Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom: Berahino goal seals derby victory for Pulis

Aston Villa 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

  • 39" Saido Berahino

Ref: Martin Atkinson
Attendance: 36,321

Villa Park Outside

Saido Berahino struck the winner for West Brom against Aston Villa.

Aston Villa slipped to another defeat this afternoon as West Bromwich Albion claimed bragging rights in this West Midlands derby with a 1-0 victory.

Villa suffered heartbreak at Leicester City last weekend having led 2-0 only to lose 3-2, and Tim Sherwood's men didn't fare much better this afternoon either.

Tony Pulis' Baggies left Villa Park with all three points this afternoon - and it just had to be Saido Berahino that notched the winning goal.

The striker's future at West Brom has been uncertain for the last month, and manager Pulis left him on the bench for last weekend's 0-0 draw against Southampton.

Today though, the 22-year-old hit the winning goal, as he diverted James Morrison's goalbound strike in to the back of the net in the first half.

Villa pushed for an equaliser in the second half, but West Brom stood strong and claimed all three points in a morale-boosting victory for Pulis and his Baggies side.

For Villa, it's just four points from six games, with Sherwood's side struggling for form after signing so many signings over the summer.

Statistics

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion

Possession

59.8%
40.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Jordan Amavi
  • Alan Hutton
  • Micah Richards
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Carles Gil
  • Jack Grealish
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes

  • Rudy Gestede
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Joe Cole
  • Mark Bunn

West Bromwich Albion

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Chris Brunt
  • Jonny Evans
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Craig Dawson
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Claudio Yacob
  • James Morrison
  • Saido Berahino
  • Salomón Rondón
  • James McClean

Substitutes

  • Rickie Lambert
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Craig Gardner
  • Callum McManaman
  • Serge Gnabry
  • James Chester

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