Manchester United have suffered another Premier League defeat after losing 2-1 at Stoke this afternoon. A Charlie Adam brace secured victory for the Potters. He opened the scoring with the deflected free-kick above. The slightest of consolations for United was Juan Mata combining with Robin Van Persie to score the equaliser.
Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas is hoping his side will be rewarded for their late winner against Stoke with a slip-up from north London rivals Arsenal. After seeing his side beat the Potters, Villas Boas was hoping that the Gunners will drop points against either Wigan or Newcastle in their final two games of the [.
With only hours left in the transfer window, U.S. international Clint Dempsey finally got his
wish as Fulham agreed to a deal with Tottenham on aÂ Â£6 million move. The deal came after a few
agonizing weeks saw Dempsey consistently rumored in moves to Liverpool and Arsenal, among
The 29-year-old American's desire to move to Anfield fell through today after aÂ Â£4 million
offer from the Reds was outbid by Aston Villa.
Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is officially complete.
Edu signed a three-year deal with StokeÂ Thursday, and the club has been given the green light
by the English FA to finalize his work permit that will make him eligible for selection. According
to the club's official website, it is unlikely that will be completed ahead of this weekend's match
against Wigan Athletic, meaning that Edu will debut for the club following the international
If you put Aaron Ramsey in your fantasy football team at the start of the season, you're laughing right now. The Arsenal midfielder can't stop scoring right now and it took him just five minutes to find the net against Stoke today. That sent the Gunners on their way to a 3-1 win over the [...]
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is getting into the swing of Premier League stereotypes by claiming he is concerned about Stoke's aerial threat ahead of today's match. The Chilean's side face the Potters at the Britannia Stadium today. City have looked vulnerable from set-pieces this season, so Pellegrini seems to be in no doubt as [.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a Â£5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.
Crystal Palace are going to have a tough enough challenge staying in the Premier League this season even without their official Twitter account cheering on the opposition. Yet that's exactly what happened for yesterday's 2-1 defeat to Stoke. The person manning the Eagles' account had clearly copied and pasted the Stoke line-up from a Potters [.
Stoke have agreed a deal to sign USA international Juan Agudelo but he won't join them until January. The New England Revolution star will move to the Potteries when his current deal expires. The 20-year-old, capped 17 times by his country, will officially become a Stoke player on January 1. Potters boss Mark Hughes [.
And when we say 'nearly scores' we mean 'flings himself in the general direction of a cross'. Macclesfield Town supporter Jomes Gorfin became the first person to take advantage of the club's pay-to-play initiative. The 40-year-old stumped up Â£10,000 to train with the first-team squad for a week ahead of a substitute appearance against the [.
New Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has asked supporters for patience as he attempts to get the team playing a different style of football. The brand of football deployed by previous boss Tony Pulis was criticised by opposition managers, most notably Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and often by the Britannia Stadium faithful, too.
Stoke City have joined the host of Premier League clubs battling for Scott Sinclair's signature. Potters boss Mark Hughes wants to raid his former club Manchester City for the 24-year-old winger. Everton, West Brom and Newcastle have already emerged as potential destinations for the Â£6m-rated former Swansea man.
Stoke fans hoping that the departure of former manager Tony Pulis might lead to a more exciting brand of football being played at the Britannia Stadium have been hit by the news that Mark Hughes has been appointed as their new boss. Hughes will be officially unveiled as the new Potters manager at 11am this [.
Asmir Begovic has confirmed he wants to follow manager Tony Pulis through the door at Stoke City. Following Pulis' exit, the goalkeeper has gone public to announce that he intends to move to Liverpool this summer. He said: "I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool." The Bosnian has [.
Stoke striker Peter Crouch's toothless performances in front of goal are because he has three less teeth than at the start of the season. That's according to Potters boss Tony Pulis. He reckons the 6ft 7in striker's collision with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini last November is the cause of his loss of form.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor can claim an 'assist' of sorts for Yohan Cabaye's free-kick against Stoke yesterday. Taylor had some fund trying to distract Begovic from his efforts to line-up the Potters' wall by stalking him across the goal-line blocking his view. And the plan worked as Cabaye curled in the equaliser in a 2-1 [.
After an unimaginably poor performance at the weekend, including two own goals and a missed penalty, Stoke striker Jonathan Walters managed to score two again last night. Luckily this time they were in the right end! The Potters hitman made amends from his Chelsea disaster to help book his side a home tie against Premier [.
Stoke City's Jon Walters had a bit of a nightmare against Chelsea yesterday. Not only did he score half of the Blues' goals in a 4-0 defeat for the Potters, he also managed to miss a penalty. But his embarrassing afternoon started with the excellent attempted overhead cross, which he volleyed into his face, Chris [.
Manchester United Stoke City Premier League 20th October 2012
Wayne Rooney netted three goals in his sides' home clash on Saturday afternoon, although one of those did come in the shape of an own-goal. That own-goal, on 11 minutes, opened the scoring for the Potters who, courtesy of some excellent play from Charlie Adam, held their own for periods of the game.
You may remember that Stoke lost 1-0 to Chelsea last weekend thanks to Ashley Cole popping up and dinking one over Asmir Begovic in the 86th minute, though it would appear that the bods responsible for The Potters' matchday programme seem to remember there still being time for a late, late equaliser.
Michael Owen is set to make his Stoke debut at home to Manchester City on Saturday. Goals are unlikely to come as easily as last time he put in a decent shift at the Brit, but at least he won't have Neville Southall to contend with this time. The Potters' stadium was the setting for [...]
Having been tacked into Stoke's 25-man Premier League squad after getting the top brass'
permission yesterday, here's little Mickey Owen doing the honours and unveiling himself at the
club's Clayton Woods complex before his first training session for the Potters.
This Sunday's trip to Anfield represents the most difficult challenge for Arsene Wenger's
Arsenal but the Frenchman is still looking forward to playing a Liverpool side that is likely to
seek all three points.
Both clubs have yet to win following their first two Premier League matches, with the Gunners
drawing goalless against both Sunderland and Stoke City.
League One side Swindon knocked Stoke out of the Capital One Cup last night, largely thanks to a
hat-trick from James Collins. But that still wasn't enough to please Robins boss Paolo Di Canio.
The feisty Italian celebrated Collins' second goal of the night by calling the striker over,
prodding him in the chest and [.
Luis Suarez has admitted he dived to try and win a penalty against Stoke in October. The spot-kick was not awarded and the match ended 0-0, but Potters boss Tony Pulis called for retrospective action to be taken against the Liverpool striker. He's now admitted that he did dive. The Uruguayan said: "I don't listen [.
Newly signed Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has revealed that he left Liverpool to play regular
The 26-year-old joined the Potters in a Â£4million deal on Friday after realizing that he did not
fit into the playing style professed by new manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.
Sky Sports sources understand Stoke have tabled a Â£4million bid for Liverpool midfielder Charlie
Adam has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since joining from Blackpool last summer and looks
unlikely to be part of manager Brendan Rodgers' first-team plans this season.
The 26-year-old, who cost the Reds a reported Â£6.
If Geoff Cameron and Stoke City are going to advance out of the fourth round of the FA Cup this weekend, they will need to avoid a repeat performance of their first match of the new year.
Stoke City and Manchester City are set to do battle at Britannia Stadium on Saturday, and the Potters will be aiming to eliminate the Premiership heavyweights while avenging the 3-0 loss they suffered back on Jan.
James Collins scored a hat trick at the impregnable fortress, the Britannia stadium which saw
Arsenal labour to a scoreless draw over the weekend. Seven goals were scored, three in extra time,
as Stoke came back twice to level. Collins had the last answer in the 118th minute right after
Peter Crouch equalized for the Potters.