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Result: Stoke City overcome West Bromwich Albion at bet365 Stadium

:Headline: Result: Stoke City overcome West Bromwich Albion at bet365 Stadium:
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.
By , European Football Editor | 1y

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



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