West Brom have won four of their last six Premier League games
After spending the best part of an hour kicking his heels on the bench, Stoke’s new £12million striker was introduced to jeers from the Hawthorns’ faithful.
Berahino – who served an eight-week ban for recreational drug use earlier this season – then spent another 20 minutes failing to get a kick. By the final whistle, the former England Under-21 starlet had managed just four touches – none of which had any impact.
James Morrison scored the winner for West Brom
Saido Berahino made a return to the Hawthorns just two weeks after moving to Stoke
If Berahino’s return to the Hawthorns two weeks after his move to the Potters was a personal misery, so too was the final result.
Despite the narrow score, Mark Hughes’ men were soundly beaten – and further rubbing salt into Berahino’s wounds was James Morrison scoring the winner. Lest we forget, the Scottish midfielder reportedly KO’d his then team-mate two years ago, after Berahino threatened to strike over a collapsed move to Spurs.
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West Brom boss Tony Pulis enjoyed the win over his former club. He said: “They’ve got a strong squad so it’s a good result for us.”
Pulis and Hughes did not shake hands at the end, with the Stoke boss saying: “If he came over I would have shook it. He didn’t shake my hand at the start of the game either. I was the guest of the club, surely.”