Stoke City 0-1 West Brom (29.08.2015) Live Commentary

The fans must be pleased with the show they have seen on the pitch today. It was the opposite of boredom, very attractive football. Let’s hope the players won’t lose their passion and determination in the future matches. Both teams’ performances were more or less even. Both sides tried to combine well and to keep the ball on their feet.
Nothing more will happen today, Michael Oliver has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) is booked.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
James Morrison (West Brom) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) releases a low pass from just outside the box in an attempt to find his teammate, but one of the defenders calmly averts the threat.
Gareth McAuley (West Brom) is yellow-carded for breaking the rules of the game.
Cristian Gamboa (West Brom) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
Marc Muniesa (Stoke City) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but it didn’t meet his expactations as none of his teammates managed to connect with it.
Here is a change. Mame Diouf is going off and Mark Hughes gives the last tactical orders to Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).
That was close. Callum McManaman (West Brom) fires a shot from the edge of the box which goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) fires a powerful shot which is blocked.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players.
Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) gets a shot from distance but fails to generate enough power to beat the goalkeeper.
Boaz Myhill blocks the effort to deny Erik Pieters (Stoke City), who takes a shot from the edge of the box.
The ball is whipped in from the corner by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), but one of the defenders gets it clear.
Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. Stoke City get a chance to score from a corner kick.
Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger.
Erik Pieters (Stoke City) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it. The referee blows his whistle, Stoke City are awarded a corner kick.
Cristian Gamboa (West Brom) picks up a yellow card.
Substitution. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) in, Xherdan Shaqiri out.
A direct free kick from promising position, taken by Callum McManaman (West Brom), is struck into one of the defending players who averts the threat.
The referee gives a yellow card to Erik Pieters (Stoke City).
Tony Pulis has decided to substitute James McClean and he is replaced by Cristian Gamboa (West Brom).
Substitution. Glen Johnson is making his way off the pitch with Marc Wilson (Stoke City) coming on as his replacement.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety.
James McClean (West Brom) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) blasts the ball high over the crossbar.
James McClean (West Brom) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) is trying to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The referee points to the corner flag. West Brom are given a corner.
James McClean (West Brom) sends an inaccurate cross from the corner kick as he overhits his effort. The ball goes out-of-play.
James McClean (West Brom) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The ball is out-of-play. West Brom will have a chance to score from a corner.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) passes the ball onto James Morrison (West Brom), but one of the defenders dispossesses him.
The resulting corner from James McClean (West Brom) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. The ball is out-of-play. West Brom win a corner kick.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) sends a cross into the box, but Jack Butland comes off his line to gather the ball.
Glen Johnson (Stoke City) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way wide of the left post.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) blows a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side into the penalty area and sends a bullet header which goes narrowly over the crossbar!
Half-time substitution. Craig Gardner is replaced by Callum McManaman (West Brom).
Michael Oliver blows his whistle and the second half starts.
It’s a wonderful experience for every football lover to behold this hugely entertaining encounter. The players are showing their best, making the game very attractive. We can’t say that one of the teams enjoyed any superiority over the first half. Both sides try to prevail using combination football.
There will be nothing more to see in the first half. The whistle blowing of Michael Oliver has ended it.
Rickie Lambert showcases his great technique and produces a beautiful lofted cross into the box, where Jose Rondon (West Brom) manages to convert it into the goal. He heads it inside the right post and gets on the scoresheet. It is 0:1.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) tries his luck and takes a shot from inside the box. His effort on goal is blocked by a defender. West Brom win a corner.
James Morrison (West Brom) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) has an effort from the edge of the area, but he skies the ball over the top.
James McClean (West Brom) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
West Brom’s players are exchanging short passes from one to another, waiting for the right moment to beat the opposition’s defence.
This corner is not going into the box. Craig Gardner (West Brom) decides to take it with a short pass.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) wastes an opportunity. He finds himself in acres of space and fires a terrific shot from long range which is directed straight towards the roof of the net. The goalkeeper makes a brilliant save and stops this one! The ball goes out for a corner. West Brom can continue in their attacking effort.
A pass by Joleon Lescott (West Brom) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
The corner from Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) is intercepted by the defence.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted. The ball is out-of-play and Stoke City manage to earn a corner.
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Claudio Yacob, and he is replaced by Rickie Lambert (West Brom).
Charles Graham Adam (Stoke City) makes a reckless challenge on his opponent and is shown a red card without any hesitation from the referee!
Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
One of the defenders is in the right place at the right time and makes a vital save to deny a close-range header from Mame Diouf (Stoke City). The ball goes out-of-play. Stoke City are awarded a corner kick.
Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City) can have an early bath after being sent off by the referee!
Craig Gardner (West Brom) is the one who receives a yellow card.
James Morrison (West Brom) misses a great chance after striking the ball towards the left side of the goal and the goalkeeper makes a comfortable save.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) is disappointed with himself because he got into a good area, but he produces a poor cross.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Charles Graham Adam (Stoke City) takes the corner which is cleared by the opposition’s defence.
Glen Johnson (Stoke City) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. The ball goes out-of-play. Stoke City are awarded a corner kick.
Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Corner kick. James McClean (West Brom) is ready to send the ball in.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) attempts to find his teammate with a final pass from outside of the box, but one of the defenders clears the ball to safety. The ball is out-of-play. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
Mame Diouf (Stoke City) heads the ball towards goal, but his effort is saved by the goalkeeper.
Mame Diouf (Stoke City) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger.
Charles Graham Adam (Stoke City) tries to find Xherdan Shaqiri, but he put too much power on that pass.
Close! Charles Graham Adam (Stoke City) unleashes a rocket of a shot from the edge of the box and his shot flies just a few inches over the crossbar.
Charles Graham Adam (Stoke City) whips the ball into the penalty area, but one of the defenders is alert and spanks it away.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) works the corner short.
Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City) attempts to send a low pass into the box from the edge of the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence knocks the ball to safety. Stoke City force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
Stoke City are showcasing great team work and neat passing move.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
The players are on the pitch and West Brom will have the kick-off.
Michael Oliver will referee today’s match.
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