James Morrison's fifth goal of the season gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory over Stoke City.
Salomon Rondon had a goal ruled out for offside inside four minutes but West Brom were ahead moments later, Morrison finishing neatly after Nacer Chadli's threaded pass.
Matt Phillips' first-time effort was deflected over and Stoke hit a post from a Charlie Adam corner before half-time.
Stoke striker Saido Berahino came on against his former club but Mark Hughes' men could not salvage a point, with Erik Pieters' mistimed header the closest they came.
West Brom remain eighth, on 36 points, while Stoke drop to 11th, behind West Ham United and Watford.