Stoke City v Manchester City Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Stoke City v Manchester City Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Mark Hughes welcomes Manchester City to the Britannia Stadium this Saturday, in hope of snatching three points off his former employers. The current Stoke manager parted ways with City on frosty grounds, but Hughes has since then managed Fulham and QPR. Despite managing the West London clubs since leaving City, he has only taken one point off his former employers, with a 1-1 draw with Fulham at the Etihad in 2011. Some expect Stoke to be in the relegation dogfight; …
Stoke City vs Manchester United | Match Preview & Stats

Stoke City vs Manchester United | Match Preview & Stats

Stoke City and Manchester United both sit in rather different positions in the Premier League table at this current time, Stoke's years of uncompromisingly physical football appear to have caught up with them as Tony Pulis' men have found themselves slipping down the table since Christmas with the Potters now fully involved in a relegation dogfight. Conversely Manchester United have gone from strength to strength over the span of the same time period with Sir Alex Ferguson leading his charges …
The curious case of Wilson Palacios | Stats Analysis

The curious case of Wilson Palacios | Stats Analysis

Stoke draw blank at home to toothless Black Cats | Player Stats

Stoke draw blank at home to toothless Black Cats | Player Stats

Stoke and Sunderland played out a chilling 0-0 draw in an utterly uninspiring encounter at the Britannia Stadium. The draw was both sides sixth in the Premier League this season and was, in hindsight somewhat predictable. The Potters certainly had the better of the chances, however a fine display from Black Cat's keeper Simon Mignolet ensured that the game would remain goal-less even into the 98th minute. Sunderland failed to muster a single attempt on target throughout the game which …
Adam & Nzonzi Vs Whelan & Whitehead | Stats Comparison

Adam & Nzonzi Vs Whelan & Whitehead | Stats Comparison

As usual the transfer deadline day was an eventful one for the Potters, securing the signatures of Charlie Adam and Steven Nzonzi for the initial total of around £8 million. Given that they had already agreed deals for three other CM's (by trade) earlier on in the window it seems that Tony Pulis is intent on change in the middle of the park. Stoke now have as many as ten players competing for the centre midfield spots, admittedly the likes of …
Stoke steal a point but Pulis must not paper over cracks | Stats Analysis

Stoke steal a point but Pulis must not paper over cracks | Stats Analysis

Stoke held a toothless Arsenal to a 0-0 draw as both sides failed to inspire at the Britannia Stadium. On the face of it a draw may be seen as a good result for the Potters, but scratch the surface and there is most definitely an undercurrent of discontent. The main sticking point would be the lack of attacking intent from Tony Pulis' side from the off, something that has caused Arsenal so many problems when visiting the Potteries in recent …