Football: Harford's West Brom hint

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Ray Harford, the former Blackburn manager, watched West Bromwich Albion twice come from behind last night to win 3-2 at St Andrew's and hand their bitter local rivals, Birmingham, only their second home defeat of the season. Harford's presence fuelled rumours that he could fill the managerial vacancy at The Hawthorns.

Bob Taylor, playing because of an injury to Paul Peschisolido, marked his 30th birthday with two goals, settling the Nationwide First Division derby in the last minute. But Birmingham have only themselves to blame for not taking the three points after dominating for long spells, with Anders Limpar outstanding.

It was a bad night for Biringham's former manager, Barry Fry, too. He missed the chance to return to his old club in the FA Cup when Wrexham scored three times in seven second-half minutes to send his Peterborough side to a 4-2 home defeat in the fourth round.

Ken Charlery put Peterborough ahead in the 20th minute. Peter Ward headed Wrexham level four minutes later, but Carl Griffiths restored the Posh lead in the 47th. Steve Watkin equalised in the 57th minute, and a minute later Kevin Russell, who scored against West Ham in the previous round, put them in front and added a fourth in the 64th minute.