Stoke City 0-1 Norwich City: Match Report

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton can breathe a little easier after a second victory of the season was secured by a long-range effort from Jonny Howson. HowsonÔÇÖs contribution was a rare glimpse of quality in a mess of a game at the Britannia Stadium and it provided three welcome points for

Arsenal 3-1 Stoke City: Match Report

An impressively weird match, a Hollywood body-swap comedy on grass, during which Stoke City and Arsenal offered up more than passable impersonations of each other. Stoke passed Arsenal off the park, but were overcome courtesy of three goals from set pieces. If that much was counter-intuitive, then the identity of Stoke's

Stoke City 0-0 Man City: Match Report

For all their supposed defensive frailties it is hard to criticise a third clean sheet in four matches for Manchester City too much but this was far from inspiring stuff at the start of a significant week. Manuel Pellegrini had started with just 14 different players in his teamÔÇÖs first three

West Ham 0-1 Stoke City: Match Report

The marvellous thing about football is the knowledge that however turgid and torpid a match is, at any given moment, it is no more than one moment of brilliance from being entirely transformed. West Ham United and Stoke City made us wait. At frequent intervals they made us yawn, too. But

Stoke City 2-1 Crystal Palace: Match Report

Stoke City came from behind with two goals in four minutes against Crystal Palace to ensure Mark Hughes' first home game in charge ended in victory. The hosts went 1-0 down in the 31st minute when their slack play at the back allowed Marouane Chamakh to score on his first Palace

Mowbray keen on Whitehead capture

Former Stoke City midfielder Dean Whitehead could be set for a move to Middlesbrough after manager Tony Mowbray declared his interest. The 31-year-old did not have his contract renewed at the Britannia Stadium despite making 30 appearances in all competitions last season. He is now a free agent and Mowbray is hoping

2013/14 season fixtures list for Barclays Premier League released

The fixture list for 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season has been released. The race for the next Barclays Premier League begins in earnest; fast on the heels of the just concluded 2012/13 season in which Manchester United were crowned champions of the top-flight English league a record 20th time. Newly appointed Manchester

Hughes cuts seven players loose

Newly appointed Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has sanctioned the release of seven players, the Premier League club revealed on Thursday. The players leaving the club include former Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant, one-time England centre-back Matthew Upson, and Irish midfielder Rory Delap, whose long throw-ins were a renowned feature of the

Premier League transfer talk

┬áRumour of the day: Zlatan Ibrahimovic┬ácould make a stunning summer move to Chelsea or Manchester City from PSG ÔÇó Long shot of the day:┬áBrendan Rodgers is lining up a move for Celta Vigo striker┬áIago Aspas, who has also been on Swansea's radar. ÔÇó Done deal: Leon Osman┬áhas signed a new deal which

Tony Pulis sacked as Stoke City manager

Tony Pulis's seven-year spell as manager of Stoke City is over following his meeting today with chairman Peter Coates. Pulis met with Coates for an end-of-season debrief and his departure will be confirmed by the club later this afternoon. The 55 year-old's future has been shrouded in uncertainty for months after a

Sunderland 1-1 Stoke City: Match Report

Sunderland were descending into the heart of darkness at the Stadium of Light when they rediscovered their character. A goal down and a man down, Paolo di CanioÔÇÖs side staged a spirited second-half comeback to claim a point that could prove vital in the scrap to stay in the Premier