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Summary

  1. James Morrison puts West Brom ahead after six minutes
  2. Berahino makes Stoke debut in second half
  3. Livermore makes full West Brom debut

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Game over.

Mark Hughes is shaking his head. He's not a happy bunny, and neither manager shakes the other's hand. 

Tony Pulis is straight off down the tunnel. Saido Berahino gets an arm around the shoulders from Salomon Rondon.

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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

A lacklustre free-kick and the offside flag is up.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Salomon Rondon picks up the ball again, looking to set up James McClean, but Bruno Martins Indi gets the challenge in. There's a bit of back and forth, and that's a free-kick to the Baggies, given away by Phil Bardsley.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Erik Pieters gives away a free-kick after a foul on Jake Livermore. 

They're taking their time about it, as you might expect. It rolls safely into Lee Grant's path as the crowd start whistling.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

End to end stuff now as Julien Ngoy has a shot in the box deflected. Bodies all over the show.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

That's a poor corner from Glenn Whelan and Salomon Rondon breaks.

Jake Livermore is clear, he looks set to score - and that's a superb tackle from Joe Allen to deny him! Brilliant stuff from Allen, zipping in from the left and denying the Baggies a second.

James Maclean and Phil Bardsley
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Five minutes of stoppage time flashes up as Marko Arnautovic makes another fine run. West Brom manage to throw enough bodies in front of it but Jake Livermore ends up tipping it out for a corner.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Last minute now and you still think either side could nab a goal.

That's a yellow for Bruno Martins Indi, who makes it clear that he's not a fan of the referee's decision to give West Brom a free-kick.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Final change for West Brom. Off comes scorer James Morrison and on comes Sam Field.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Joe Allen's done a good day's work today. He works the ball out to Erik Pieters on the left, who batters his shot into a West Brom shirt.

Joe Allen
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Chris Brunt takes the corner, sending it deep, and Craig Dawson can't do anything but head it out of play.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

A change for West Brom. It initially looks as though Salomon Rondon will make way for Hal Robson-Kanu but no, it's Matt Phillips.

Stoke's Ryan Shawcross is not happy about the debate.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

An important block from Luke Shawcross ends West Brom's attack before Joe Allen gets back up the pitch.

The ball's flying up and down the pitch now, enthusiastically chased by blue and white shirts. Corner to West Brom.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

The ball drops nicely for Marko Arnautovic, who beats Jake Livermore before the ex-Hull man hammers the ball away from the net.

This game keeps flowing both ways but it's Stoke on top now, before Darren Fletcher's long ball finds Salomon Rondon.

Jake Livermore and Marko Arnautovic
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Oh, Erik Pieters!

Phil Bardsley sails a lovely ball in, Pieters is right in front of the net, maybe six yards out - and he heads it wide! He has his head in his hands as the ball sails across the face of the net. Dearie me.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Some to-ing an fro-ing between Stoke eventually finds Saido Berahino, who is greeted with plenty of boos.

He gets into a tangle though, treading on the ball and tripping slightly. West Brom clear, and the crowd cheer. Full on pantomime stuff.

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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Right under Lee Grant's nose comes Chris Brunt's corner, and the Stoke keeper is more than equal to it.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

James Morrison skips away from Joe Allen, works the ball in from the right and Erik Pieters blocks it with his arm. Corner.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Quick as you like Stoke are back up the pitch. There's a touch too much hesitation from Julien Ngoy and the ball eventually rolls wide.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Matt Phillips again, finding James McClean on the left. McClean's a bit too gentle though and the ball rolls all along the floor and into Lee Grant's arms.

Matt Phillips
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Salomon Rondon slices the ball into the air and somehow manages to drop it into the perfect position. He batters it forward and the deflection lands for Darren Fletcher, but a cracking tackle from Glenn Whelan saves the day for Stoke.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Ooft! A superb batter from James McClean from wide on the left. He cut in and got good purchase with his right foot but Lee Grant watches it all the way and tips it over.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Here comes Joe Allen again, providing Julien Ngoy with his first touch of the game.

It all comes to nothing though as there's a loss of footing in the box.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

A final roll of the dice for Mark Hughes, as Ibrahim Afellay is replaced by Julien Ngoy.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Rondon v Shawcross, conversation number 100 for the referee. This time it's Salomon Rondon who ends up on the floor, while Ryan Shawcross gets his last warning.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Chris Brunt lines up a free-kick that eventually comes out to James Morrison. He's under pressure though from Stoke, who are sprightly now.

Stoke get down to the other end and Brunt is called into action again, muscling Ibrahim Afellay out.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Nacer Chadli's work is done for the day. He get a warm round of applause as he departs. James McClean is on.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Bruno Martins swings the ball in and Gareth McAuley heads it straight back out. It's a tussle at the minute and Stoke are pushing West Brom around.

A cracking ball in finds Ibrahim Afellay, but he's off-side.

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Welcome home, Saido...

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Dion Dublin

Former Leicester and Man Utd forward on Final Score

That is a welcome I have never heard the like of in football.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Stoke are looking more fluent now and West Brom are being forced to defend.

Glenn Whelan finds Marko Arnautovic but the Baggies intercept. They're so quick to break, but Matt Phillips makes a meal of his shot from the edge of th box.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Erik Pieters goes square with his free-kick this time and finds Phil Bardsley, who blazes into Ben Foster's arms.

Now West Brom break and James Morrison fancies another goal. It's not a bad shout but the ball was always rising and Lee Grant watches it comfortably over the net.

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YELLOW CARD

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

A free-kick for Stoke, much to Tony Pulis' displeasure. Erik Pieters takes it and it hammers into Matt Phillips, who jumps and blocks.

And that's a yellow for Phillips! He was too close, according to the ref. Free-kick take two.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Trevor Sinclair

Ex-Man City & West Ham winger on Final Score

I think Berahino is going to have a massive impact at Stoke City. All those boos will just be fuel to the fire.

SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Boos galore. Peter Crouch makes his exit as Saido Berahino comes onto the pitch for Stoke. 

Charlie Adam also makes way as Mame Diouf replaces him.

Saido Berahino
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Saido Berahino has his shiny new Stoke shirt on. Looks like a double change for the visitors soon.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Phil Bardsley has a fine crossing opportunity to meet Peter Crouch, but he ends up on his backside instead.

This is a good spell from Stoke though, putting the Baggies under pressure. Marko Arnautovic finds Joe Allen, but the shot skews wide.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Marko Arnautovic looks to be in as he momentarily nips away from Allan Nyom. He's in a good position to bend the ball in but Nyom recovers well and hustles him, the ball rolling safely into Ben Foster's arms.

Allan Nyom and Marko Arnautovic
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West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Neither side have found their feet just yet. There's plenty of tapping about but not much fluency.

Ben Foster comes darting out of his area to take a tumbling catch, much to the appreciation of the fans.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Phil Bardsley has his hands on his head as he takes aim from outside the area. 

Ben Foster has it covered all the way though, and he watches it sail over the net.

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

Phillips sees Salomon Rondon's little dart forward and the free-kick finds his head.

The ball goes backwards, quickly towards Nacer Chadli, and he's can only knock the ball out of play.

Peter Crouch
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