Date: 19th December 2008 at 12:39pm
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With each defeat it becomes harder to dwell on the game; and as a result the gap in match report publishing lengthens proportionately.

Last weekend the Albion were humbled, putting in a totally ineffectual performance in a vital match against a managerless Sunderland side. Kenwyne Jones effectively ended the game with two goals in two minutes half way through the first half. My earlier prediction of needing 7 points from the twelve just gone yielded one. Being bottom at Christmas looks likely, a return to the Championship similarly so.

‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.’ Winston Churchill
Sunderland (4-4-2)
Fulop, Bardsley, Ferdinand, Nosworthy, Collins, Malbranque (Edwards 59), Tainio, Richardson, Reid (Leadbitter 79), Cisse, Jones.
Subs Not Used: Colgan, Diouf, Miller, Murphy, Yorke

West Brom (4-5-1)
Carson, Zuiverloon, Olsson, Meite, Robinson, Brunt (Kim 46), Borja Valero, Koren, Morrison (Bednar 46), Greening, Moore (Beattie 68).
Subs Not Used: Kiely, Cech, Barnett, Filipe Teixeira

Lee Mason (Lancashire)