Southampton: K Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, S Davis, Rodriguez, Lallana, Lambert. Stoke: Begovic; Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Walters, Nzonzi, Whitehead, Cameron, Etherington; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Palacios, Cuvelier, Kightly, Jerome, Owen.
Graig Gardner’s straight red card for a shocking challenge on Charlie Adam was disputed by no one. There have been plenty of discussions this season about whether red cards were correct or not, but referee Lee Mason made the clearest decision in sending off Gardner in the 34th minute of Sunderland’s clash with Stoke. Gardner
Earlier this week, after Manchester United’s 2-1 home defeat to Manchester City, you couldn’t move on the world wide web for pictures of Phil Jones making a silly face. See: The gift that keeps on giving: Phil Jones’ hilarious faces during the Manchester derby. Jones played the full 90 minutes as Manchester United bagged another three
Newcastle: Elliot; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Cabaye (c), Tiote; Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran; Cisse. Subs: Harper, Haidara, Perch, Anita, Obertan, Marveaux, Campbell. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Wilkinson; Shotton, Whelan, Nzonzi, Walters; Jerome, Crouch.
Stoke 0 – West Ham 1 (Premier League, March 2, 2013) West Ham ended a run of five straight away defeats in the league as Jack Collison’s strike secured them all three points at Stoke. GIF: Jack Collison’s winner at Stoke.
One of the big stories that came from nowhere on transfer deadline day was Arsenal’s capture of Nacho Monreal. The shock factor associated with the deal however, was more due to the Gunners ability to keep the story out of the headlines rather than the acquisition coming out of left field. Wenger is now reported to
Arsenal 1 – Stoke 0 (Premier League, February 2, 2013) Lukas Podolski scored to put Arsenal in front.
Swansea 3 – Stoke 1 ( (Premier League, January 19, 2013) Ben Davies scored first for Swansea. Jonathan De Guzman curled in a golazo free-kick to make it 2-0. De Guzman made it a brace soon after to make the points safe.
Manchester City 3 – Stoke 0 (Premier League, January 1, 2013) City broke the deadlock just before the break when Pablo Zabaleta sidefooted home from 8-yards after a Milner’s pull-back fell into his path. City doubled their advantage in the 57th minute through red-hot Edin Dzeko, however the Bosnian’s moment was spoiled when he was booked for