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Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

  1. Get Involved via #bbcefl

    Re: 21:25

    Jeremy Leese: Bojan (Canada) and Marko Arnautovic (China).

    Jeremy was first with them both. Nice one, fella. Yes, it was Bojan and Marko Arnautovic. Adam-Craig Ash, D and Luke Woodward, well done to you too. A few others amongst you of got one of the pair.

    Peter Odemwingie and Geoff Cameron got honorable mentions. QPR's Cameron had spells in the USA, not Canada (close) but to be fair, he rarely scored for Stoke, did he? Two goals in his whole Stoke career.

  2. 'A handy ace up your sleeve'

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at The Hawthorns

    The mood of unease here among the home fans is growing. Stoke’s players, marshalled by Joe Allen, really seem to have the bit between their teeth here.

    Charlie Austin’s coming on now, though. That’s quite a handy ace to have up your sleeve

  3. SUBSTITUTIONS (West Brom)

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    West Brom v Stoke

    Slaven Bilic makes his final two changes. Conor Townsend and Hal Robson-Kanu go off.

    Entering the field for the final 15 minutes are Chris Brunt and Charlie Austin.

  4. SUBSTITUTION (Stoke)

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Jordan Cousins comes on for Stoke, as Nick Powell gets a rest. He's put in a shift tonight.

  5. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    At the other end, Stoke's Bruno Martins Indi draws a good save from Sam Johnstone.

  6. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    The Baggies still have a certain Charlie Austin on the bench...

  7. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    West Brom v Stoke

    Championship leaders West Brom aren't exactly mounting the kind of relentless pressure you might expect at the moment. Stoke are making life difficult for them.

    Jake Livermore is forced to shoot from range and misses the target wildly, under pressure from Joe Allen.

  8. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    The Potters are trying to win consecutive away league games for the first time since October 2015, when they were under the management of Mark Hughes.

    Jack Butland was in goal for Stoke then as well, as he is tonight.

    I can also tell you Stoke's goalscorers in those back-to-back 1-0 away wins in October 2015 are now based in Canada and China. If you can name them, #bbcefl is the hashtag on Twitter. After all, who doesn't love a quiz?

  9. CLOSE!

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    With half an hour to go, Lee Gregory has a huge chance to double Stoke's lead after a swift counter, but he places wide.

    Joe Allen creates the chance and slips Gregory through, just left of centre, 10 yards out, but he slides his effort across the face of goal and beyond the far post.

  10. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke's Danny Batth does well to head clear a right-wing cross at the back post, but his clearance only drops as far as Matheus Pereira, who in turn blazes an effort over the bar.

    West Brom v Stoke
  11. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    West Brom's Kenneth Zohore makes a powerful run from the middle of the park and gets towards the penalty area, with space to shoot from the left, but - slightly off balance - he drags his low shot wide.

  12. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke are having to put a big defensive shift in here, off the ball. Can they keep it up for the final 35 minutes?

  13. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    West Brom v Stoke

    The home fans are making all the noise now. Kenneth Zohore flicks a bouncing cross towards Hal Robson-Kanu, who heads wide from a difficult position. The hosts are putting on some pressure and this crowd are right behind them.

  14. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Matheus Pereira's low corner, aimed to the near post, runs through to a grateful Jack Butland's waiting arms. Stoke breathe a sigh of relief.

  15. Post update

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke have set up VERY deep at the start of this second half.

  16. Second half

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Slaven Bilic's men get this game going again, playing in their traditional kit. Stoke are in their black away strip.

  17. Post update

    HT: West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    The home side are back out for the second half. The Baggies need goals if they're to claim their first home win since 8 December and stretch their advantage at the top of the table.

  18. 'Another 45 minutes to go...'

    HT: West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at The Hawthorns

    West Brom v Stoke

    Another 45 minutes for Stoke to hold out to claim an unexpected Midlands derby victory.

    And for anyone who witnessed quite just how poor the Potters were when the two sides last met at the Bet 365 in November, that would be simply amazing.

    Since that game, in fairness, following the appointment of Michael O’Neill three days later, Stoke have won almost as many league matches as Albion - five in 12, compared to the Baggies’ six.

    But, although results have improved under O’Neill, they still look a long way short of the finished article. And the increasing impression towards the end of the first half is that Albion have enough weapons in their armoury to turn this round.

  19. Sampson racism charge found 'not proven'

    HT: West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    A Football Association charge against Stevenage coach Mark Sampson for the alleged use of racist language has been dismissed after his case was found not proven by an independent commission.

    The former England women's manager was charged in November after an allegation by a former coach at the club.

    Sampson, 37, denied the charge and had a personal hearing earlier this month.

    "I am pleased the findings concur with our own internal investigation," said Boro chairman Phil Wallace.

    You can read the full story by clicking the link below.

    Sampson racism charge found 'not proven'

    Stevenage first team coach Mark Sampson on the sidelines

    Mark Sampson's Football Association charge of using racist language is found not proven.

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  20. Silkmen charged with misconduct by EFL

    HT: West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Macclesfield Town have been charged with misconduct by the English Football League for failing to play their League Two game with Plymouth on 21 December.

    The match was called off when the local Safety Advisory Group served the club with a "zero-capacity notice" for failing to meet safety requirements.

    The financially-troubled club say they will not comment further as "the matter is subject to relevant proceedings".

    Macclesfield were previously deducted six points by the EFL on 19 December.

    You can read the full story by clicking the link below.

    Silkmen charged with misconduct by EFL

    Macclesfield Town

    Macclesfield Town are charged with misconduct by the EFL for failing to fulfil their League Two fixture against Plymouth.

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