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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3 - James Morrison has netted three goals in his last five Premier League apps, as many as he managed in his previous 29. Streak.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 4, 2017
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