Stoke City FC

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2 Sep, 2014

Stoke City sign

assaidiStoke 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.

30 Aug, 2014

Stoke City 1-0 Manchester City

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 0-1 Stoke City - Manuel Pellegrini Post Match Interview - Defending Worrying

23 Aug, 2014

Hull City 1-1 Stoke City

hullStoke 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.

Hull Manager:

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

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