Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United: Match Report

Robin van Persie scored his first Premier League goal in 751 minutes to edge Manchester United ever closer towards securing their 20th domestic title. Van Persie ran half the length of the pitch to celebrate with manager Sir Alex Ferguson after ending his 12-hour drought from the spot as Stoke City's

Arsenal leading chase for Begovic

Arsenal are in an increasingly strong position to sign Asmir Begovic this summer, provided they meet Stoke CityÔÇÖs valuation for their goalkeeper of around ┬ú15million. An inquiry was made for Begovic during the January transfer window and it is understood that there has been further contact from Arsenal in recent weeks,

Stoke City 1-3 Aston Villa: Match Report

There is reliably just one team like this; the one whose form improbably corkscrews in the second half of the season, leading to a worried final few weeks. Sunderland were supposed to be this yearÔÇÖs team that sleepwalks towards relegation. Yet they are not alone. Since the start of 2013 Stoke City

Everton vs Stoke City: Match Preview

Read a full preview of the Premier League game between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on Saturday March 30 2013, kick-off 17.30 (GMT). Saturday, March 30 2013 Everton (Possible, 4-4-2): Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Osman, Neville, Gibson, Mirallas; Anichebe, Jelavic. Out: Hibbert (calf), Pienaar, Fellaini (both suspended). Tests: Jagielka (ankle),

Manchester United set for Begovic swoop

Stoke City are ready to demand £15 million for Asmir Begovic as they prepare for a summer scramble to sign the Bosnia international. Begovic has emerged as a target for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea and his sale could break the British transfer record for a goalkeeper, with Stoke City confident

Newcastle 2-1 Stoke City: Match Report

Papiss Demba Cisse scored an injury-time winner against Stoke City to give a frustrating afternoon the happiest of conclusions for Newcastle United. Cisse timed his run perfectly and was found by a superb pass from substitute Sylvan Marveaux. The Senegal international controlled it and then smashed it past the isolated Asmir

Stoke City 0-1 West Ham: Match Report

Sam Allardyce edged closer towards his 40 point safety target after Jack Collison earned West Ham their first away victory since November. Collison's goal in first half injury time finally ended West Ham's travel sickness to increase the growing tension at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke have lost six of their last nine

Stoke City vs West Ham: Preview

Stoke will be without Robert Huth after the German received a retrospective three-match ban for an elbow against Fulham meaning Marc Wilson or Geoff Cameron could partner Ryan Shawcross at centre-back. Ryan Shotton or Andy Wilkinson could also come into the back four, whilst Charlie Adam may well make a

Liverpool boss blasts Suarez for admitting dive

Luis Suarez could face sanctions from Liverpool after admitting he dived during a match at Stoke earlier this season. Suarez admitted to "falling" during October's goalless draw at Anfield in an attempt to win a penalty. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers today described diving as "unacceptable" and revealed the club would

Stoke 2-1 Newcastle : Match Report

Stoke came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Wednesday night after an entertaining second half of football at the Britannia Stadium. The home side started with an unchanged line-up following their win over Fulham at the weekend, with the game coming too soon for former Newcastle captain Michael Owen's return from injury. Fabricio Coloccini

Huddlestone fails Stoke medical

Stoke City are renegotiating their move for Tom Huddlestone after the Tottenham midfielder failed a medical at the club. The season-long loan deal was put on hold after Stoke medical staff discovered in the examination at the end of last week that Huddlestone has a chronic ankle problem. The 25-year-old made only

Flory’s Premier League prediction

Football411.net football expert Flory is putting his wits into predicting the result of the English Premier League matches. Last week, Flory got three results correct with one perfect score 24 August 2012 This week's predictions: Swansea v West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa v Everton 1-0 Man Utd v Fulham 5-0 Norwich v QPR 1-1 Southampton v Wigan 2-0 Sunderland v Reading 1-1 Tottenham v West Brom 2-0 Chelsea