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West Brom beats 9-man Stoke 1-0 to gain 1st Premier League win of season

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STOKE, England — Stoke lost to West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Saturday after having two players sent off in six first-half minutes on ex-Potters boss ' maiden return to the Britannia Stadium.

and both appeared to have only themselves to blame as they were shown straight red cards in the 25th and 31st minutes respectively.

Afellay appeared to put his hand in the face of while Adam seemed to stamp on .

West Brom — again with Tottenham target not part of its squad — subsequently grabbed the lead in first-half stoppage time.

Salomon Rondon headed in his first goal since joining for a club-record £12 million ($18.5 million) over the summer to give the visitors their first league win this season.

PHOTO: West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon, left, and Stoke City's Glenn Whelan battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Britannia Stadium, Stoke, England, Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT
West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon, left, and Stoke City's Glenn Whelan battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Britannia Stadium, Stoke, England, Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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PHOTO: Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri runs during their Englisg Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Britannia Stadium, Stoke-upon-Trent, England, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)    UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES    -   NO ARCHIVES
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