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The away side broke the deadlock inside the opening quarter of an hour when Niko Datkovic flicked the ball on for Marko Livaja from a corner, leaving the striker with a simple head in from close range.
Harry Kane looked for a quick equaliser for the Young Lions after winning a free kick around 30 yards out, but his set piece flew well high of the bar.
The keeper appeared to be beaten later in the first half as Luke Shaw unleashed a powerful effort, but his driven shot came back off the inside of the post.
After a couple of changes early in the first half, England managed to get back on level terms just before the hour mark when Berahino picked out Kane with a cross, setting the Tottenham Hotspur forward up for a tap in.
Kane almost gave the home side the lead inside the final 15 minutes after Redmond made another pacy run down the wing, but his finish missed the target.
However, England were handed a chance to find a winner in the last five minutes when Dominik Livakovic brought Berahino down in the box, and the West Bromwich Albion forward calmly converted the resulting penalty, ensuring that the side heads into Tuesday's second leg with a one-goal advantage.