Late Benteke penalty earns Villa 2-1 win over West Brom

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Christian Benteke converted an injury-time penalty to earn Aston Villa a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, ending the team’s seven-match losing run in the Premier League and provisionally lifting it out of the relegation zone.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster fouled Matthew Lowton, and Benteke coolly stroked in the spot kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time to seal Villa’s first league win since December.

Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa ahead in the 22nd minute of the Midlands derby, racing onto a flick-on from Benteke and shooting through Foster’s legs.

Saido Berahino equalized from close range at a 66th-minute corner with his second in as many games — and with West Brom’s first shot on target.

It was Villa’s first league win under new manager Tim Sherwood.

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