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Berahino caught up in West Brom bust-up

ESPN staff
April 1, 2014
Saido Berahino set up West Brom's third goal but was guilty of giving the ball away for Cardiff's equaliser © AP

West Brom insist that no further action will be taken after a dressing room bust-up allegedly left Saido Berahino with a head injury.

Berahino, who set up West Brom's third goal in stoppage time in their 3-3 draw with Cardiff City, was blamed for giving the ball away in the dying seconds as Cardiff snatched a dramatic equaliser.

Two senior members of the team are said to have confronted him for attempting a cross rather than running the ball into the corner as West Brom broke clear with seconds remaining.

"Tensions were understandably running high in the dressing room after Cardiff's late equaliser," read a statement from the club.

Chief executive Mark Jenkins rushed to the dressing room to investigate the fracas, according to a report in the Birmingham Mail, but the club have decided no further action is necessary.

"What happened is not uncommon in a dressing room and shows that the players care," the statement continued. "The players involved have apologised. The club has drawn a line under the matter and is now fully focusing on Saturday's important game at Norwich."

Berahino took to Twitter after the game to apologise for his mistake, but made no mention of the post-match incident.

West Brom are currently 17th in the Premier League, three points clear of Cardiff with seven games remaining.

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