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  • Date:28 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:22,909
  • Shotton (88) Shotton (88)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, Steven Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Reid by Ryan Shotton results in a free kick. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Youssouf Mulumbu has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

89mins

A goal is scored by Ryan Shotton from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Stoke.Assist by Jonathan Walters.

88mins

Graham Dorrans takes the outswinging corner, Effort on goal by Paul Scharner from just inside the area clears the bar.

88mins

Steven Reid delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

87mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune sends in a cross, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Pugh played to the near post, Ben Foster makes a save.

85mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

83mins

Foul by Jerome Thomas on Glenn Whelan, free kick awarded. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones.

81mins

Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jonathan Walters makes a clearance.

81mins

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

81mins

Graham Dorrans takes a short corner.

80mins

Graham Dorrans is brought on as a substitute for James Morrison.

77mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune is brought on as a substitute for Somen Tchoyi.

76mins

Steven Reid produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the box by Somen Tchoyi goes wide of the left-hand upright.

75mins

Shane Long challenges Andy Wilkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jermaine Pennant leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Shotton. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

73mins

Paul Scharner sends in a cross, Andy Wilkinson manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Somen Tchoyi produces a cross, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

70mins

Andy Wilkinson challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Morrison from left channel, clearance by Kenwyne Jones.

69mins

Andy Wilkinson delivers the ball.

69mins

Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

69mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters.

67mins

Danny Pugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Etherington.

66mins

Jerome Thomas comes on in place of Chris Brunt.

64mins

Shot from just outside the box by Somen Tchoyi goes over the bar.

64mins

Paul Scharner takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Somen Tchoyi, Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

61mins

Somen Tchoyi has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

60mins

The ball is delivered by Robert Huth, Unfair challenge on Ben Foster by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

56mins

Centre by Paul Scharner, Andy Wilkinson makes a clearance.

55mins

Glenn Whelan challenges Paul Scharner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

52mins

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

52mins

Centre by Shane Long, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

51mins

The offside flag is raised against Somen Tchoyi. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

50mins

Paul Scharner fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

49mins

Steven Reid fouled by Kenwyne Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Gabriel Tamas takes the free kick.

48mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jermaine Pennant goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt.

47mins

Somen Tchoyi crosses the ball.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson by Kenwyne Jones results in a free kick. Ben Foster takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonas Olsson. Jonas Olsson takes the free kick.

45mins

Paul Scharner challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Etherington, clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.

43mins

Paul Scharner is adjudged to have handled the ball. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Chris Brunt delivers the ball, save made by Asmir Begovic.

37mins

Marc Wilson leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Wilkinson.

34mins

Centre by Matthew Etherington, clearance by Nicky Shorey.

33mins

Somen Tchoyi is ruled offside. Jonathan Woodgate takes the free kick.

28mins

Foul by Shane Long on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Chris Brunt from the free kick.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Jonathan Walters. Jermaine Pennant delivers the ball, Jonathan Walters has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

24mins

James Morrison produces a cross, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Foul by Matthew Etherington on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

23mins

Marc Wilson produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 35 yards that went over the goal.

23mins

Jonas Olsson challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Somen Tchoyi by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick. Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

20mins

Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

17mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot.

17mins

Youssouf Mulumbu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

16mins

The ball is delivered by Nicky Shorey, Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.

14mins

Nicky Shorey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant. Jermaine Pennant restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Jonathan Walters crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Reid.

13mins

Somen Tchoyi is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

12mins

Somen Tchoyi crosses the ball, Shane Long takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a fantastic save.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Marc Wilson, Gabriel Tamas manages to make a clearance.

8mins

The official flags Shane Long offside. Ryan Shawcross takes the direct free kick.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick. Chris Brunt produces a cross, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

6mins

Marc Wilson crosses the ball, Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

6mins

The ball is sent over by Matthew Etherington, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.

5mins

Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, Header by Chris Brunt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

4mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shane Long. Jonathan Woodgate takes the free kick.

3mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Gabriel Tamas
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Chris Brunt
  • Paul Scharner
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • James Morrison
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Marton Fulop
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Craig Dawson
  • Billy Jones
  • Simon Cox
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune

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Match Report

Last-gasp Shotton downs Baggies Stoke substitute Ryan Shotton scored a late winner after a mix-up between West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster and centre-back Gabriel Tamas to secure his side a 1-0 win in the Barclays Premier League clash at the Hawthorns. There appeared little danger when Jonathan Walters pumped a harmless ball into the box but Foster and Tamas allowed Shotton to nip in and score with only a minute remaining of normal time. The goal earned unbeaten Stoke their first league win of the campaign, after two draws, and means Albion have lost their opening three matches. Until then it looked as if Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic's superb save from Shane Long would be the most notable action. The Bosnian international's reflex first-half stop denied summer signing Long a third goal in three games. West Brom were the better side in the first half, with captain Chris Brunt's crosses a constant threat, but Stoke weathered the storm and Shotton's late strike settled the match in their favour. Jonathan Woodgate produced another fine defensive display for the Potters after his move from Tottenham. In midfield West Brom's Youssouf Mulumbu and Stoke's Dean Whitehead took the honours. The first decent opportunity fell to West Brom after good play by Somen Tchoyi who retained his place after Peter Odemwingie suffered a recurrence of his ankle problem. He used his physical strength to hold off the challenge of Ryan Shawcross and his cross was met by Brunt but the Albion skipper sent his header wide. Paul Scharner escaped the marking of Woodgate to connect with a Brunt free-kick but his powerful header was directed straight at Begovic. A superb save from Begovic prevented West Brom taking the lead after 12 minutes. Tchoyi delivered a testing cross from the left flank and Long's bullet header from six yards drew a fine stop from Begovic. West Brom were looking the more likely to break the deadlock and Mulumbu volleyed over from the edge of the box after Woodgate had half-cleared a Nicky Shorey centre. The home side continued to look more threatening and won a free-kick just outside the Stoke box after Walters fouled Tchoyi. Brunt's free-kick completely wrong-footed Begovic but flew inches wide. The visitors were forced to make a change after 36 minutes when Marc Wilson limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury and was replaced by Andy Wilkinson. He slotted in at right-back with Huth reverting to the left-back role vacated by Wilson. Stoke created their first worthwhile opening of the game after 49 minutes. Glenn Whelan took a pass from Walters in his stride and his low shot flew just wide. Chances were at a premium with play becoming more scrappy. Tchoyi found himself in space 20 yards out after good play by Shorey with the overlapping Scharner completely unmarked to his right. But Tchoyi went for the spectacular goal himself and curled his shot past the post. Brunt was substituted after 65 minutes and replaced by Jerome Thomas. Etherington made way for Danny Pugh a minute later, with Shotton taking over from Jermaine Pennant with 15 minutes remaining. There was a rare moment of excitement when Tchoyi volleyed just wide after Scharner had nodded a cross from Steven Reid invitingly into his path. It was Tchoyi's last action after a disappointing second-half performance before he was replaced by Marc-Antoine Fortune. West Brom forced three successive corners in a late spell of pressure but could not find a way through - and then came Shotton's decisive intervention.

Form Guide

    LL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • DD

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 10/11/1984

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Long 2

Stoke

  • K Jones 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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