Saturday Aug 16
West Bromwich Albion 2 Sunderland 2: Final whistle match report and pictures from The Hawthorns
The Black Cats had gone in front inside the first five minutes through a rare Lee Cattermole thunderbolt, but goals from Saido Berahino either side of half-time - the first from the penalty spot after Valentin Roberge was adjudged to have fouled Victor Anichebe - had put the Baggies in the driving seat.
The big-kick off: Brown Ideye - West Brom's one to watch for the new season
He's the man Albion fans hope will score the goals that transforms the Baggies from a side destined for struggles to one that can coast to safety long before the final game of the season.
Lee Cattermole admits Sunderland face a voyage into the unknown at new-look West Brom
Lee Cattermole warns Sunderland will come up against a very different West Bromwich Albion this weekend - three months after the Black Cats secured survival against the Baggies.
We won't play a better team than Porto, says West Brom boss Irvine
The Scottish coach saw his side well beaten by the Portuguese giants on Saturday and admits his injury-hit squad have work to do ahead of the Premier League curtain raiser West Brom coach Alan Irvine had no complaints after his side were swept aside by Porto on Saturday.
Premier League: Ranking the EPL's Most Expensive Footballers
The month of August is essentially chaos in the transfer market. Clubs get the better part of three months to wheel and deal, but it inevitably concludes with teams leaving things late.