West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Stoke City: Morrison’s marker enough

  • Teams combine for 28 shots
  • Chadli assists Morrison
  • Baggies comfortably top half
  • James Morrison‘s sixth minute goal held up as West Brom moved seven points clear of the bottom half with a 1-0 win over visiting Stoke City on Saturday at the Hawthorns.

    The loss leaves Stoke in 11th with 29 points, seven behind the victorious Baggies.

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    Salomon Rondon had the Hawthorns up and cheering with a third minute finish, but the flag was up and Stoke was quite pleased.

    That feeling changed moments later when James Morrison darted onto a through ball from Nacer Chadli and curled a terrific finish around a charging Lee Grant. 1-0, Baggies.

    Erik Pieters missed what should’ve been an equalizer in the second half, heading a point-blank chance across goal and well wide.

    There would be five minutes of stoppage time, and a missed finish from Jake Livermore kept the result in the balance.

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