Swansea City are searching for their first Premier League win since August as they travel to Stoke City, whose first seven matches have been dogged by inconsistency.
A first home win of the season against Newcastle United came as a massive relief to Stoke, but they failed to build on that result in a surprisingly uncompetitive performance at Sunderland, where they lost 3-1 before the international break.
Manager Mark Hughes will be...More
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has warned potential suitors Manchester United that captain Ryan Shawcross is not for sale, ESPN is reporting.
The central defender has recently been linked to a switch to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options – they have conceded 10 goals in seven league games so far and have drawn many critics for their defensive performances.
27-year-old Shawcross, who was once touted...More
Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross will reject an offer to represent Wales as he has his sights set on winning a place in the England squad, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Shawcross has an England cap, from the 2012 friendly defeat to Sweden, but as it was a friendly and not a competitive fixture the centre-back is still able to change allegiance and is eligible for Wales. He was overlooked for the current England squad, to play Eu...More
Sunderland continue their hunt for a first win of the season as they take on Stoke City on Saturday at the Stadium of Light.
Not even the late sending off of Swansea City’s Angel Rangel could help the Black Cats to three points last time out, as Gustavo Poyet experienced more frustration on the sidelines. The goals are not flowing either, as Steven Fletcher and Connor Wickham are both yet to get off the mark, and the only saving gra...More
Stoke City will hold talks over a new contract with Peter Crouch amid fears the striker could leave the club in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Crouch’s current deal expires at the end of the season and the Potters want his future determined before the New Year, when they would be vulnerable to losing the former England international. The 33-year-old could speak with European teams from January 1, while...More
Jozy Altidore has lamented Sunderland’s Capital One Cup defeat against Stoke City, Sky Sports has reported.
The United States international scored the opening goal in the 2-1 reverse and said that while he doesn’t feel the Black Cats should have been on the losing side, it’s not acceptable to give up a winning position.
“I don’t think we deserved to lose. I don’t think we played that bad,” Altidore said. “But this has haunted us the...More
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