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Clarke was dismissed after a year-and-a-half in the job and leaves the Baggies sitting in 16th place after a run of four straight defeats

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Fernando Torres retrieves the ball after scoring his first goal against Leicester

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Eddie Newton joins Chelsea backroom staff

Eddie Newton has revealed the call to help save Chelsea's season came "totally out of the blue".

The 34-year-old lost his job less than 24 hours after yesterday's Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom, which left the Blues fifth in the table.

Andre Villas-Boas shown the door by Chelsea

Andre Villas-Boas today "parted company" with Chelsea, the club have confirmed.

Curtis Davies celebrates his second headed goal against Watford

Hughton gives his regrouped Blues stability

Birmingham 3 Watford 0: Manager steers Birmingham into play-off places despite club's financial uncertainty

'Steve is a good manager who has done a remarkable job wherever he has been,' says Roy Hodgson

West Brom announce £9m profit

West Brom made a profit of £9million for the financial year ending June 30, 2011, the club have confirmed.

Steve Morison celebrates scoring Norwich's winner

Morison caps Ruddy great performance

West Bromwich Albion 1 Norwich City 2: Baggies left to ponder another home defeat after Norwich's goalkeeper provides winning platform

John Terry: The defender is believed to have had an injection in order to play against Wolves last Monday

Terry rejects Di Matteo's talk of knee problems

The Chelsea captain, John Terry, has dismissed fears that he has a troublesome knee injury and is determined to face Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round tomorrow.

Roberto Di Matteo happy with assistant role

Former West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo insists he will have no problems working as number two under new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas.

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