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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:26,865
  • Jerome (85)
  • Morrison (34) Dorrans (90)
Goal!

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93:26 +3.26

Peter Crouch challenges Graham Dorrans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

91:31 +1.31

Craig Dawson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jerome Thomas.

89:22

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Morrison. Graham Dorrans finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 1-2 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from James Morrison.

88:13

Gabriel Tamas takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

87:16

Andy Wilkinson is brought on as a substitute for Rory Delap.

87:04

James Morrison has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

86:13

Somen Tchoyi is brought on as a substitute for Simon Cox.

84:47

Jermaine Pennant fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Pennant sends in a cross, Cameron Jerome scores a headed goal from close range. Stoke 1-1 West Brom.Assist by Jermaine Pennant.

84:05

The ball is delivered by Rory Delap, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.

82:10

Unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Jermaine Pennant results in a free kick. Shane Long on for Marc-Antoine Fortune. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

80:47

Centre by Jermaine Pennant.

77:40

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Cameron Jerome coming on for Ryan Shotton.

76:47

Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.

76:07

The ball is sent over by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Robert Huth makes a clearance. James Morrison produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

75:24

Marc Wilson takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Tamas.

74:18

Effort on goal by Graham Dorrans from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

71:52

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, save made by Ben Foster.

70:33

Gareth McAuley concedes a Penalty for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Power penalty taken by Jonathan Walters saved by Ben Foster. Stoke 0-1 West Brom.

69:52

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.

67:34

Matthew Etherington crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

65:07

Jerome Thomas produces a cross.

63:10

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Jonathan Walters has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

61:22

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.

60:47

Robert Huth fouled by Simon Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

58:50

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Walters, save made by Ben Foster.

58:11

Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

56:16

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, clearance by Youssouf Mulumbu.

55:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Jermaine Pennant. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Etherington from the free kick.

53:32

Graham Dorrans takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Thomas Sorensen. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.

52:15

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.

51:35

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Pennant coming on for Jonathan Woodgate.

50:42

James Morrison produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and hits the post.

49:40

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Walters, save made by Ben Foster.

49:22

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

47:45

The ball is crossed by Marc-Antoine Fortune, Thomas Sorensen makes a comfortable save.

46:51

Rory Delap challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jerome Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

46:00

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Walters goes wide right of the goal.

44:20

The ball is sent over by Jerome Thomas, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

40:00

James Morrison has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

39:51

The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

38:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Gabriel Tamas. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Etherington, save by Ben Foster.

36:14

Jonathan Woodgate challenges James Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

34:52

James Morrison fires in a goal from long distance low into the middle of the goal. Stoke 0-1 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Youssouf Mulumbu.

34:10

Marc-Antoine Fortune fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Foster takes the free kick.

33:06

The ball is delivered by Ryan Shotton.

31:35

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Etherington.

31:28

Marc Wilson delivers the ball, clearance by Jonas Olsson.

29:36

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Shotton misses to the right of the target.

27:05

Jonathan Walters has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

26:10

Unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

25:48

Shot from just outside the area by Graham Dorrans misses to the left of the target.

25:05

James Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

23:08

Foul by Peter Crouch on Nicky Shorey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

22:49

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

22:35

The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

22:05

The ball is swung over by Gareth McAuley.

20:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Ryan Shotton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicky Shorey from left wing, clearance made by Jonathan Walters.

17:43

Ryan Shotton sends in a cross, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

16:56

James Morrison has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

13:34

Simon Cox produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

10:34

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington, comfortable save by Ben Foster.

7:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Marc-Antoine Fortune. Thomas Sorensen takes the indirect free kick.

5:20

The referee blows for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Indirect free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

5:01

Graham Dorrans produces a cross, Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.

4:30

Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen gets a block in.

4:11

Marc Wilson produces a cross, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.

1:14

Unfair challenge on James Morrison by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Morrison.

Match Preview

Pulis sets sights on 40 points Stoke manager Tony Pulis has admitted he will not be able to relax this season until his side have hit the magical 40-point barrier. A run of just one defeat in their last 10 Barclays Premier League matches since a 5-0 drubbing at Bolton in early November has propelled Stoke up to eighth and within 10 points of Pulis' target. It seems inconceivable the Potteries outfit will be unable to glean those 10 points from the remaining 17 matches and retain their place in the top flight for what would be a fifth consecutive season. However, until that stage, Pulis cannot rest as he said: "That 40-point barrier is everything, and I mean everything. We have to get Premier League status for next season again. "It's the thing we desire at this football club, with everything else a sideshow in many respects. Premier League football is so, so important, and we have to make sure we are always focused on that. "Of course, we enjoy the cup games, we enjoy the challenge, and I feel we've been able to balance things well since we came up into the Premier League. We've done pretty well in the cup competitions. "But the focus is on those 40 points. We have to get that because it keeps us in the Premier League, and that is the case again this year, to get to 40 points as quick as we can. "We need just 10 points, and we need to get them as quick as we can, and then push on from there. "If we can do it in the next seven or eight games, brilliant. We'll be absolutely delighted, and then as I say we can push on. "But until we do get them I certainly won't be relaxed. When we do, then I'll be doing somersaults." Stoke face a West Brom side at the Britannia Stadium who have slumped on the back of three consecutive league defeats. The form book indicates it will likely be four in a row for the Baggies as they have not won at Stoke for 30 years, losing 13 and drawing five of the 18 matches played. Pulis, though, is taking nothing for granted, adding: "It does obviously throw itself up, with certain clubs having a say over another club, but I don't know why that is. "But we'll go into the game with no pretensions at all. We have to be full throttle and give it everything we possibly can, otherwise if we don't then we'll lose." Pulis has doubts over just two players, with defender Ryan Shotton struggling with a foot injury that kept him out of last weekend's goalless draw at Liverpool, whilst winger Rory Delap has been plagued with cramp in his calves. West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has rubbished reports linking striker Peter Odemwingie with a move to Fulham. Former Fulham boss Hodgson has played down speculation Odemwingie could be heading to Craven Cottage with winger Damien Duff and defender Chris Baird moving in the opposite direction. Hodgson still regards Odemwingie as a key figure even though he has struggled to reproduce the form which brought him 15 goals last season. He said: "There is no truth in it. We've had no contact with Fulham - or any other club - regarding Peter. "He is not a player we want to sell and the story is a bit of a waste of breath to be honest. "I've said many times that we don't want to sell Peter." Hodgson is also close to abandoning his attempt to sign Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell after confirming an initial bid had been rejected. He said: "We made our bid and we perhaps have to start looking elsewhere. "I don't think the club is anxious to improve the bid. As far as I was concerned, it was an idea that came up. "I thought it was a good idea at the price. We thought it would be a possibility. But if it is not a possibility, we will have to move away." Ridgewell was the subject of an enquiry from Albion during the last transfer window and submitted a transfer request but he remains a Blues player at present. Hodgson is looking for Albion to repeat the defensive solidarity that earned them a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium last season. He said: "The Stoke challenge is no longer unique because we have come to terms with it after four years so everyone knows what they are good at and what problems they cause. "You hope you have got the players who can deal with the challenge because you can't stop the ball being whizzed into your box and you can't stop them sending forward six footers. "You have to have the players who can deal with that and not surrender to the pressure. We have sufficient ability to deal with it and we dealt with it pretty well last season." Midfielder Paul Scharner (Achilles) and defender Billy Jones (hamstring) have been ruled out but centre-back Jonas Olsson is available after a four game absence with a calf problem. Hodgson is hoping Jones and right-back Steven Reid (ankle and knee) will be available for next weekend's home FA Cup clash with Norwich.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Jonathan Woodgate
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Wilson
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Rory Delap
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Asmir Begovic
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Cameron Jerome

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Match Report

Baggies end Stoke drought West Brom finally ended their 30-year hoodoo at Stoke by winning 2-1 and brought the curtain down on their miserable run in the Barclays Premier League. After losing 13 games and drawing five of their previous 18 visits to this part of the Potteries, it required two mistakes from Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen to gift Albion the points. Sorensen first allowed past him a low 30-yard shot from James Morrison, and after substitute Cameron Jerome seemingly salvaged a point in the 86th minute, Graham Dorrans then beat the Dane in injury time with a 25-yard free-kick. In fairness, Albion thoroughly deserved this rare win over their Midlands rivals as Morrison also twice hit the woodwork, whilst they carved out other more memorable opportunities to end a run of three straight league defeats. The first came in the fifth minute, with winger Jerome Thomas thwarted by the outstretched left foot of Sorensen after shaking off the challenge of right-back Jonathan Woodgate. Thomas then turned supplier in the 14th minute, picking out Simon Cox just inside the area with a delightful pull back, only for the Republic of Ireland international to slice his shot horribly wide. It was not until midway through the first half that Stoke finally created their first effort, albeit somewhat fortuitously as a long punt upfield was missed by both Nicky Shorey and Gabriel Tamas. That allowed Jonathan Walters a clear run on goal, but as he fired off an early shot, Tamas did superbly to backtrack and produce a vital block. Moments later Morrison tested Sorensen for the first time after being allowed a 20-yard run on goal before letting fly with a rasping shot from 25 yards. However, leaping to his left, Sorensen brilliantly tipped the ball onto his crossbar. It was a portent of what followed just moments later, and at first there was no danger when captain Ryan Shawcross cleared a long ball upfield. Collecting Youssuf Mulumbu's nod forward inside the centre circle, Morrison was still 70 yards from goal, but he was allowed to run and run by a Stoke side that stood off him before he struck a 30-yarder directly at Sorensen. The City goalkeeper should have collected, only to be beaten by a slight last-second swerve on the ball, clawing at it desperately as it ran behind him and crossed the line. One contentious moment before the half ended when Peter Crouch and Albion skipper Jonas Olsson clashed, the latter returning after missing the previous four games with a calf injury. The Stoke striker reached around the front of the centre back, with his right hand coming in contact with Olsson's face. Fortunately for Crouch the incident was missed by referee Anthony Taylor, but picked up on replays as it was shown a couple of times, whilst Olsson to his credit did not make a meal of it. Inside the first six minutes of the second half Albion should have put the game to bed, but first Marc-Antoine Fortune was denied by a block from Robert Huth after a pull back from Dorrans. Within a minute Sorensen was beaten again by Morrison, only for the Scot to despair as his stunning hooked half-volley from 20 yards struck the right-hand post. When Jermaine Pennant replaced Woodgate in the 52nd minute, a previously off-colour Stoke side raised their game. Marc Wilson first fired a 25-yard drive wide and Walters glanced a header inches past the right-hand post. In between, with gaps on the counter, Cox's failure to adequately connect with a sidefoot shot after racing onto a clearance from Foster and stealing in behind the Stoke defence allowed Sorensen to save. The reprieve seemed mighty in the 71st minute when referee Anthony Taylor harshly appeared to have awarded a penalty when Walters ran into Gareth McAuley. But from the spot the Stoke striker went for power, with his shot striking the left knee of a diving Foster. With the game reaching its conclusion, 73rd-minute sub Jerome then glanced Pennant's right-wing free-kick beyond Foster 13 minutes later, seemingly keeping the hoodoo alive. But in the first minute of injury time Sorensen was guilty of allowing Dorrans' long-range free-kick flash past him into his bottom left-hand corner to further add to his afternoon of woe.

Form Guide

    WLDDWD
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • WWDLLL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 28/08/2011
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 28/02/2011
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 3
  • Stoke
  • 20/11/2010
  • West Brom
  • 0 - 2
  • Stoke
  • 04/04/2009
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 22/11/2008
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 12/03/1985

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • P Crouch 6
  • R Delap 2
  • M Etherington 2
  • J Walters 2
  • G Whelan 1
  • R Huth 1
  • K Jones 1
  • C Jerome 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • R Shotton 1

West Brom

  • S Long 5
  • PO Odemwingie 4
  • P Scharner 2
  • J Morrison 2
  • S Reid 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • G McAuley 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 20
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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