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Summary

  1. Sunderland XI: Mannone; Yedlin, Kaboul, Kone, van Aanholt; Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Borini; Defoe.
  2. West Brom XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Chester; Gardner, Sandro, Yacob, Fletcher; Berahino, Rondon.

Live Reporting

By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Time for me to leave you. You can check out all the reaction to this match, and the day's other, considerably more goal-laden matches, in the main Saturday football live. Goodbye.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    All over. An opportunity missed for Sunderland - they just could not find a way past Ben Foster.

  3. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Can you believe it? Dame N'Doye puts the ball in the net, but he's half a yard offside. It was a tight call, but the right one...

  4. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Four added minutes...

  5. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    It just will not go in! Even the normally deadly Jermain Defoe can't find a way past Ben Foster. He's played in and has only the keeper to beat from five yards, but Foster sticks out a boot and repels the shot.

  6. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    And now West Brom almost fluke on at the other end! Darren Fletcher's overhit free-kick nearly catches out a back-pedalling Vito Mannone, but he does well to recover and tip it over.

  7. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    I thought that was in! Fabio Borini jinks inside onto his right foot in the area, and curls a shot goalward, but Ben Foster produces a brilliant sprawling save.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    A change apiece. Victor Anichebe replaces Salomon Rondon for West Brom, and Dame N'Doye replaces Wahbi Khazri for Sunderland.

  9. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “Saido Berahino has had one of those games, nothing has gone for him and everything he’s tried hasn’t come off, these games come around every so often, so the right choice to replace him.”     

    Saido Berahino of West Brom
  10. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Jan Kirchhoff has been brilliant today. He times a tackle brilliantly, this time dispossessing Salomon Rondon.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Saido Berahino is coming off, and coming on for his debut is Jonathan Leko, who is just 16 years old.

  12. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Patrick van Aanholt whips a free-kick just wide. It just won't go in for the hosts.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Boos ring out around the stadium as former Black Cat James McClean comes on for West Brom. His crime? Celebrating a bit too extravagantly when West Brom defeated Sunderland earlier this season...

  14. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Ooh, nearly a sucker punch. Whipped in by Rondon and cleared from the six-yard box by Lamine Kone.

  15. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    A bit of a lull now after that period of Sunderland pressure. The Black Cats have had 15 shots to West Brom's two...

    Craig Gardener of West Brom
  16. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “The West Brom forward players have got to hold the ball up much better, they need to relive the pressure the defence is under, there is no target man for the midfield to aim for.”     

  17. PENALTY APPEAL

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Wahbi Khazri wants a penalty when his cross hits Sandro on the top of his arm. Would have been harsh...

  18. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Van Aanholt strikes from range, but it's wide to the right. Craig Gardner's got a nasty cut from a stray boot from Jan Kirchhoff, and is having his head patched up.

  19. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Another big chance goes begging for Sunderland! DeAndre Yedlin whips a cross in from the right, Borini meets it in his stride but can't quite whip the ball inside the right-hand post.

  20. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 West Brom

    Saido Berahino very nearly gets on the end of a prod forward, but Younes Kaboul is there to shut the door.