Stoke win, West Brom lose in friendly action

Stoke City kicked-off their preparations for the new campaign with a 1-0 victory away at Swiss side FC Sion.

Stoke City kicked-off their preparations for the new campaign with a 1-0 victory away at Swiss side FC Sion.

Potters winger Matthew Etherington was the man on the scoresheet, converting from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after defender Jose Goncalves had handled in the area.

New West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke suffered defeat in his first game in charge of the Baggies against Malmo.

Alex Nilsson's eighth minute strike was good enough for the Swedish outfit in the opening game of West Brom's Scandinavian tour.

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