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Berahino: I thought I'd won it

Youngster pleased to get on the scoresheet

SAIDO Berahino was delighted to score a dramatic equaliser in today’s 3-3 thriller at West Ham.

The 20-year-old striker netted his seventh goal of the season as the Baggies twice came from behind to claim a point at Upton Park.

And the Albion academy product says he thought he had grabbed a late winner when his 82nd-minute free-kick crashed against the woodwork.  

“My goal came at an important time,” said Berahino.

“They had just made it 3-2 and we needed that goal.

“We managed to bounce back as soon as possible after they’d scored.

“I’m happy with the goal.

“I also thought my free-kick was going in. Unfortunately for me and the team, it didn’t.

“I’m just looking forward to the next game now.”

The England Under-21 international praised the never-say-die attitude of his team-mates – who came from behind for the third-successive game to grab a draw.  

“The team spirit has been brilliant,” added Berahino.

“We went behind but we came back.

“I want to thank my team-mates because our spirit is high.

“We’ve stayed strong as a team through a difficult period and we just want to get through this.

“We’re sticking together as a unit.

“It was a brilliant game.”