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Albion U21 3 Everton U21 1

Berahino fires double and Wood nets in season opener

SAIDO Berahino recovered from missing an early penalty to fire a double in a 3-1 win over Everton in Albion’s Barclays Under-21 Premier League opener.

The England Under-20s hitman’s 17th-minute strike gave the Baggies a 1-0 half-time lead over the Toffees.

Chris Wood doubled the score on the hour-mark before Berahino made it 3-0 on 69.

The visitors grabbed a consolation goal through Shane Duffy in the final minute.

Albion’s development/reserves coach David Oldfield said: “It was a really good performance.

“The boys passed it well and created many opportunities in a strong showing.

“We’re a bit disappointed we didn’t take more of our opportunities and it’s a shame we conceded late on to deny ourselves a clean sheet – but we won’t let that cloud a very good display.”

ALBION: L Daniels, Hurst, O’Neil, Thorne (capt), D Daniels (Garmston 75), Gayle, Allan (Nabi 64), Mantom, Wood, Berahino, Sawyers (Brown 77). Subs not used: Lewis (gk), O’Sullivan.