Aston Villa beats West Brom 4-3 in Premier League
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Christian Benteke settled a wild derby with a second-half penalty to give Aston Villa a 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion in a game that saw six goals scored in the first half.
West Brom was up 2-0 after just nine minutes, but Villa turned the game around to go up 3-2 after Fabian Delph put them ahead in the 37th. Youssuf Mulumbu equalized two minutes before the break before Benteke had the final say when he earned a penalty and slotted the spot kick into the bottom left corner in the 64th.
Benteke has now scored three goals in three games, helping Villa establish itself firmly in midtable. West Brom fell to 15th, just three points outside the relegation zone.