West Brom 1-2 Aston Villa Highlights
First-half goals from John Carew and Gabriel Agbonlahor gave Aston Villa victory in the West Midlands derby.
Carew headed home Ashley Young’s free-kick and Agbonlahor netted only a minute later after Leon Barnett failed to clear Young’s long ball.
James Morrison pulled a goal back for West Brom by pouncing to score after goalkeeper Brad Friedel spilled Robert Koren’s 25-yard shot.
Carew hit the post with a right-foot shot and a header in the second half.
Albion, who have not beaten Villa since 1985, were forced to make a change to their starting line-up just before kick-off.