West Bromwich Albion
Boss Alan Irvine insisted abuse from West Brom fans would not force him to quit -- but once again admitted the sack could be looming for him after his side lost 2-0 at Stoke.
The defeat was the Baggies' seventh in nine Barclays Premier League games and they finish 2014 in 16th place in the table, a point above the relegation zone.
Away supporters at the Britannia Stadium hurled flak at Irvine after the final whistle as he made his way towards the tunnel, and the Scot stressed in his post-match press...
Alan Irvine's days as West Brom head coach could be numbered after Mame Biram Diouf's second-half brace condemned the Baggies to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke.
Diouf slotted home in the 51st minute before a lucky deflection off the Senegal forward from Marko Arnautovic's shot 15 minutes later took the ball past Ben Foster again.
West Brom had put in a creditable away performance without being able to convert it into goals, and came agonisingly close to scoring between Diouf's two efforts as Gareth McAuley...
Individual errors from some of their most reliable performers were the root cause for West Brom's 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City at The Hawthorns on Friday, as the pressure on head coach Alan Irvine continues to mount.
Man City were the toughest fixture in Albion's Christmas/New Year programme, but it was the manner of the first-half display that was concerning. Despite carving out three decent openings for themselves, West Brom's defensive frailties meant they were never in the game.