. But Reid wrapped the game up as a contest in the 79th minute when he rose unmarked at the far post to head Barnes' corner into the roof of the net.
And it was left for Cox to round off the scoring with a superb long-range strike into the top corner which left Logan with no chance in the final minute.