Dec 23, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 29,057
StokeStoke City
3-1
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Allen (19'), Choupo-Moting (45'), Sobhi (90')
Sobhi (96')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Rondon (50')

Result: Stoke City overcome West Bromwich Albion at bet365 Stadium

Result: Stoke overcome West Brom at bet365 Stadium
© SilverHub
Stoke City ease the pressure on under-fire boss Mark Hughes courtesy of a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Stoke City eased the pressure on under-fire boss Mark Hughes courtesy of a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion in Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at the bet365 Stadium.

The win has moved Stoke into 14th position in the Premier League table, while West Brom remain 19th as the Baggies made it 17 games without a win in the top flight.

It was Stoke that had the game's first attempt in the seventh minute, but Darren Fletcher saw his low effort from the edge of the box saved by Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster.

West Brom's first half-chance of the match arrived in the 14th minute when James McClean found Salomon Rondon in an advanced position, but the striker fired over the home side's crossbar.

Stoke made the breakthrough in the 19th minute when Joe Allen reacted first to a strike from Peter Crouch as the Welshman diverted the ball into the back of the net.

Rondon could have levelled the scores in the 30th minute after finding himself all alone inside the home side's box, but the striker, who appeared to think he was offside, missed the goal once again.

The West Brom response was strong as Alan Pardew's side looked to hit back in the latter stages of the first period, but Stoke doubled their lead in the second minute of stoppage time when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting took advantage of a poor back-pass from Gareth Barry before finishing past Foster.

West Brom had one back early in the second half, however, when Rondon, who had missed a couple of brilliant chances in the first period, raced onto a through-pass from Chris Brunt before finishing into the back of the net.

Jake Livermore had a decent chance to level the scores 20 minutes from time after finding space on the edge of the box, but the midfielder missed the target.

Jonny Evans also came close with a couple of headers for the visitors in the latter stages, but 2-1 Stoke was how the score stayed entering the final 10 minutes of football.

West Brom continued to pour players forward in the latter stages in a bid to level, but it was Stoke that grabbed a third in the fifth minute of added time at the end of the 90 when Ramadan Sobhi netted from close range after a pass from Choupo-Moting.

Stoke (5-4-1): Butland; Edwards, Wimmer, Zouma, Shawcross, Cameron; Shaqiri (Sobhi 79'), Allen, Fletcher (Diouf 67'), Choupo-Moting; Crouch

West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster, Nyom, Evans, Hegazi, Gibbs (Burke 81'); Livermore, Barry; McClean (Chadli 46', Rodriguez 61'), Robson-Kanu, Brunt; Rondon

Jonny Evans in action during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on December 17, 2017
Read Next:
Pardew: 'Jonny Evans could leave West Brom'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account