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Shot from the free kick by James Morrison went wide of the right-hand post.
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jozy Altidore on Youssouf Mulumbu.
The ball is sent over by Morgan Amalfitano.
Morgan Amalfitano scores with their right foot. West Brom 3-0 Sunderland.Victor Anichebe provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Jack Colback.
Saido Berahino joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephane Sessegnon.
Victor Anichebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John O'Shea.
Clearance by Billy Jones.
Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
Liam Ridgewell sends in a cross.
Liam Ridgewell grabs a goal with a left foot finish. West Brom 2-0 Sunderland.
Clearance by Jack Colback.
Centre by Adam Johnson.
Clearance made by Billy Jones.
The ball is crossed by Billy Jones.
Claudio Yacob on for Scott Sinclair.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Victor Anichebe coming on for Nicolas Anelka.
Clearance by Steven Fletcher.
Billy Jones produces a cross.
Clearance by Gareth McAuley.
Morgan Amalfitano crosses the ball.
Clearance by Liam Ridgewell.
Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.
A cross is delivered by Jack Colback.
Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.
Handball by Jozy Altidore.
Modibo Diakite fouled by Nicolas Anelka, the ref awards a free kick.
Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.
Jozy Altidore comes on in place of Fabio Borini.
Clearance by John O'Shea.
Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Fabio Borini results in a free kick.
Centre by Charis Mavrias.
Unfair challenge on Boaz Myhill by Ondrej Celustka results in a free kick.
Charis Mavrias fouled by Morgan Amalfitano, the ref awards a free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon makes a clearance.
Jack Colback delivers the ball.
The second half kicks off.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Adam Johnson delivers the ball.
Emanuele Giaccherini leaves the field to be replaced by Charis Mavrias.
James Morrison challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabio Borini on Gareth McAuley.
Billy Jones fouled by Emanuele Giaccherini, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by John O'Shea.
A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Morgan Amalfitano takes a shot. Modibo Diakite gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Morgan Amalfitano.
Liam Ridgewell restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emanuele Giaccherini.
Shot by Emanuele Giaccherini. Blocked by Morgan Amalfitano.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson.
Adam Johnson has an effort at goal. Liam Ridgewell gets a block in.
Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Nicolas Anelka.
Billy Jones makes a clearance.
Clearance made by James Morrison.
Free kick crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.
Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Ondrej Celustka results in a free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon scores with their right foot. West Brom 1-0 Sunderland.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Keiren Westwood fumbles the ball.
Free kick taken by Stephane Sessegnon.
Nicolas Anelka fouled by Modibo Diakite, the ref awards a free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson.
Clearance made by Jack Colback.
James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner.
Emanuele Giaccherini crosses the ball.
Shot on goal comes in from Emanuele Giaccherini from the free kick. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell.
Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal. Billy Jones gets a block in.
Emanuele Giaccherini delivers the ball.
Modibo Diakite takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Fabio Borini.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Morgan Amalfitano.
Clearance made by Adam Johnson.
Clearance made by Ondrej Celustka.
Centre by Nicolas Anelka.
Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
The ball is crossed by Ondrej Celustka.
The match has kicked off.
Sessegnon set for swift reunion
Steve Clarke is ready to throw Stephane Sessegnon in at the deep end should the forward make his West Brom debut against former club Sunderland.
The Benin international arrived at The Hawthorns on transfer deadline day in what eventually turned out to be an acrimonious departure from Wearside.
Sessegnon had a lot of fans at the Stadium of Light but divided opinion due to his enigmatic demeanour, with Black Cats boss Paolo Di Canio questioning his commitment after selling him to Albion.
Baggies boss Clarke has yet to get to know the forward but has no doubt the player will be raring to go should he make his bow on Saturday.
"I won't have to motivate Stephane," he said.
"He's just joined a new club and he's got a new challenge. You can see every day in training that he's excited about the prospect of playing here and he's looking forward to the game at the weekend.
"I don't think it would matter who we were playing, he'd still be looking forward to it.
"I haven't read Paolo's comments because I tend not to read the media. I'm not really sure what the context was.
"Sometimes when a player leaves a club the manager will choose to make some critical comments but that's for every individual to decide how they want to do it.
"I've only known Stephane for 10 days or so. It's not very long and I haven't had too many chats with him.
"He's quiet, but when I was young I was quiet as well. That doesn't make you introverted or a difficult character. Some people are quiet, some people are loud.
"Everybody has their own character."
Defender John O'Shea returns to the Sunderland squad, as does former skipper Lee Cattermole, who seemed set to leave the Stadium of Light during the summer, and midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini following his recovery from a hamstring problem.
Di Canio has urged his players to take responsibility for securing a much-needed first win of the season.
The Black Cats are stuck at the bottom of the table with just a single point from their four games to date.
Di Canio insists he is not concerned by a run of results which could get worse before it gets better with leaders Liverpool due at the Stadium of Light next weekend and champions Manchester United following hot on their heels.
However, the 45-year-old Italian knows how much of a boost a win over the Baggies, who are only a point better off, could provide and he is challenging his players to make a statement.
He said: "Paolo Di Canio is the first responsible because I pick my players, I choose the strategy of how we have to play. I absolutely always agree with this: the manager is the number one responsible.
"But the players have to feel a responsibility. They are adult footballers who have to have the desire and the courage to say, 'Yes, we lost, we lost, but I am sure I did my best'.
"It doesn't mean you can be bad or not give quality in training sessions, you have to be professional. Don't smile, but train harder.
"It doesn't have to come only from the manager, otherwise it's tough. This is why I hope we are going to win soon."
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