BBC pundit sides with Saido Berahino... hits out at Costel Pantilimon

Saido Berahino Albion

The West Brom forward netted against the Sunderland goalkeeper on Saturday afternoon.

Dion Dublin feels Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantiimon had nothing to complain about after West Brom striker Saido Berahino nodded the ball past him on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Football.

West Brom beat Sunderland 1-0 at the Hawthorns but the visitors were unhappy with the goal that was awarded against them.

However, Dublin told the BBC: "I don't know why Costel Pantilimon is complaining because he lost control of the ball. He was trying to catch it over the head of Saido Berahino, who's about a foot shorter than him - you just want your goalkeeper to take everybody out there.

"Berahino did the right thing; put the ball in the back of the net and ask questions later."

It's not the first time Pantilimon has erred for Sunderland this season, of course, but new boss Sam Allardyce will be hoping the big shot stopper can return to his best as the Black Cats go in search of vital points in the coming weeks.

Up next for Sunderland is the all-important Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United. Both sides have struggled in recent years but this might be the derby that comes with both at their lowest point going into the fixture.

Berahino's winner is very useful indeed for West Brom, though, who end a poor run to move seven points clear of the relegation zone. Suddenly, a bad start to the season looks a lot better, with the Baggies up to 12th in the Premier League table.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch