Sessegnon scores against SAFC

Ex-Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon scored within 20 minutes on his Baggies debut, stepping up the pressure on his old manager Paolo Di Canio. West Brom went on to beat Sunderland 3-0.

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Di Canio walks over to appeal to fans after 3-0 defeat

Sunderland head coach Paolo Di Canio walked across to speak to fans at the away end of the Hawthorns, at the end of a dismal 3-0 defeat by West Brom.

He applauded and gestured for them to keep their chins up despite a disheartening performance by his team.

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Paolo Di Canio walked over to the Hawthorns' away end to appeal to fans Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The poor performance was compounded by the fact that the first goal came from an ex-Black Cats player, who Di Canio let go on transfer deadline day.

Striker Stephane Sessegnon took just 20 minutes to score on his debut for West Brom.

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Stephane Sessegnon (centre) limited himself to a muted celebration after scoring against his old club Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Further goals came from Ridgewell (76") and Amalfitano (90).

Sunderland had played the final ten minutes with only ten men after Steven Fletcher went off injured, because the maximum three substitutions had already been made.

West Brom 3 - 0 Sunderland
West Brom fans shield their eyes from the sun, while Sunderland fans needed to shield their eyes from their team's performance Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The Black Cats remain at the bottom of the table, having managed just 1 point so far this season.

Sessegnon could make West Brom debut

Stephane Sessegnon could make his West Brom debut against the Black Cats this weekend. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former Sunderland footballer Stephane Sessegnon could make his West Brom debut against the Black Cats this weekend.

He was granted a work permit this week after completing a deadline day switch. He will be available for his new club when they host Sunderland tomorrow, September 21.

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