KENYA BROWN - Monday, August 28, 2017
Geoff Cameron started for Stoke City they shared the points with West Brom while Danny Williams came off the bench for Huddersfield in their scoreless tie with Southampton.
West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Stoke City
A Peter Crouch goal canceled out an earlier strike from Jay Rodriguez to help Stoke City earn a point against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The Potters started the game positively with several opportunities to open the scoring. The best one would come from loanee Kurt Zouma whose shot from outside the area took a deflection off a WBA defender and a wicked dip towards the goal. However, goalkeeper Ben Foster would track back to tip the ball over the bar.
The host would finally open the scoring in the 61th minute as Allan Nyom would send a cross into the area from the right. The ball would take a bounce before Rodriguez ran towards it and headed it past Jack Butland.
With time winding down, Stoke head coach Mark Hughes would bring on Crouch and Egyptian international Ramadan Sobhi for Cameron to add some punch to the attack.
The move would pay off as Stoke scored the equalizer in the 77th minute with a little help from West Brom. Sobhi crossed the ball into the area, but a defensive mix-up between Hegazi and Foster allowed Crouch to head the ball into the open goal.
The tie leaves Stoke in 11th place in the standings after three games.
Ipswich Town 0-2 Fulham
Goals from Neeskens Kebano and Rui Fonte helped Fulham to their first win of the season over fellow promotion chasers Ipswich Town at Portman Road.
Ream started in the back line for the Cottagers and played the entire game in the shutout.
After starting the season with three ties and a loss, Fulham were looking to get themselves into the promotion campaign over a team that found themselves unbeaten after four games to put themselves at the top of the standings.
The visitors came close to opening the scoring but Oluwaseyi Ojo's effort following a cross from teammate Ryan Sessegnon went well over the bar.
Kebano would eventually help Fulham take the lead in the 35th minute when he rose up to head Ryan Fredericks' cross towards the goal and past Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
Fulham would double their lead within minutes of the start of the second half as Fonte would follow up to put away the loose ball following a shot from Kebano.
The win moves Fulham up to 14th places in the standings after five games.
Danny Williams came off the bench as David Wagner's Huddersfield Town settled for a 0-0 tie with Southampton. The Terriers are currently in third place in the standings.
In the Championship, Lynden Gooch found his way off the bench for Sunderland as their woes continued following a 3-0 loss to Barnsley.
Eric Lichaj watched from the bench as Nottingham Forest went down 2-0 to Leeds United. Last year's Player of the Season has found it hard to crack head coach Mark Warburton's lineup thus far and it is anyone's guess when he will finally get a run in the starting eleven.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started his loan spell with Sheffield United on the bench as they went on to a 3-1 win over Derby County.
In League One, Gboly Ariyibi started for MK Dons but they could not stop Blackburn Rovers as they suffered a 4-1 mauling at the hands of the former Premier League champions.
Duane Holmes came off the bench for Scunthorpe United and assisted on a goal in the team's 4-0 lashing of Plymouth Argyle.
Brendan Moore started between the sticks for Rochdale in their 0-0 tie with Bury. It appears that the young goalkeeper will be the number one for the team for now.