Stoke City strolled past West Bromwich Albion with a 1-0 win on Friday at Bet365 Stadium. Stoke were looking for a victory after a 1-1 draw against Preston North End while West Brom were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers. As the table looks today, Stoke are in 3rd place on the table and has 21 points while West Brom sit in 1st with 22 points after 11 matches.
Following a goalless first half, Stoke piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Nick Powell giving The Potters the lead in the 79th minute. They managed to see the game out with a clean sheet and a final score of 1-0.
Stoke brought on Sam Surridge, Steven Fletcher and Alfie Doughty for Jacob Brown, Mario Vrancic and Nick Powell. West Brom brought on Matthew Phillips, Grady Diangana and Jayson Molumby, to replace Jordan Hugill, Karlan Grant and Alex Mowatt.
There were bookings for Adam Davies and Sam Surridge from Stoke, and Jake Livermore and Sam Johnstone, for West Brom.
Stoke will next play Sheffield United away, with West Brom facing Birmingham City at home.
|Stoke City:||Adam Davies, Mario Vrancic (Steven Fletcher, min.76), Jacob Brown (Sam Surridge, min.57), Ben Wilmot, Josh Tymon, Nick Powell (Alfie Doughty, min.86), Jordan Thompson, Joe Allen, Tommy Smith, James Chester and Harry Souttar|
|West Bromwich Albion:||Sam Johnstone, Adam Reach, Karlan Grant (Grady Diangana, min.57), Semi Ajayi, Callum Robinson, Jordan Hugill (Matthew Phillips, min.55), Alex Mowatt (Jayson Molumby, min.81), Jake Livermore, Darnell Furlong, Conor Townsend and Kyle Bartley|
|Goals:||Nick Powell (1-0, min. 79)|