Tim Sherwood claimed his first 3 points as manager of Aston Villa as he watched his side overcome a much improved West Brom side 2-1.
With the Villains looking precariously close to the drop, it seemed unlikely that the old seasoned dog that is Tony Pulis would relinquish such points to the yappy young upstart, as it would turn out the big man up front, Christian Benteke, stole the win deep in injury time.
In a vast change to previous matches, Villa showed quick attacking football with the two up top, Agbonlahor nad Benteke, looking particularly dangerous. The home side took a deserved lead when Agbonlahor combined with the Belgian to give his side the advantage 22 minutes in.
With Sherwood’s side running out of steam, the Baggies played their way into the game after a disastrous start, Saido Berahino eventually equalising after Brunt played the ball into the home sides 6 yard box.
With a draw the likely result moving into injury time, Ben Foster capped a nervy performance by bringing down Matt Lowton in the area. Up stepped Benteke to put the ball away from the spot, sending his manager and the rest of the side into absolute hysterics.
Aston Villa 2: Agbonlahor 22′ Benteke 90′ (pen)
West Brom 1: Berahino 66′
FT 90 +5
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