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  • EPL: Terry, Fabregas score as Chelsea beat Stoke City 2-0 4 days ago

    John Terry scored his first league goal of the season to help Chelsea beat Stoke 2-0 on Monday and restore their three-point lead atop the Premier League table. Terry put his side ahead in just the second minute with a powerful header from a corner, and Cesc Fabregas doubled the lead...
  • Stoke City stun Arsenal 3-2 in Premier League December 6, 2014

    Stoke: Stoke handed Arsenal another dispiriting loss at Britannia Stadium, scoring three goals in the first-half and then withstanding a late comeback attempt for a 3-2 victory in the Premier League. Peter Crouch stunned a lackluster Arsenal side by putting Stoke ahead after just 19 seconds, and the hosts continued to...
  • Manchester United beat Stoke City for 4th successive league win December 3, 2014

    Manchester United kept up their resurgent form with a 2-1 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Juan Mata's second-half goal securing a fourth straight victory. However, United needed a superb save from goalkeeper David de Gea and a goal-line clearance from Ashley Young in the final two...
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard rubbishes talk of Brendan Rodgers rift November 30, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as "nonsense" talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday's victory over Stoke City. Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Stoke 1-0 with late Glen Johnson header November 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Glen Johnson scored a late header to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing streak. Johnson's goal came in the 85th minute after Paul Lambert's looping header came off the crossbar. Johnson raced to the rebound and the right back...
  • Spurs' slump continues with 2-1 home loss to Stoke in EPL November 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham slipped into the bottom half of the Premier League by losing 2-1 to Stoke on Sunday, with a red card to full back Kyle Naughton capping a miserable game for the struggling home side. Former Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic scored his first goal for Stoke with a brilliant individual...
  • Sunderland beat Stoke 3-1; Burnley draw at Leicester in Premier League October 4, 2014

    Steven Fletcher scored twice to give Sunderland a 3-1 win over Stoke on Saturday for their first Premier League victory of the season. Fletcher made it 2-1 in the 23rd minute and then put the result beyond doubt in the 79th as Sunderland ended a run of five draws in six...
  • Crouch scores as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 in Premier League September 30, 2014

    Stoke: Peter Crouch headed in the only goal as Stoke beat Newcastle 1-0 for their first home victory of the season in the Premier League, ratcheting up the pressure on visiting manager Alan Pardew. Crouch rose above Fabricio Coloccini to head in a cross from Victor Moses in the 15th minute,...
  • Kranjcar's free kick gives QPR draw against Stoke in Premier League September 20, 2014

    London: Niko Kranjcar curled in a late free kick as Queens Park Rangers twice came from behind to draw 22 with Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday. Mame Biram Diouf headed Stoke in front from close range in the 11th minute after Peter Crouch held off defender Rio Ferdinand to...
  • Mark Hughes deserves a good reception at QPR, says Harry Redknapp September 18, 2014

    Stoke City boss Mark Hughes deserves a good reception from Queens Park Rangers fans despite being blamed for the club's relegation to the Championship in 2013, manager Harry Redknapp said on Thursday. The Welshman returns to Loftus Road on Saturday for the first time since he was sacked by Rangers chairman...
  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jumpstart campaigns September 12, 2014

    London: Arsenal and Manchester City meet at The Emirates on Saturday when both teams will seek to roar into life after making spluttering starts to their Premier League campaigns. A month after demolishing City 30 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventhplaced Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes,...
  • Stoke's Odemwingie faces long layoff with knee injury September 5, 2014

    London: Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie needs knee surgery and will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday. The Nigeria international injured his knee during Stoke's 10 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend and will have surgery when the swelling...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third onedayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again August 30, 2014

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 10 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the legs...
  • Stoke sign Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea August 16, 2014

    England: Stoke have signed winger Victor Moses on a seasonlong loan from Chelsea. The 23yearold Nigeria international has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since moving from Wigan in 2012 and spent last season on loan at Liverpool. Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes says Moses "will certainly add to our...
  • EPL Team Preview: Bojan Krkic arrival highlights Stoke's ambition August 15, 2014

    Stoke: There are two ways of looking at Spanish forward Bojan Krkic's decision to join Stoke from Barcelona. It either shows the scale of a onetime wonderkid's decline, or is an indication of the rise to prominence of an unfashionable Premier League team that is making headway under manager Mark Hughes. "Anyone...
  • Anderson included in unchanged England squad for fourth Test August 1, 2014

    London: James Anderson was included in an unchanged 13man England squad announced on Thursday for the fourth Test with India at the Lancashire seamer's Old Trafford home ground starting on August 7. The squad was made public just hours after England wrapped up a crushing 266run in the third Test to...
  • Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona July 23, 2014

    Stoke City have signed onetime Spain international forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a fouryear deal, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, was part of Barcelona's youth system and scored 26 goals in 104 league appearances before leaving for AS Roma in 2011, having made his first team...
  • Stats from Lord's: Ishant's first fivefor in a winning cause and more July 22, 2014

    Statistical highlights from India's historic triumph on Monday that saw them beat England in a Test at Lord's for the first time since 1986 and second overall in 82 years. India have produced a victory after failing to register a single win in their previous fifteen Tests overseas. The win...
  • Frustrating not to bowl India out on day one: Stokes July 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes said that his team was extremely disappointed on not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. Put into bat, India finished the day at 290 for 9 thanks to a defiant Ajinkya Rahane's (103) second Test century that really...
  • Broad glad to have Stokes back in the Test squad July 3, 2014

    London: Stuart Broad has backed Ben Stokes to have as big an impact on the England scene as he did on a Barbados dressingroom locker after the young allrounder was recalled to a 13man squad for next week's first Test against India. Stokes missed England's recent 10 home loss to Sri...
  • Stokes included in England squad for first Test against India July 2, 2014

    London: Allrounder Ben Stokes has returned to the England national team for the opening Test against India as the only addition to the 13member squad that recently lost 01 in a twoTest series at home to Sri Lanka. The England selectors on Wednesday announced a 13member squad to be led...
  • Stoke City sign former Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell June 9, 2014

    England: Midfielder Steve Sidwell has signed a twoyear deal with Premier League club Stoke after being released by Fulham. He will join his new side in July when his current contract expires. Sidwell started his career with Arsenal and played with different clubs before joining Chelsea in 2007. He spent one...
  • Tottenham Hotspur edge past tenman Stoke in EPL April 26, 2014

    Stoke: Danny Rose was the central figure as Tottenham beat 10man Stoke 10 Saturday to win their first away game for more than two months. The defender scored his first Premier League goal of the season in the 33rd minute after Emmanuel Adebayor beat Glenn Whelan on the right of the...
  • Ben Stokes bids to curb his temper April 18, 2014

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes admits he must keep his anger under control if he is to end his international exile. Stokes has had more than a month already to regret the flash of temper that saw him lash out at a dressing-room locker and break a bone in his...
  • English FA proposes total ban on betting April 9, 2014

    The FA has proposed a complete ban on anyone involved in England's top eight tiers from betting on any soccer match or competition anywhere in the world, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Participants are currently blocked by Rule E8(b) from betting on a match or competition they have been...
  • Away defeats still nagging at Mourinho, despite home stroll April 6, 2014

    London: Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 home stroll against Stoke City on Saturday but still eating away at manager Jose Mourinho were the recent away defeats that have undermined their title challenge. His side have again been impressive at Stamford Bridge where they are...
  • Mohamed Salah inspires Chelsea to 3-0 win over Stoke City April 6, 2014

    London: Mohamed Salah scored one goal and played a part in the other two as Chelsea strolled to a 3-0 victory over Stoke to recover from back-to-back losses and reclaim the provisional Premier League lead Saturday. Even though Jose Mourinho downplays Chelsea's title prospects, his team remain in the mix with...
  • Stoke City can make history at Chelsea, says Hughes April 4, 2014

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has challenged his side to make history on Saturday by ending Chelsea's 76-match unbeaten home record in Premier League games in two spells under manager Jose Mourinho. Unfashionable Stoke are sitting comfortably in the middle of the table after four wins in five games, having lost...