Shrewsbury Town 2, West Bromwich Albion 2
West Bromwich Albion had to come back from two goals down to secure a draw in last night’s pre-season friendly at Shrewsbury’s newly-christened Prostar Stadium.
After a lacklustre first half, Grant Holt opened the scoring for the hosts when he got on the end of Richard Walker’s cross in the 49th minute and diverted the ball past Dean Kiely.
Then in the 65th minute, Ben Davies broke clear down the right and crossed for Holt, who fired through Kiely’s legs from eight yards out.
However, Albion manager Tony Mowbray made four changes and the Baggies quickly roused themselves to respond.
Kim Do-Heon found the net from fully 25 yards out in the 74th minute, before James Morrison got the Baggies level in the 83rd minute, smashing home a loose ball from 25 yards.
Meanwhile, fellow Barclays Premier League newcomers Stoke City were defeated by a solitary strike from Greek star Angelos Charisteas in their friendly against FC Nurnberg.
The 28-year old, who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2004 final against Portugal, clinically fired past Steve Simonsen just after the half-hour.
Goalkeeper Simonsen produced a number of saves to keep the German side, relegated from the Bundesliga, at bay.
Glenn Whelan and Jon Parkin went closest for Tony Pulis’ side, while new £5.5million striker Dave Kitson had a lively 45 minutes before being replaced at half-time.
Wigan slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in their second of three pre-season friendlies in Austria. Former Birmingham City duo Daniel de Ridder and Olivier Kapo both featured for Steve Bruce’s men.