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90+4'
The full time whistle is blown. Stoke are victorious here. Thanks for joining us today, and we'll see you again next season.
90'
We'll have four added minutes at the end of this match.
90'
 
Stoke also make their final change of the day, and it's a pretty sentimental one, too. Matthew Etherington, who will leave Stoke after today's game, replaces Marko Arnautovic.
Stoke City Substitution
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
89'
 
A final substitution for the hosts, with Matej Vydra replacing Youssouf Mulumbu.
88'
Pepe Mel, who may well be leaving The Hawthorns at the end of the season, cuts a frustrated figure on the home bench.
87'
 
GOAL!! Adam scores, and it comes out of absolutely nowhere. The midfielder takes the ball just inside the West Brom half and bursts forward. He's allowed to carry the ball far too far and then, with no options available, smashes the ball into the bottom right-hand corner from 25 yards.
Stoke City Goal

Bottom Right

85'
Sessegnon has a pop at goal from the edge of the penalty area, and it isn't too for away either. The striker uses his strength to turn Shawcross before firing a wicked left-footed effort on goal, though it narrowly clears the bar.
84'
Ireland picks out Crouch with a wonderful cross-field switch. The striker takes the ball down neatly on his chest, but isn't given the chance to shoot as the flag goes up.
83'
 
A second change of the day for the Baggies now, with Liam O'Neill replacing Craig Dawson.
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
82'
Olsson almost puts his side in danger with a weak backpass to Foster. Arnautovic chases it down, but sees the West Brom keeper clear his lines.
81'
 
Mark Hughes makes his second change of the day - and it's a relatively defensive one. Charlie Adam replaces Jon Walters.
Stoke City Substitution
79'
Berahino sends Sessegnon down the left, and the striker looks to flick the ball past the covering Wilson, but his touch is too firm and Sorensen is out to gather.
78'
Stoke continue to dominate possession, though they've not seen as much of the ball as they did in the opening half. Just over ten minutes to go in the final game of this Premier League season.
Stoke City Substitution
77'
 
Stoke make their first change of the match, with Peter Crouch replacing Odemwingie. The Nigerian takes his time walking off the pitch, savouring the frosty reception from the home crowd.
75'
Wilson attempts to play his way out of danger deep inside his own half but gets it totally wrong, conceding a corner.
74'
Ireland looks to be impeded as he wins the ball back in the Baggies half. The referee doesn't see it that way though and allows play to continue. The former Villa midfielder then lunges into a challenge and is fortunate not to go into the book.
73'
Morrison now unlucky as he bursts forward towards the Stoke penalty area. He muscles his way past two challenges and then looks to exchange a one-two with Berahino, but the pass is poor and the move breaks down.
72'
Odemwingie, who has played very well this afternoon, is guilty of selfishness as he leads a Stoke attack. Arnautovic is in acres of space on the left and should really be given the ball, but his strike partner looks to find the back of the net and drags his shot wide.
71'
Another poor throw out from Foster puts his side in trouble, with Dawson instantly dispossessed. Odemwingie is sent through on goal, but the flag is up - much to Foster's relief.
70'
Brunt, playing out of position at left-back, overlaps and sends in a wonderful cross, but it somehow avoids everybody in the box.
68'
Play is resumed, and Dawson is back on the pitch, though he is walking awkwardly. A little over 20 minutes to go now - can either side grab a winner?
66'
Dawson lands heavily following a Stoke corner, and the physios are on to aid the defender. He looks in some pain.
65'
Arnautovic looks to beat Foster with another speculative effort from the left. It's a whipped shot with the inside of his right - almost identical to the one that crashed off the post - but Foster sees it early and beats it away.
63'
West Brom finally have a bit of urgency about them. It's taken an hour, but they've finally come to life.
West Bromwich Albion Substitution
62'
POST!! Much, much better from the Baggies. There is finally a bit of invention now. Amalfitano's neat little flick around the corner sends through Mulumbu, who crashes a volley off the far post. The home crowd are now finally making some noise.
60'
CHANCE!! Dawson and Sessegnon link up once more. The full-back is sent free down the right, crossing to find the head of the striker. It's a decent effort, but Sorensen is able to hold on.
59'
POST!! The visitors almost go up the other end and score straight away. Arnautovic pulls away from Dawson and looks to find the far corner with a whipped effort. It beats Foster, but hits the foot of the post and out for a goal kick.
57'
 
GOAL! WEST BROM SCORE. Amalfitano holds the ball up well, finally sending Dawson down the right. The midfielder cuts the ball back from the byline, with Berahino stepping over to allow Sessegnon to finish from 10 yards.
56'
Another half-chance for Odemwingie, who bursts forward, and keeps going with no West Brom player looking to close him down. It's dragged wide, though.
West Bromwich Albion Goal

Bottom Right

55'
Amalfitano sends Brunt down the left, and the full-back crosses, but there is a real lack of desire from either of the strikers to get on the end of the ball. Sorensen claims.
54'
MY OH MY!! Ben Foster attempts to throw the ball out to Brunt and gets it horribly wrong, sending the ball out for a corner. Almost an own goal. Probably the most exciting thing of this match.
53'
First chance of the second half as Arnautovic rushes on to Ireland's through ball to shoot on goal. It's hit firmly, but is too central and is gathered by Foster.
52'
Arnautovic sees his name in lights as he attempts another audacious 35-yard drive. Similar to the one in the first half, this effort balloons over the bar.
51'
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50'
Arnautovic is through and goal and bursts towards Foster, but the flag is up and play is brough back. Nice move from the visitors, however.
49'
Muniesa and Arnautovic trade a one-two down the left, with the latter then sending in a delightful ball as he looks to pick out Ireland. Olsson reads it well, though, and clears well.
48'
The keeper now has a nightmare when trying to come and claim the ball from the corner. He misses it completely and then pleads for a free-kick. Fortunately for the stopper the ball drifts out for a goal kick.
47'
Smart stop from Sorensen, who has to be alert from McAuley's cross - tipping it over his bar to ensure that it doesn't creep in at the far post.
46'
The second half is under way. Stoke kick off.
45+1'
The first half comes to an end.
45'
We'll have one minute of added time at the end of this poor first half.
44'
Some more merciless winding up of Odemwingie by the home players now. This really is quite something. I've never seen anybody so universally hated on a pitch.
43'
Poor judgement from Mulumbu, who should really shoot from 20 yards, but he looks to find Berahino with a near-impossible ball. The move breaks down.
42'
A number of Stoke players instantly surround McAuley following that challenge, but Odemwingie doesn't look fazed in the slightest.
41'
Finally something to cheer for the home fans. McAuley, who has already put through his box, is fouled by Odemwingie but then retaliates with a nasty challenge. He escapes a yellow card. Somehow.
40'
A real waste from N'Zonzi, who bursts forward and has options, but is selfish and is tackled on the edge of the box.
39'
Some more boos from the home crowd as the hosts pass the ball around without any urgency at all. They are still losing 1-0.
38'
The West Brom players look like they're relieved to still be in the Premier League and can't wait to get off this pitch.
37'
Finally a bit of promise from the hosts. Brunt overlaps down the left and sends a wicked ball across the face of the goal. Berahino is the only man gambling for the ball, but he can't quite get there.
36'
It's all too easy for Stoke at the minute. Muniesa overlaps down the left, but his cross is hit too near Foster and the keeper gathers.
35'
The home fans really aren't happy with what they are seeing. There is a lack of urgency in the home side, and boos can be heard.
34'
Neat buil-up from Stoke, who exchange a number of short, sharp passes on the edge of the penalty area. Ireland finally receives the ball and looks to score from 20 yards, but the effort is blocked and is sent out for a corner.
33'
Good working from Odemwingie down the right once more. He jinks his way past Brunt and then finds Muniesa with a clever sweeping ball, but the former Barca man wastes possession and the chance is gone.
32'
Arnautovic sets his sights from 35 yards. He's under no pressure, but obviously wants to make a final-day headline. His shot is dragged wide. Very wide.
31'
There just aren't enough options in the final third for the hosts. Morrison does well on the right and finds the overlapping Sessegnon, but the ball into the box avoids the lonely Berahino.
30'
Stoke are looking very comfortable on the ball now. They're playing the ball around between themselves, whilst the crowd are deadly silent inside The Hawthorns.
29'
The hosts are really lacking a spark in the final third. Sessegnon and Berahino link up well to reach the edge of the box, but the former's final ball is poor and runs through to Sorensen.
28'
Neat work from Mulumbu inside the centre circle, using his strength to brush off Ireland and N'Zonzi's challenge to burst forward. Ireland recovers and makes a great-looking challenge, but it's deemed a foul.
27'
Odemwingie rises highest inside the West Brom box from the corner, but the Nigerian mistimes his jump and sees the ball skid off his head and out for a goal kick.
26'
Another neat build-up from Stoke, with Ireland breaking down the right before finding Odemwingie with a clever reverse ball. The striker is unselfish this time and looks to find a teammate, bnut the ball is cleared.
25'
Mulumbu now exchanges words with Amalfitano, who also has a considerable height advantage. The Baggies man is obviously in a bad mood today.
24'
That was hugely unfortnate. The Baggies defender, running backwards, really couldn't get out of the way as he diverted it past Foster. The hosts trail 1-0, but they still won't go down.
22'
 
GOAL! Stoke take the lead at The Hawthorns. N'Zonzi does tremendously well on the edge of the penalty area to avoid the challenge of Olsson and play in Arnautovic. The striker drives forward and looks to find a teammate with a drilled cross, but McAuley can only turn the ball into his own net. OWN GOAL!!
Stoke City Goal

Bottom Left

21'
Great play from Odemwingie who dances past Brunt on the edge of the penalty area before shooting at goal. It looks to be finding the far corner, but Sorensen makes the save.
20'
Amalfitano thinks he's through on goal after he wriggles past Shawcross, but Cameron is over in a flash to nick the ball off the striker and clear.
19'
A real poor challenge from Mulumbu on N'Zonzi, and the two come to blows. There is a huge difference in height between the two, and the Baggies man is smart to walk away.
17'
Morrison has the chance to unleash his powerful right-footed shot from the edge of the box, but he tries to skip past a number of challenges before shooting and is tackled.
16'
The former Baggies striker is subject of a rather fruitful song from the home crowd. There are a number of choice words in there, so I can't tell you what they're singing, but it is quite entertaining. Have a look on Twitter, if you're interested.
15'
Odemwingie picks up the ball on the right wing and cuts inside. He has options in the box, but wants to silence the boo boys and opts to shoot, though his effort is dragged wide.
14'
Sessegnon and Berahino break with Stoke looking short at the back, but Dorrans, who finally receives the ball, takes too much time and is robbed of possession.
13'
Amalfitano shows some promise on the right wing, dancing past a number of challenges, but his cross is a poor one and floats straight into the arms of Sorensen.
12'
What a miss from Walters. Cameron skips down the right and sends a delightful ball into the box, where Walters is waiting. The striker is unmarked and only has to direct his header on target from six yards, but he sends it wide.
11'
Ireland's corner from the right is lofted into the box and is met by the towering N'Zonzi, but his header is poor and balloons over the bar.
10'
First chance for Stoke. Cameron's hopeful long ball is missed by McAuley, allowing Walters through. The striker bursts into the box and shoots on goal from a tight angle, but the effort is beaten away by Foster.
9'
Odemwingie gets his second touch of the ball, and, once again, is subject of some heavy booing. The home side have not forgotten their former striker's shameful departure.
8'
West Brom still controlling the play, Stoke struggling to settle. Another positive move ends in disappointment with Dorrans blazing over the bar from 30 yards.
7'
Morrison and Berahino move swiftly down the left, before the ball finds its way to Sessegnon on the edge of the penalty area. His first-time effort is well struck, but Cameron's sliding challenge diverts the ball out for a corner.
6'
It's been a positive start from the home side, who have seen most of the ball. They break in numbers, looking to catch Stoke on the break, but the visitors are resolute at the back.
5'
A worry for Mark Hughes as Arnautovic hobbles over to the touchline. He's struggling, but the forward is a real warrior and he'll do everything to stay on the pitch.
4'
Morrison's corner is whipped in from the left, with Olsson rising highest. Stoke fail to clear and the ball falls to Sessegnon, who is two yards from goal, but he somehow manages to smash the ball against the crossbar. What a miss.
3'
Berahino breaks down the left, skipping past Cameron before crossing from the byline. Sessegnon is waiting inside the six yard box, but Shawcross makes the block.
2'
Odemwingie gets an early touch on the ball and is roundly booed by the home fans, though he will have expected that. How he'd love to score today.
1'
This match is underway. The home side kick off.
14:55
The players are now in the tunnel, awaiting to make their way onto the pitch ahead of the pre-match formalities. We're just five minutes away from kick-off.
14:50
How do you think this game will go today, folks? It may be a dead rubber, but, if you still care, let me know on the comments section below or on Twitter @JoshuaHayward99.
14:45
Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie returns to face his old club today following his high-profile departure last year, but manager Mark Hughes insists that the Nigerian has been superb during his time at the Britannia Stadium "He was a no-risk signing for us, truth be told, because he has performed incredibly well and scored many goals at this level. He has come in here and performed exactly how I thought he would do. He has made a real impact here," Hughes said.
14:40
As previously mentioned, Baggies boss Mel, despite guiding his side to safety (just), could well leave The Hawthorns this summer. He said: "In four or five days we will all know where we are going to end up. I'll meet with the chairman and we will see if the vision he has for the club is the same as mine. If it is we will continue on to next season, and if it is not, we will not. I hope it is a good game and I hope we are able to put to one side the account we gave of ourselves at Sunderland.
14:35
Like most of the day's final fixtures, this one is pretty much a dead rubber - though West Brom could 'mathematically' still go down. But that would depend on Norwich securing victory against Arsenal and a 17-goal swing taking place. So, unless Stoke beat the Baggies 9-0 and Norwich beat the Gunners 8-0, it's pretty safe to say that West Brom will be playing top-flight football next season.
14:30
Mark Hughes has also made a few changes for today's final Premier League fixture. The Stoke boss, who saw his side beat Fulham 4-1 last weekend, has brought in Thomas Sorensen to replace Asmir Begovic in goal. Ryan Shawcross and Jon Walters are also drafted in, taking the place of Dutchman Erik Pieters and Oussama Assaidi respectively.
14:25
West Brom boss Pepe Mel, who revealed this week that his future in charge of the Baggies is not yet decided, has made four changes to the side that lost to Sunderland in midweek. Steven Reid, Diego Lugano, Claudio Yacob and Victor Anichebe have all been dropped, with Jonas Olsson, Craig Dawson, Youssouf Mulumbu and Morgan Amalfitano all coming in.
14:20
The teams are in: WEST BROM: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino...SUBS: Myhill, O'Neil, Lugano, Yacob, Anichebe, Vydra, Ridgewell /// STOKE: Sorensen, Muniesa, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron, Arnautovic, Whelan, N'Zonzi, Odemwingie, Ireland, Walters...SUBS: Butland, Pieters, Wilkinson, Adam, Palacios, Entherington, Crouch.
14:15
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of the final day in the 2013/14 Premier League season. In store for you today we have an all-Midlands clash, with West Brom taking on Stoke City.

Starting Line-ups

West Bromwich Albion
Stoke City
    • 1
      Foster
    • 11
      C
      Brunt
    • 3
      Jonas Olsson
    • 23
      McAuley
    • 25
      Dawson
    • Dorrans
    • Mulumbu
    • 29
      Sessegnon
    • 7
      Morrison
    • Amalfitano
    • 18
      Berahino
Team Manager:  Tony Pulis
    • 19
      Walters
    • 9
      Odemwingie
    • 7
      Ireland
    • 10
      Arnautovic
    • N'Zonzi
    • 6
      Whelan
    • 20
      Cameron
    • 17
      C
      Shawcross
    • 12
      Wilson
    • 5
      Muniesa
    • 29
      Sørensen
Team Manager:  Mark Hughes
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. FosterDFP
0 3 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Jonas OlssonDFP
0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
G. McAuleyDFP
0 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
C. BruntDFP
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. DawsonDFP
0 1 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 83
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. SessegnonDFP
1 0 2 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. MorrisonDFP
0 0 1 52 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
G. DorransDFP
0 0 1 53 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 90
Y. MulumbuDFP
0 0 1 42 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 89
M. AmalfitanoDFP
0 0 1 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 63
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. BerahinoDFP
0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. SørensenDFP
0 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. CameronDFP
0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
M. MuniesaDFP
0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. WilsonDFP
0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
R. ShawcrossDFP
0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. IrelandDFP
0 0 0 49 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 90
G. WhelanDFP
0 1 0 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. N'ZonziDFP
0 0 0 62 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. ArnautovicDFP
0 0 5 42 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 89
P. OdemwingieDFP
0 0 3 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 77
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. WaltersDFP
0 0 2 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 81
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