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Albion woeful in defeat to Stoke

Stoke
1 - 0
West Brom

The Britannia

Saturday 22nd November; 15:00

Attendance: 26,613

Referee:

The wretched run of form that West Brom are in showed no signs of letting up in a hugely disappointing performance away at The Britannia stadium, where Mama Sidibe scored the only goal of the game with six minutes to play, leaving the Baggies rooted to the bottom.

Keeping this short, the game was dreadful with neither side looking as if they were possession of any quality whatsoever. The Potters began to exert their control on the game after a fairly even opening period, and Carson dropped two relatively easy catches that showed signs of jitters following his game under the microscope in Berlin. Thankfully on both of these occasions the ball fell kindly to an Albion defender.

Mustering two shots on goal and playing with a lone frontman for the majority of the match, we never looked like taking three points, but Sidibe ended all hope of even coming away with one with an 84th minute header from a Higginbotham cross. Rubbish.

No player (from either side) would have been awarded more than a 6; we need a result and some points or else our chances of shrugging off the yo-yo tag are hopeless.

Star Player

Ha

Stoke City (4-4-2)

Sorensen, Griffin, Abdoulaye Faye, Shawcross (Cort 80), Higginbotham, Soares (Tonge 65), Amdy Faye, Diao, Delap, Kitson (Cresswell 11), Sidibe.
Subs Not Used: Simonsen, Olofinjana, Whelan, Wilkinson

West Brom (4-5-1)

Carson, Zuiverloon, Meite, Olsson, Robinson, Greening, Borja Valero (Bednar 86), Kim (Filipe Teixeira 57), Brunt, Koren, Miller.
Subs Not Used: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Moore, Donk

Referee

Lee Mason (Lancashire)


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Writer:Alex Humpage
Date:Sunday November 23 2008
Time: 5:14PM

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Comments

0
Ouch, awful result, those are the games you HAVE to win. Come on Baggies, thought you'd stay up this season.
The Fear
24/11/2008 15:31:00
0
Don't I know it. DREADFUL result. Even though we have not beaten the punters for nearly three decades this one was hard to swallow.
Alex Humpage
26/11/2008 13:13:00
0
absolute rubbish
Shefbaggie
02/12/2008 14:07:00
0
This one was an abberation - we've not played that bad in ANY of our other games. Long way to go yet.
mightystripes
04/12/2008 13:31:00
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