Jan 29, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
4-3
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Weimann (13'), Bacuna (25'), Delph (38'), Benteke (64' pen.)
Holt (89')
FT(HT: 3-3)
Brunt (4'), Delph (9' og.), Mulumbu (44')
Lugano (68'), Brunt (70'), Olsson (87')

Half-Time Report: Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion share six goals in first half

Aston Villa and West Bromwich share six goals in a first half which ends 3-3 at Villa Park.

Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion have shared six goals in a remarkable first half, which ends 3-3 at Villa Park.

West Brom made the perfect start to the contest when Chris Brunt fired the visitors ahead in the fourth minute with a powerful long-range effort to silence the home crowd.

Chris Brunt of West Brom celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on January 29, 2014© Getty Images

Villa's task was made even harder just five minutes later when Fabian Delph inadvertently diverted a James Morrison cross into his own net.

However, the hosts managed to keep the game alive by pulling a goal back in the 13th minute through Andreas Weimann, who rifled home from 12 yards after Christian Benteke had headed the ball to his teammate.

Villa completed the comeback midway through the first half when Matthew Lowton earned some space for himself before delivering an inviting cross to give Leandro Bacuna the easy task of tapping in the equaliser from six yards out.

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna scores his team's second goal against West Brom during their Premier League match on January 29, 2014© AFP

A dramatic first half continued when Delph made up for his earlier mistake by putting his side ahead with a unstoppable effort past the helpless Ben Foster.

However, there was still to be one final twist before half time as Youssouf Mulumbu lost his marker inside the box to drill home the sixth goal of the opening 45 minutes.

Aston Villa's Christian Benteke scores his team's fourth goal via the penalty spot against West Brom during their Premier League match on January 29, 2014
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