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Corner taken by Stephen Ireland.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Wilson Palacios on for Marko Arnautovic.
Header by James Morrison misses left.
Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Stephane Sessegnon delivers the ball.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Parried by Asmir Begovic back into danger.
Centre by Oussama Assaidi.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Erik Pieters.
Clearance made by Robert Huth.
Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Nicolas Anelka challenges Asmir Begovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Marc Wilson results in a free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Andy Wilkinson results in a free kick.
Andy Wilkinson manages to make a clearance.
Asmir Begovic makes a clearance.
James Morrison crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Charlie Adam leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Wilson.
Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones.
Kenwyne Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell.
Clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Shane Long replaces Victor Anichebe.
Shot by Erik Pieters went over.
Andy Wilkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.
Corner taken by Marko Arnautovic from the left by-line.
Charlie Adam takes a shot. A parry by Boaz Myhill prevents the goal.
Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball.
Claudio Yacob has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.
Clearance made by Asmir Begovic.
Clearance made by Erik Pieters.
The ball is swung over by Liam Ridgewell.
Stephen Ireland takes a shot and goes over the bar.
Marko Arnautovic delivers the ball.
James Morrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morgan Amalfitano.
Nicolas Anelka on for Saido Berahino.
Kenwyne Jones produces a cross.
Jonathan Walters goes off and Kenwyne Jones comes on.
The ball is sent over by Youssouf Mulumbu.
The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.
Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Erik Pieters, free kick awarded.
Billy Jones takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Robert Huth.
Victor Anichebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross.
Unfair challenge on Asmir Begovic by Jonas Olsson results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano from the left by-line.
Oussama Assaidi crosses the ball.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The match has reached half-time.
Steven Nzonzi takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Liam Ridgewell challenges Oussama Assaidi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Robert Huth.
Liam Ridgewell manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Gareth McAuley.
Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam.
Header by Charlie Adam goes harmlessly over the bar.
Clearance by Billy Jones.
Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson by Claudio Yacob.
Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.
Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell.
Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Ridgewell makes a clearance.
Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Anichebe on Erik Pieters.
Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Erik Pieters.
Morgan Amalfitano takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic parries the effort to safety.
Free kick taken by Steven Nzonzi.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Claudio Yacob results in a free kick.
Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Boaz Myhill catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob.
Claudio Yacob restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Charlie Adam.
Header at goal by Billy Jones. Andy Wilkinson gets a block in.
Liam Ridgewell crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Victor Anichebe.
The ball is swung over by Victor Anichebe.
Oussama Assaidi manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano from the right by-line.
Clearance by Andy Wilkinson.
Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.
Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell.
Billy Jones makes a clearance.
Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Gareth McAuley results in a free kick.
The game gets underway.
Hughes mounts Marko defence
Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes Marko Arnautovic became a victim of his own reputation when he was sent off on Austria duty.
Arnautovic was red-carded late on in last week's World Cup qualifier away to Sweden, which the Austrians lost 2-1, after a coming-together of heads between him and the hosts' striker Johan Elmander.
Elmander, currently on loan at Norwich from Galatasaray, went to ground in the incident, but replays appeared to show he had thrown himself to the turf theatrically and he was later quoted as saying: "I'm not proud of what I did."
Arnautovic, who has put in some bright performances for Stoke since joining from Werder Bremen in August, arrived in England with a bad-boy image - which he acknowledged this week in an interview.
He also signalled his hope to put it behind him, and when asked on Friday if he had been concerned by what he had seen from Arnautovic in last week's incident, Hughes said: "No, not at all.
"The boy Elmander is probably a little bit embarrassed about his actions that led to Marko getting sent off.
"Maybe his reputation went before him somewhat. It certainly didn't warrant a red card."
There have been various stories over the years about indiscipline on Arnautovic's part and in this week's interview, the 24-year-old admitted he has "done some wrong things".
But he also made clear his happiness with his present situation, as well as his desire, for the sake of his family, to steer clear of further negative headlines.
And certainly it seems Hughes has had no reason to complain about Arnautovic in the time he has been managing him.
Hughes said: "I think Marko, since he has been here, has impressed everybody with his attitude and application.
"He is going to be a big player for us this year. I think his ability is there for everybody to see. I think his discipline, in terms of what I ask him to do, and his attacking threat and defensive work are good.
"People possibly like to seek the bad in him.
"But I'd like to think if he keeps performing for us, then people will be more impressed with what he can produce on the field of play rather than what has gone on before, when he was a young man."
Geoff Cameron (calf) is Stoke's only doubt for the meeting with West Brom, whose boss Steve Clarke was a team-mate of Hughes' at Chelsea.
The Baggies have had some notable results of late, with their last two league games seeing them win 2-1 at Manchester United and then draw 1-1 at home with Arsenal.
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke was never close to pushing the panic button despite his side's poor start to the Barclays Premier League season.
Albion had to wait until late September to earn their first win of the campaign, having finished an impressive eighth in the table last term.
Home defeats by Southampton and Swansea had some supporters twitching and Clarke himself admitted at the time a win was needed sooner rather than later.
However, having got off the mark with a 3-0 victory against Sunderland on September 21, the Baggies have strung together a four-match unbeaten run featuring a 2-1 win away to Manchester United and an impressive 1-1 draw at Arsenal last time out.
The level-headed Scot insists it was never a major concern when the goals were not coming.
"The bad start to the season was just three games, really," he said. "Well, two games out of the three because we actually played quite well at Everton and got a point (in between the Southampton and Swansea defeats).
"It was two poor home performances but we didn't panic about it.
"We know, and have said before, that we've got a lot of players here who understand the Premier League. It's a long season and you can go three, four or five games on a bad run but also go on a three or four game good run. You just have to balance the moments and keep picking up the points."
Albion's best performances so far this season have been against so-called 'big guns' United and Arsenal but Clarke insists trips to places like Stoke, who they face on Saturday, are just as hard in their own way.
"Every game in this league is tough," he said. "This is a difficult, difficult fixture for us. Sometimes when you play against the top teams there is a little bit less pressure because nobody expects the result but we go to Stoke and people will be expecting us to get a positive result there. We do too, but it adds a little bit more pressure."
Clarke hopes to have a largely injury-free squad at his disposal for the Britannia Stadium trip.
All of his international players returned from the recent break without reporting any notable problems, with only Uruguayan defender Diego Lugano yet to return to be assessed.
Clarke, therefore, only has two definite absentees in the shape of goalkeeper Ben Foster (foot) and winger Scott Sinclair (hamstring). Matej Vydra, Victor Anichebe, Shane Long and Zoltan Gera are all available after recent injuries.
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