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Summary

  1. Stoke City starting XI: Butland, Johnson, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters, Whelan, van Ginkel, Shaqiri, Adam, Afellay, Diouf
  2. West Brom starting XI: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott, Gardner, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, McClean, Rondon

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

The answer is no.

West Brom have their first league win of the season. 

Highly controversial as Stoke finish with nine men.

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Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Free-kick to Stoke 30 yards out after Rickie Lambert is booked for a foul.

They can't can they?

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

It's all a little flat as the fourth official indicates four minutes of added time. 

Stoke have battled well but this is a poor reflection on West Brom's attacking force. 

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Mark Hughes can have no complaints with how his nine men have restricted West Brom to a handful of chances.

The Baggies have been far too casual this half. 

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Play is held up for a few moments as referee Michael Oliver goes over to speak to Mark Hughes. I don't think these two will be exchanging Christmas cards this year.

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Stoke are not giving up on this. 

The Baggies have failed to press home their advantage against the nine-man Potters and the hosts test Boaz Myhill through Marko Arnautovic.

YELLOW CARD

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Huge roar from the home fans as Stoke win a rare corner shortly after Baggies substitute Cristian Gamboa is cautioned for a foul on Marco van Ginkel.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Xherdan Shaqiri's home debut is over. Stoke's club record signing is replaced by Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic.

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Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Cristian Gamboa immediately wins his side a free-kick after being hauled down by Erik Pieters, the Stoke defender shown a yellow card.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Changes for both teams.

Stoke's Glen Johnson looks like he has taken a knock and is replaced by Marc Wilson.

Meanwhile, Tony Pulis makes his third and final change for West Brom with Cristian Gamboa on for James McClean.

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

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This is a bit odd.

West Brom are playing at almost walking pace, inviting Stoke's nine men to come at them. 

The hosts aren't biting. 

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Darren Fletcher is next to try his luck for West Brom but his deflected shot trickles wide of the target with the keeper rooted to his line.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is still agitated. He's waving his arms and pointing to his watch.

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Stoke's nine men are putting up a fight. West Brom are being restricted to a few half-chances but you sense the visitors will up the tempo and take advantage in the closing stages.

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Substitute Callum McManaman is already causing chaos down the wing. Stoke are penned inside their own half. The crowd is quiet apart from the 2,000 travelling Baggies fans.

CLOSE!

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

A huge chance for West Brom.

Delicious by James Morrison as he whips in a wonderful cross to tee up Salomon Rondon but the striker heads over with just the keeper to beat. 

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

The Baggies have made their second change. Callum McManaman is on for Craig Gardner.

KICK-OFF

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Jeers around the ground ring out for referee Michael Oliver. Nine-man Stoke are back under way. Can they achieve mission impossible?

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How West Brom scored...

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

A great pass from Rickie Lambert unlocked Stoke's defence as Salomon Rondon headed home.  

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HALF-TIME

Stoke 0-1 West Brom

If looks could kill...

Mark Hughes marches towards the dressing room and the Stoke boss does not look happy.

Stoke are down to nine men and are trailing. Surely they can't come back from this?

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GOAL - Stoke 0-1 West Brom

Salomon Rondon

Stoke's nine men fail to hold out before half-time as Salomon Rondon heads West Brom ahead from close range following a cross from the right by substitute Rickie Lambert.

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Stoke 0-0 West Brom

You have to say West Brom have yet to really trouble the nine men of Stoke. New Baggies signing Salomon Rondon heads another chance tamely wide. 

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Just a few more minutes for Stoke to hold out until half-time.

You get the feeling Mark Hughes is going to vent his anger at Michael Oliver. The Stoke boss has not calmed down. He looks livid.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

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Initially Charlie Adam tries to get his foot out of the way, but then he seems to take a stamp. I think that's why he's been sent off."

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Rickie Lambert does not need much time to get in the thick of the action. He tests Jack Butland with a stinging shot. The Stoke keeper deals with it by tipping the ball over the bar.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Home fans have turned their frustration on referee Michael Oliver.

"You're not fit to referee" they chant.

The Baggies have made an early change. Striker Rickie Lambert is on for Claudio Yacob.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

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Incredible scenes at the Britannia. 

Mark Hughes is not hiding his fury on the touchline after seeing two of his player sent off in the space of a few minutes.

There's still another 55 minutes left. West Brom must surely fancy their first Premier League win in five games.

RED CARD

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Stoke are self destructing. Charlie Adam is shown a straight red for a foul on Craig Dawson. The Potters are down to nine men.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"There's nothing in it. Afellay taps him in the face. You can't raise your hands, but come on, it's so soft."  

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Stunned silence at the Britannia Stadium.

Ibrahim Afellay puts his hand on Craig Gardner's face after being brought down by the West Brom man. Gardner gets a yellow but the Potters must play more than an hour with 10 men.

RED CARD

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

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High drama.

Stoke are down to 10 men. Ibrahim Afellay is shown the red card after reacting to a challenge by Craig Gardner.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

I'd be lying if I said this is a cracker. It's not. Baggies captain Darren Fletcher is hobbling after a heavy challenge from Charlie Adam which goes unpunished.

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Stoke 0-0 West Brom

You wonder if Stoke will be made to pay for not taking advantage of all this possession. Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill has made two comfortable saves, with the visiting defence coping pretty well with everything that has been thrown at them. 

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Stoke win a free-kick 35 yards out. Charlie Adam fancies this. The midfielder takes a hard look at the West Brom net before firing...tamely at the keeper.

Nothing to trouble Boaz Myhill there.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

First save and Mame Biram Diouf heads straight at Boaz Myhill following a cross from the right by Charlie Adam.

Tony Pulis does not look happy. The West Brom boss has a stern look and his arms are crossed as he stands by the opposition dugout.

Tony Pulis
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Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Wow. Stoke have had 79% possession in the opening exchanges. Long afternoon ahead for West Brom? 

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Not only has Mark Hughes managed to transition Stoke's playing style, he has kept them winning and changed the whole culture of the club."

Former West Brom striker Jason RobertsFinal Score

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

Stoke have adopted a shoot-on-sight policy. 

This time Charlie Adam lets fly from distance - and the ball flies over the bar. 

West Brom just haven't got going.

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

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Lively start by the hosts. Craig Dawson concedes the game's first corner as Mame Biram Diouf is about to pull the trigger 10 yards out following Charlie Adam's terrific ball forward. 

Then Xherdan Shaqiri tries to bend one into the corner from the edge of the area.

KICK-OFF

Stoke 0-0 West Brom

And off we go.