By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Home Games
Aston Villa suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of rivals West Brom, with the returning Saido Berahino scoring the winner.
The forward, who said he would never play for the Baggies again after the club blocked his move to Tottenham, tapped home just before the interval and Tim Sherwood’s men were unable to find a leveller.
Solomon Rondon went close early on and with Brad Guzan the busier of the two keepers, Darren Fletcher also forced him into a fine save with a curling effort.
The visitors found a way through minutes before the break from a move down the right, Craig Dawson leading the charge and the ball eventually finding its way to James Morrison, whose shot was diverted home by Berahino.
Rudy Gestede was introduced at half-time as the hosts went in search of a leveller, but the Baggies were still proving dangerous at the other end and Guzan had to be alert to stop a further attempt by Rondon.
Controversially, Micah thought he had scored only for the effort to be ruled out. He headed home from a Jack Grealish cross, but the referee had blown for a foul on the Villa youngster and brought play back.
Gestede missed a late chance to level and that was that, West Brom leaving with the three points and Villa still searching for a much needed win of their own.