Bent rescues point for Villa against West Brom
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) - Darren Bent came off the bench to rescue a point for Aston Villa in their 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Bent, Villa's club record signing, was among the substitutes as Paul Lambert started with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke up front.
The England striker, with national manager and ex-Baggies coach Roy Hodgson watching from the stands at Villa Park, had only been on the pitch 11 minutes when he cancelled out Shane Long's opening goal.
"Obviously it would have been nice to play from the start, but I managed to score the goal to get a point," Bent told Sky Sports.