Half-Time Report: West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland level

West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland are level at after 45 minutes at The Hawthorns, with Saido Berahino's penalty cancelling out Lee Cattermole's opener.

The Premier League opener between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland is currently level at 1-1, with Saido Berahino's penalty cancelling out Lee Cattermole's opener at The Hawthorns.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal with John O'Shea and Jack Rodwell of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014© Getty Images

After just five minutes, Jonas Olsson attempted to clear a dangerous foray into the Baggies box, but the ball fell to Cattermole, who rifled into the top corner from 25 yards for his second goal in a Black Cats shirt.

Rather than breathe life into the game, proceedings slowed down after the goal and the match was devoid of much action until the 23rd minute, when Berahino struck wide after receiving the ball inside the box.

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014© Getty Images

The game did open up midway through the first half and chances fell to players from both sides, with Valentin Roberge heading wide from close range on the half-hour mark.

Chris Brunt and Craig Gardner then came close for the Baggies, before a penalty was awarded to the home side after Roberge's tussle with Victor Anichebe.

West Bromwich Albion player Saido Berahino celebrates his penalty conversion during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014© Getty Images

Berahino made no mistake from 12 yards to put his side back into the game.

Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion clashes with Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City as referee Lee Probert intervenes during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on May 11, 2014
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