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West Brom ahead at half time thanks to Berahino

Berahino scores the opening goal of the game Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport

West Brom go into half-time in their Premier League clash against Everton 1-0 up, thanks to a goal from striker Saido Berahino.

The Baggies capitalised on confusion in the Everton defence, allowing the England forward to fire home after 41 minutes.

Less than amonth ago, Berahino was threatening never to play for the club's chairman again, after several approaches for him by Tottenham Hotspur were rejected.

He has since returned to training and to the match-day squad for West Brom.

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Pulis - fans have forgiven 'naughty child' Berahino

Berahino scored the winner on his return to the starting line-up. Credit: PA

Tony Pulis believes West Brom's fans have forgiven 'naughty child' Saido Berahino for wanting to leave.

The boss insisted any rift between the striker and supporters has been healed following his return to the side.

Berahino threatened to never play for the club again following two rejected deadline-day bids from Tottenham, while he also had a transfer request blocked in the summer.

He scored the winner on his return to the starting line-up for the first time since asking to leave in Saturday's 1-0 win at Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old was rested in Wednesday's 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat at Norwich but is expected to start at The Hawthorns against Everton on Monday and Pulis insisted he has been welcomed back.

"They've been very good and very supportive and the great thing for me is the Saido situation," he said.

"I think Saido was concerned there might be a little turning of the tide but they were absolutely wonderful when he came on against Southampton and last Saturday against Villa.

"They truly are in love with their football club and they want their football club to do well and Saido is a big part of that now.

"They have embraced him and brought him back into the fold - that naughty child!"


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West Brom take former West Ham striker on trial

Ricardo Vaz Te is out of work. Credit: PA

West Brom have taken former West Ham forward Ricardo Vaz Te on trial.

The ex-Bolton man is training with the Baggies as Tony Pulis looks at beefing up his strikeforce, Press Association Sport understands.

Vaz Te has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor in the summer after six months.

Anders Lindegaard set for West Brom transfer

Anders Lindegaard, Manchester United. Credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

West Brom are in talks with Manchester United over a deal for goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been in the market for a new goalkeeper all summer and has turned his attention to Lindegaard after failing in a bid to sign David Marshall from Cardiff.

West Brom had been in discussions with the Bluebirds about Marshall but refused to meet the Welsh club's valuation of the player - reported to be £5million.

Lindegaard has a year remaining on his contract at Manchester United but it is understood his move to The Hawthorns would be on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old, who joined United from Norwegian club Aalesund in January 2011 for a £3.5million fee, has found his first-team chances limited, making the last of 29 appearances 16 months ago in a 4-0 victory against Newcastle at St James' Park.


Spurs target could return for West Brom on Saturday

West Brom assistant Dave Kemp admitted Saido Berahino could return for the Baggies against Stoke after his exile.

The striker was dropped again as Albion edged out Port Vale 5-3 on penalties in the Capital One Cup following a forgettable 0-0 draw after extra-time at The Hawthorns.

Saido Berahino is a wanted by Spurs. Credit: PA

"That's something we can assess between now and then, we'll see what happens as it unfolds. Once we get to next Tuesday (the transfer deadline) it'll be clearer.

"He was considered tonight but there's other stuff. This transfer window is upsetting not just to Saido but to everyone.

"He's training fine, you can imagine he's a young man and there's a lot going on and your eye might not be on the ball. You have to be totally focused to perform.

"The manager has to make a decision."

– West Brom assistant Dave Kemp

West Brom reject Berahino transfer request

Saido Berahino is staying for now. Credit: PA

West Brom have rejected a transfer request from Saido Berahino, the club have confirmed.

The forward has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs, who have had one bid for him refused.

West Bromwich Albion have received a written transfer request from Saido Berahino.

The request has been rejected and the club’s position remains unchanged from that outlined in the statement from Chairman Jeremy Peace of August 18.

– West Bromwich statement
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