At full time the game ended Sunderland 2 - 4 West Brom.
Zoltan Gera took the lead for West Brom after 30 minutes. A fumble by the Sunderland goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet, led to an easy tap-in for Shane Long just before half-time.
Craig Gardner pulled one back for Sunderland after 73 minutes but West Brom went three one up with a controversial penalty eight minutes later.
Stephane Sessegnon grabbed a second for Sunderland to provide a tense last few minutes to the game, but Marc-Antoine Fortune sealed the win for West Brom seconds before the end.