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Mar 20

Costa does himself no favours – Hughes

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he accepts Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s on-field antics but ‘you don’t have to enjoy it’.

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Mar 17

Stoke City v Chelsea: match preview

Despite the growing inevitability of the title returning to west London, Antonio Conte will not allow standards to slip as his Chelsea side aim to be crowned champions sooner rather than later. Conte will be wary of the challenge on Saturday having been pushed hard before winning 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on New Year’s Eve against a Stoke side unbeaten in their past eight home games. Joel Rabinowitz

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Mar 07

Manchester City 0-0 Stoke City

Manchester City miss the chance to move to second in the Premier League as their game in hand ends goalless against Stoke City.

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Mar 04

Marko Arnautovic at the double for Stoke to sink hapless Middlesbrough

Aitor Karanka said there would be no talk of relegation at Middlesbrough until they were in the bottom three. After their tepid 2-0 defeat at Stoke, that’s exactly where they are. He may need to start discussing it now.

“We’re a newly promoted team in the bottom three for the first time in March, which means we’re doing something well,” said Karanka after the game in a valiant attempt to put a positive spin on a desperate afternoon for Boro.

Related: Southampton beat Watford in seven-goal epic as Nathan Redmond scores twice

Related: Crystal Palace defeat West Brom as Sam Allardyce’s side get physical

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/04/stoke-city-middlesbrough-premier-league-match-report

Mar 03

Stoke City v Middlesbrough: match preview

“One important thing is that they’re in a comfortable position and we need three points,” said the Middlesbrough manager, Aitor Karanka, of this fixture, and while his assessment of Stoke is fair it is one that may grate in the Potteries. Last Sunday’s capitulation at Tottenham was not a good look and the frustration is that Stoke, while well-off in mid-table, never seem quite able to make that next step. The next few weeks will most likely see them shuttling between a nondescript set of places in the middle; should they be hoping for more, or is this their natural ceiling? Nick Ames

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/03/stoke-city-middlesbrough-match-preview

Mar 02

Bony says lack of playing time is ‘crazy’

Stoke striker Wilfried Bony says his exclusion from the team is a “crazy situation”, after he turned down a lucrative move to China last month.

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Feb 25

Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City: match preview

Tottenham will be keen to move on from their embarrassing Europa League exit at the hands of Gent on Thursday. The familiar surroundings of White Hart Lane should be a boost and it is hard to see Stoke troubling a home side looking to return to Europe’s elite competition next season. Mark Hughes, however, does have a wild card in Saido Berahino who is set to make his first Stoke start. Graham Searles

Kick-off Sunday 1.30pm

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Feb 24

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Stoke City

Harry Kane scores his third hat-trick in nine games as Tottenham react to their European exit by hammering Stoke to go second in the league.

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Feb 11

Tony Pulis: Stoke City disgraceful for spinning Ryan Shawcross ‘loser’ call

• Mark Hughes claimed Pulis called defender a ‘loser’ in a voicemail
• West Brom manager hits out at former club after 2-2 draw with West Ham

Tony Pulis described as “absolutely disgraceful” the way he believes Stoke have “spun” claims he called Ryan Shawcross a loser. The West Bromwich Albion manager, speaking after the 2-2 draw at West Ham, said he used the word loser but not in an aggressive way.

Related: West Brom’s Gareth McAuley denies West Ham a comeback win at the last

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/11/mark-hughes-stoke-city-west-brom-ryan-shawcross

Feb 10

Stoke City v Crystal Palace: match preview

A 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park in September was the low point of Stoke’s season; Palace travel to the Potteries on the back of their own, more embarrassing, nadir at home to Sunderland and Mark Hughes believes that was the “worst outcome” for his side given the reaction Sam Allardyce will be demanding. Hughes himself would not mind a step up in performance after seeing his team go three games without a win. Nick Ames

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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