Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom: Benteke scores late penalty to seal first win for new manager Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a late penalty, as the Villans finally ended their winless drought in the Premier League to haul themselves from the drop zone, reports BBC Sport.

Prior to the game, manager Tim Sherwood promised that the hosts would start the game fast and attacking, and Villa were true to their word in the first-half. They were aggressive, confident, and should have had the game sewn up from the opening 45 minutes of action.

They did take the lead too, with a Benteke flick-on sending Gabriel Agbonlahor through on goal to slot under the onrushing Ben Foster. Villa hit the woodwork, and had a shot cleared off the line in the first-half too, but only held a slim lead at the break.

West Brom equalised minutes after the hour mark too, with Saido Berahino scoring from close range following a set piece routine.

But Villa pushed for a winner, and finally got their rewards in the last minute of normal time. West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster brought down Matty Lowton in the area, and Benteke dispatched of the spot-kick to earn Villa all three points at the death.

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