West Brom 2-2 Sunderland Highlights
Saido Berahino’s brace was not enough to earn new West Brom boss Alan Irvine a debut victory in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Hawthorns.
Lee Cattermole’s fine long-range effort gave the visitors a fifth-minute lead.
Berahino levelled just before the break after referee Neil Swarbrick ruled Valentin Roberge’s tangle with Victor Anichebe merited a penalty.
Berahino’s volley looked to have won it for the hosts but Sebastian Larsson levelled with five minutes remaining.
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Venue: The Hawthorns
Date: Saturday, 16 August, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Sunderland’s victory at home to West Brom in the penultimate match of last season secured the Black Cats’ top-flight survival, which had looked incredibly unlikely a month earlier.
The Baggies are looking for a sixth consecutive home win over Sunderland. West Brom have scored 13 goals in the five previous wins, with Sunderland finding the net just once.
West Brom won just one of their last nine home league games in last season’s Premier League, and three of the last 23.
The Baggies have only won two of their last 16 league games on the opening day of the season (W2, D5, L9).
No team won fewer games than West Brom in the 2013-14 Premier League season (seven, level with Cardiff).
West Brom’s Stephane Sessegnon has scored in two of the last three league meetings between these two teams, once for each side.
West Brom took part in three of the six games to end 3-3 in the 2013-14 Premier League season.
Gus Poyet will be the fourth different manager Sunderland have had on the opening weekend in the last four seasons, and the fifth in the last seven.
Last season Sunderland became only the second Premier League club to be bottom at Christmas yet avoid relegation at the end of the season
Adam Johnson was the only English player to score a hat-trick in last season’s Premier League.
Sunderland won the most fouls last season but also picked up a division-high seven red cards.
Sunderland claimed as many points in their final six games as Liverpool and Chelsea in 2013-14 (13).