The Drought Is Over

Stoke City striker ends 913-day wait to net and freak own goal seals his side's victory

Saido Berahino notched his first goal last night since February 2016.

HE WAS ONCE heavily linked with a big money move to Tottenham Hotspur, was a regular scorer for West Brom and the England U21 side, before enduring a goalscoring drought that has lasted two and a half years.

Finally last night Stoke City striker Saido Berahino brought his long barren spell to an end when netting for the first time in 913 days and ending a fruitless run that stretched back to February 2016.

Stoke City v Huddersfield Town - Carabao Cup - Second Round - Bet365 StadiumSaido Berahino celebrates netting for Stoke City last night.Source: Martin Rickett

Berahino was close to a move to Tottenham in 2015 when he was with West Brom before eventually leaving the club to join Stoke City in January 2017 for £12 million.

And it took until last night's Carabao Cup second round match for Berahino to finally get off the mark for Stoke when he put his side ahead in the 53rd minute of their clash with Huddersfield Town.

Victory was sealed for Stoke City in bizarre fashion at the finish when a freak own goal from Huddersfield's Juninho Bacuna clinched a 2-0 victory for the home team. Ireland's James McClean was in action for Stoke.

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