West Brom 2-0 Stoke: Baggies make it three in a row to stay out of the drop zone

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West Bromwich Albion strolled past Stoke City with a 2-0 win on Saturday at The Hawthorns. West Brom were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Queens Park Rangers away (1-0), the other to Blackpool at home (1-0). Stoke had lost their previous match against Birmingham City. West Brom and Stoke currently occupy 21st and 17th spots in the table, with 23 points and 25 points respectively after 21 matches.

It was an impressive opening from West Brom, when Kyle Bartley found the net, 39 minutes in. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

The Baggies started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with an early goal from Brandon Thomas-Asante in the 50th minute, seing the match finish 2-0.

Substitutions for West Brom included Erik Pieters, Tom Rogic, Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Grady Diangana and Daryl Dike for John Swift, Jayson Molumby, Matthew Phillips, Jed Wallace and Brandon Thomas-Asante, respectively. Stoke brought on Dwight Gayle, Morgan Fox, Jacob Brown and Tarique Fosu, to replace Nick Powell, Tyrese Campbell, Liam Delap and Josh Tymon.

There were bookings for Conor Townsend from West Brom. For Stoke, Jordan Thompson, Liam Delap and Jacob Brown saw yellow.

West Brom will next travel to Sunderland AFC, while Stoke will face Cardiff City at home.

Technical card:
West Bromwich Albion:Kyle Bartley, Brandon Thomas-Asante (Daryl Dike, min.90), John Swift (Erik Pieters, min.66), Jayson Molumby (Tom Rogic, min.80), Matthew Phillips (Taylor Gardner-Hickman, min.80), Jed Wallace (Grady Diangana, min.81) and Conor Townsend
Stoke City:Nick Powell (Dwight Gayle, min.22), Jordan Thompson, Tyrese Campbell (Morgan Fox, min.46), Liam Delap (Jacob Brown, min.69) and Josh Tymon (Tarique Fosu, min.70)
Stadium:The Hawthorns
Goals:Kyle Bartley (1-0, min. 39) and Brandon Thomas-Asante (2-0, min. 50)