Berahino goal cancels out Sakho opener
African players were among the goals as West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion played out a New Year’s Day draw.
These two sides may be enjoying differing seasons, but there was an air of positivity about the visitors at Upton Park in this Premier League clash.
With Alan Irvine departed and Tony Pulis—watching in the stands—having recently taken over, Albion fans are confident that they will soon pull away from the drop zone.
Their optimism will have been tested after ten minutes, when Senegal forward Diafra Sakho headed the home side into the lead.
However, the Baggies, demonstrating a new-found resiliency, fought back and equalised through Anglo-Burundian forward Berahino just before the break.
Both sides had the chance to win it during the second half, but neither succeeded in breaking the deadlock.
There was concern for the Hammers and for Senegal late on as Sakho was replaced with a back injury.
Alex Song and Cheikhou Kouyate featured for the home side, while Youssouf Mulumbu, Stephane Sessegnon and Brown Ideye made an appearance for the visitors.