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.
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
Lee Mason (Lancashire)