Written by: @GrantMilesFF
West Brom secured their first victory in ten Premier League matches with a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns and a crucial three points against Newcastle United.
The home side left it till late as Berahino scored a late penalty into the bottom right hand corner past Tim Krul.
Chris Brunt slotted through Matej Vydra and the Newcastle goalkeeper took down the Albion striker with an outstretched leg as West Brom got a crucial three points they deserved.
The match was an open affair in the first half with the visitors shading the possession with no real incision while Nicolas Anelka missed a sitter at the other end, but the game was turned on it’s head as Debuchy was sent off in the second period.
The French international was sent off at 62 minutes for a rash challenge on Claudio Yacob and a game which was otherwise tight and separated by small margins, soon became stretched.
The Baggies made the most of the one man advantage and Liam Ridgewell missed a guilt edge chance, before Berahino managed to cooly slot home his penalty, three minutes before the end.
Newcastle failed to hold off the 2nd half pressure to secure a draw which Alan Pardew admitted he would have taken before the 90 minutes at The Hawthorns, and the Baggies made a positive start to 2014.