Kenneth Zohore’s first half goal was enough to see Albion through to the fourth round of the FA Cup as they defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0 at The Valley.

This was a tie where both sides rested the majority of their first team players as Charlton made nine changes and Albion made 11.

Albion controlled the majority the game, building the ball up nicely but crucially missing the end product.

Rakeem Harper had the first of the opportunities twisting and shooting with his left foot, but straight at the the Addicks keeper Dillon Phillips.

In the 32nd minute, the Baggies got themselves in front. Zohore linking up nicely with Kyle Edwards, who threaded the ball back through for the Dane, who from a narrow angle slotted the ball under Phillips’ legs for his first goal from open play this season.

Albion were looking to double their lead quickly, and Harper threatened to do just that, shooting over the bar from the edge of the box following a corner.

In the second half, the hosts were aiming to get back into the game and threatened early on with debutant Andre Green forcing Jonathan Bond in to an impressive save.

The Baggies really should have doubled their lead and killed the tie off late on, as Chris Brunt clipped an effort onto the bar, before Phillips saved from Charlie Austin’s rebound.

Austin then crashed the post whilst Albion were on the counter attack, driving the ball low towards the bottom far corner and was left puzzled as to how he didn’t get on the scoresheet this afternoon.

Charlton had the last two glorious chances of the game, both falling to substitute Tomer Hemed. He firstly, crashed the bar with an effort as Sarr headed the ball back across the face of goal from the cross. He then shot narrowly over the bar with the last kick of the game and the Baggies held on to book their place in round four.

This will be a much needed confidence booster as the Baggies earn their first win in five games.

Here’s how we rated the WBA players in the 1-0 win: