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Berahino early goal secures West Brom 1-0 win against Southampton in English Premier League

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WEST BROMWICH, England — West Bromwich Albion continued its improved English Premier League form under new manager Tony Pulis on Saturday when Saido Berahino scored after only two minutes in a hard-fought 1-0 win against Southampton.

Victory extended its unbeaten run to five games in all competitions, in a sequence that has produced just one defeat in 11 games this year under Pulis. The team has climbed out of the relegation zone to a safe mid-table spot.

PHOTO: West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates after scoring against Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates after scoring against Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

But for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, it was a first away defeat in six Premier League games, ending a bid for a record run of five away wins, and saw his team fail to score for a third consecutive game as its challenge for a place in the Champions League fades.

"Yes, we are losing some confidence in creating chances and in scoring goals," Koeman said. "But we are still in a good position in the league, and we will keep going. We tried to score, but there was a lot of time wasting today - and that is part of football."

Berahino netted his 17th goal of the season after only 71 seconds when he latched on to the ball from a headed clearance and fired a firm left-foot shot beyond goalkeeper Fraser Forster from 15 meters.

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