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Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Another excellent effort by Sunderland! Borini lets fly from 20 yards and Foster only just manages to awkwardly push it to safety.

  2. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    "Sunderland have come out with their tails up and are putting Albion under severe pressure and they are living dangerously, they need to get hold of the ball and start passing it around again.”     

    Lamine Kone and Saido Berahino
  3. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Sunderland piling on the pressure now. Wahbi Khazri bends a corner right across the face of goal but there's no-one there to apply the finishing touch. Looking again at that Kirchhoff shot, Foster saved it with his face! Right in the chops!

  4. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Here comes the Sunderland charge! Jan Kirchhoff bundles his way through two challenges and pokes a shot which Ben Foster has to save with his body. Closest we've come.

  5. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Great strength by Sandro to hold off Yann M'Vila as he threatens to wriggle into a shooting position.

  6. PENALTY APPEAL

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom want a penalty here! Craig Dawson floats in a long free-kick, and the Baggies think it's come off a Sunderland arm. Tony Pulis is apoplectic. But the replays don't show anything untoward.

  7. YELLOW CARD

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Oh this is extraordinary. Roger East loses his whistle for a moment, he's still scrabbling for it when Craig Gardner takes a free-kick, and he gives Gardner a yellow card for having the impunity to take it when he wasn't looking. Dear oh dear.

  8. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    We're back up and running.

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  10. HALF-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Very little in the way of action as the half peters out to a close. Sunderland the better team, but even they haven't really looked close to breaking the deadlock.

  11. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “This game is 100 miles per hour, you can’t fault the effort of either team but it will take some quality in the final third to unlock either defence.”    

    Lee Cattermole of Sunderland
  12. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    That's good defending from Gareth McAuley, Jermain Defoe tries to give him the slip but the big Northern Irishman is too strong for him.

  13. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “Sunderland have had two really good chances in quick succession and West Brom need to get their composure back and do what they were doing well early on in the game.”

    Wahbi Khazri of Sunerland
  14. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    That's wasteful from Darren Fletcher. Salomon Rondon finds him with a brilliant crossfield ball, and for a moment West Brom have a three-on-two, but Fletcher miscontrols and the opportunity is gone.

  15. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Another huge chance for Sunderland! Khazri again at the heart of it, releasing Lee Cattermole, who has time to take a touch, then tries to lift the ball over Ben Foster, but the keeper sticks up a glove and repels the effort.

    Lee Cattermole of Sunderland
  16. PENALTY APPEAL

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    All happening now. Khazri tumbles to the ground under the challenge of Darren Fletcher.

  17. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Oh what a chance! Wahbi Khazri clips in a beautiful cross, it's right on the bonce of Jermain Defoe but the striker somehow misses it. He had to score.

    Wahbi Khazri of Sunderland
  18. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Sandro releases Chester down the left, and the full-back's floated cross almost causes problems for Vito Mannone, but he manages to claw back the loopy delivery.

  19. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Jan Kirchhoff threads a lovely ball through to Jermain Defoe, who shoots on the turn, but Jonny Evans makes a good block. Sunderland on top.

  20. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Patrick van Aanholt earned only his second cap for Netherlands in the win over England and he's made a lively start here. He surges down the right wing, his opposite flank, but his touch lets him down and West Brom clear.