Aston Villa 1 West Brom 1: Super sub Bent cancels out Long's opener to earn point
17:01 GMT, 30 September 2012
Record signing Darren Bent came off the substitutes' bench to rescue a point for Aston Villa in a pulsating Barclays Premier League derby with West Brom at Villa Park.
Bent was axed by Villa boss Paul Lambert with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke preferred upfront.
But he had only been on the pitch 11 minutes when he fired the equaliser in front of England head coach Roy Hodgson to cancel out Shane Long's opener.
That'll do it: Bent scores late on for Villa
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, Albrighton (N'Zogbia 66min), Holman, El Ahmadi, Delph (Bannan 71min) Agbonlahor, Benteke (Bent 68min).
Subs not used: Given, Westwood, Weimann, Lichaj.
Goal: Bent 80
West Brom: Foster, Jones (Tamas 45+2min), McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt (Dorrans 39min), Gera, Long (Lukaku 72min).
Goal: Long 51
Subs not used: Luke Daniels, Rosenberg, El Ghanassy, Fortune.
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All square: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent scores to make it 1-1
Opening up: Shane Long puts the Baggies ahead
Making no mistake: Shane Long scores for West Brom from close range
Going close: Gabriel Agbonlahor has a shot for Villa
High jump: Matthew Lowton competes for the ball with Chris Brunt
Taking a tumble: Karim El Ahmadi tackles Yousuff Mulumbu
Battle for the ball: Aston Villa's Brett Holman challenges Billy Jones
Midfield battle: Chris Brunt tries to win the ball from Marc Albrighton
Frustration: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert sees a chance go wide
Warm embrace: Paul Lambert and Steve Clarke shake hands before the game