“I’m not scared of being sacked” – Alan Irvine

West Brom manager Alan Irvine insists he does not fear losing his job following a meeting with chairman Jeremy Peace. The Baggies have lost their last four games in a row and have slipped to 16th in the Premier League but Irvine is adamant he still has the full backing of

Manchester United’s 43rd injury blow

Manchester United have been dealt their 43rd injury as Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera was forced off against Stoke City and replaced by Darren Fletcher. Herrera had been in good form this season before picking up an injury which caused him to miss four Premier League games on the bounce for Louis

Manchester United record fourth straight win of the season

Manchester United kept up its resurgent form with a 2-1 win over Stoke in the Premier League with Juan Mata's second-half goal securing a fourth straight victory. The Spain playmaker's inswinging free kick from the right wing curled over the heads of a number of players in the box and bounced

Victor Moses out for eight weeks

Stoke City are set to be unable to call upon Chelsea loanee Victor Moses for at least eight weeks after the winger picked up a thigh injury, Sources have reported. The Nigeria international moved to Stoke late in the summer transfer window and has gone on to score one goal in

“Niko is a quality player” – Redknapp

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hailed Niko Kranjcar after the Croatian playmaker rescued a point for his side against Stoke City on Saturday. Kranjcar curled home a sensational free-kick two minutes from time to earn QPR a 2-2 draw at Loftus Road. Peter Crouch appeared to have handed Stoke boss Mark Hughes a

Stoke sign Sidwell

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell has joined Stoke City after being told he would not be offered a new contract by the Cottagers. The 31-year-old's current deal with the London outfit will expire at the end of the month after which he will make the switch to the Potters. "Steve was much in

Pitroipa was minutes away from joining Stoke

Burkina Faso attacker Jonathan Pitroipa has explained why his proposed switch from Rennes to Stoke fell through at the last minute. Many thought the Potters  had landed the midfielder on transfer deadline day and were shocked when it was revealed that a deal could not be reached. Stoke City FC quickly moved

Moyes: Utd unlucky to lose

Manchester United gaffer, David Moyes felt the 2-1 away loss against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium was to swallow as he felt his side "could not have been more unlucky" in a 2-1 defeat at Stoke, their eighth league loss of the season. The current Epl champions slumped to their 8th

Stoke City 3-5 Liverpool: Match Report

Strikers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge rekindled their deadly partnership to help Liverpool record their first league victory at Stoke in more than 29 years. However, the 5-3 scoreline by no means tells the whole story as it was a stuttering performance interspersed with moments of predatory brilliance which saw the

Manchester United 3-2 Stoke City: Match Report

Substitute Javier Hernandez came to David Moyes' rescue with a late header to seal a dramatic 3-2 comeback win for Manchester United against Stoke at Old Trafford. Moyes had looked set for a nightmare afternoon to eclipse earlier setbacks against West Brom and Southampton when first Peter Crouch and then Marko

Stoke City 0-West Brom: Match Report

West Brom were left to curse a penalty decision and a late miss and Stoke to rue a wasted Stephen Ireland chance in a drab goalless draw. The Baggies' Youssouf Mulumbu was unfortunate not to be awarded a spot-kick after being clipped by Charlie Adam in the second half of a

Fulham 1-0 Stoke City: Match Report

FulhamÔÇÖs fans were not exactly shouting Martin JolÔÇÖs name from the rooftops around Craven Cottage, but at least their ire was directed this time at the opposition manager ÔÇö and their former boss ÔÇö Mark Hughes rather than the Dutchman, after Darren BentÔÇÖs late goal secured an invaluable first home