Stoke City sign Assaidi from Liverpool on a one-year deal for £1 million. He has played 25 games for the side scoring six goals. He is the club’s seventh summer signing. Hughes:
It’s clear from talking to Oussama that he really enjoyed his time with us last season and he’s looking forward to picking up where he left off with us.
Stoke rise to ninth on the table after giving Manchester city a setback to their title defence ambitions. On the 19th minute the Potters appeal for a penalty when Alexander Kolarov appears to foul Mame Diuof, but are turned down. Reges Fenando limps off in the 38th minute and is replaced by Luis Fernandinho. A few minutes later Yaya Toure hits the cross bar from close range and this marks the end of first half. The only goal comes in 58 minutes when Diuof dribbles down the ball to the center of the pitch and into the area sending a low shot to beat Joe Hart. Pellegrini:
It’s a surprising defeat because we don’t expect to lose against Stoke but these games sometimes happen. We tried from everywhere and really we are not very creative. We did not find the space and that is credit to Stoke
Man City host Stoke in their third premier league game. The match takes place at the Etihad stadium. The defending champions come into this game with two wins from their past first two games unlike Stoke with just one win and a draw. Kick off is at 15 hours GMT.
Stoke Captain Shaw Cross rescues a point for the Porters in the 83rd minute of the game playing against ten Man Hull after losing James Chester in the 14 minute to a red card for his tackle against Glen Whelan. Nikica Jelavic gets a goal for Hull in the 42nd minute and this becomes a game holder to secure a point for them.Peter Crouch is brought on to give his Stoke side physical presence but the opponents stay sure to keep them at bay and the match ends in a draw.Hull City uses the 3-5-1-1 format against Stoke City’s 4-2-3-1. Stoke Manager:
The overriding emotion is frustration because we didn’t play particularly well. Frustration, but a bit of relief because we got something. We didn’t show enough intelligence. We need to be better than that.
It [Stoke being awarded a dubious throw-in] baffles me. It is an awful one. The throw-in was ours and blatantly ours. It is not as though it is a faint touch, their boy does not even want to turn round for a throw. You would think they get that right because it has cost us
Over 35,000 Stoke fans travel to Wembley to cheer on their team against strong favourites Chelsea. The Potters end their 109 year wait for a trophy with George Eastham scoring the winner in front of a crowd of 97,852 .
Goals from Viollet and Kinnell cannot save Stoke from defeat as Stringfellow, Gibson and Riley win the cup for Leicester in front of 25,372 at Filbert Street.
Leicester and Stoke draw 1-1 in the first leg of the 1964 final in front of 22,309 fans at the Victoria Ground. Bebbington scores for the Potters and Gibson nets for the Foxes.