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Stoke boss Hughes thanks owners after crucial West Brom win

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes saw pressure on his shoulders ease with a 3-1 win over West Brom.

Stoke took a 2-0 half-time lead through goals from Joe Allen and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Salomon Rondon replied for the Baggies six minutes into the second half, but Ramadan Sobhi added a third in stoppage time as Stoke claimed just a second win in nine league matches to sit 14th at the halfway point of the season. West Brom's winless run is now a club-record 18 games.

Hughes thanked the board for supporting him going into the game.

"I didn't really have any doubts about it ((his future), but I'm more confident after this week," said Hughes.

"I'm really proud of everybody connected to Stoke, internally, the players and the owners.

"John and Peter Coates have been fantastic this week and have been into the club assuring everybody it's business as usual.

"If they think they have got the right people they back them and that's what they have done this week.

"I'd like to think we have repaid them to a certain extent this week."

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