Mignolet’s shootout save sends Liverpool through to Capital One Cup final

Simon Mignolet produced a decisive spot-kick save from Marc Muniesa as Liverpool edged Stoke City 6-5 on penalties at Anfield on Tuesday to reach the League Cup final. After Marko Arnautovic had cancelled out Liverpool’s 1-0 aggregate lead with a goal that seemed to have been scored from an offside position, the game went to extra time and then penalties, and with Mignolet thwarting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool Tops Stoke City In Penalty Shootout, Advances To Capital One Cup Final

Joe Allen converted the crucial penalty kick, as Liverpool secured a place in the Capital One Cup final with a 6-5 shootout victory over Stoke City at Anfield on Tuesday night. Stoke City had to score at least once on the evening, and Marko Arnautovic leveled the series on aggregate in added time at the end of the first half by sweeping a finish past Simon Mignolet from Bojan Krkic’s...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool vs. Stoke preview: Reds eye League Cup final spot

Zigzagging across the road like a clown car they may be, but Liverpool are also just 90 minutes from Wembley ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke City. A team that recorded seven 1-1 draws in nine games in September and October is beginning to gain a reputation for slapdash spectaculars, following the recent 3-3 draw at home to Arsenal and Saturday’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal target shock move for Dortmund striker Aubameyang

Every day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is eyeing a shock £42m move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.Louis van Gaal has been told Southampton striker Sadio Mane, who was dropped to...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Cuco Martina versus Xherdan Shaqiri: Who finished it better?

Is it too romantic, to see these goals by Southampton’s Cuco Martina and Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri as the range that soccer has to offer? One, a powerful strike demanding the instincts and execution of a top-level player. The other, a touch a 12-year-old could execute, but only if that child’s feet extended from the mind and reactions of a near-world class talent. We...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke down Everton in thriller; Norwich pile more misery on Villa

Marko Arnautovic's late penalty snatched a dramatic 4-3 victory for Stoke at Everton in a match featuring a goal-of-the-season contender from his team-mate Xherdan Shaqiri.The Swiss opened the scoring in a cracking Barclays Premier League game at Goodison Park by finishing off a smart move involving Bojan Krkic and Arnautovic but Romelu Lukaku levelled from James McCarthy's pass...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Man Utd defeat at Stoke leaves Van Gaal on brink; Match highlights

Louis van Gaal’s position as Manchester United manager is in serious jeopardy after his side’s wretched form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday. Pre-match media reports suggested Van Gaal was one defeat away from the sack and the 64-year-old Dutchman saw his team’s run of games without a win extended to seven at a windswept Britannia Stadium. A weak back...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Louis van Gaal: I can also quit by myself

Louis van Gaal will speak to the Manchester United board before deciding whether to quit Old Trafford.Van Gaal's future looks increasingly bleak after he suffered his fourth straight defeat as United manager. United lost 2-0 at Stoke on Boxing Day and, although the margin of victory was narrow, there was a huge gulf between the two sides when it came to flair, penetration and skill...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke City-Newcastle United Preview

Newcastle United will be desperate to bounce back from last weekend's derby defeat Saturday when they welcome Stoke City to St James' Park. Steve McClaren's Newcastle (1-3-6) went into their Tyne-Wear clash with Sunderland in high spirits after having picked up their first win of the season the previous weekend in a 6-2 demolition of Norwich. However, Fabricio Coloccini's first-half...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The 10 most influential Premier League injuries this season (so far)

By Jeff Snyder We are just a little bit over quarter into the Premier League season and already, teams have had to deal with some very important players going down due to injury. Some teams have been hurt more in the injury department than others and some teams have dealt with their injuries better than others but nevertheless, the teams depicted on this list were dealt a major...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Swansea's winless streak continues with loss to Stoke

Stoke climbed above Swansea in the Barclays Premier League table as Bojan Krkic's early penalty saw the Potters win back-to-back top-flight games for the first time since December 2011.The game's decisive moment came as early as the third minute when Ashley Williams brought down Bojan and the Spaniard confidently tucked away his second goal of the season to send Stoke to a 1-0 victory...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars aren’t aligned for Stoke City

Stars aren’t aligned for Stoke City - originally posted on Since their return to the Premier League in the 2008-09 season, Stoke City have proven to be quite a formidable Premier League side. While the squad and manager heavily differ from the squad that gained promotion seven years ago, Stoke continues to be one of the trickier Premier League teams to come up against...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke boss Mark Hughes angry after collapse against Leicester

Stoke boss Mark Hughes was critical of both his players and the match officials after he saw the Potters' two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw with Leicester at the Britannia Stadium. The hosts raced ahead as the fit-again Bojan Krkic marked his first Barclays Premier League start in eight months with a goal in the 13th minute, and Jonathan Walters then pounced on a Wes Morgan error...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Leicester fightback at Stoke, Everton draw against Swansea

High-flying Leicester maintained their unbeaten start to the season as a second-half fightback secured them a 2-2 draw at Stoke, denying the Potters their first 2015-16 Barclays Premier League win. The hosts had been firmly in control, taking the lead in the 13th minute when the fit-again Bojan Krkic - making his first league start in eight months - slotted home, before Jonathan...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Leicester stages another comeback to draw at Stoke 2-2

STOKE, England (AP) High-flying Leicester maintained its unbeaten start to the season as a second-half fightback secured a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday, denying the Potters their first Premier League win this season. The hosts had been firmly in control at Britannia Stadium, taking the lead in the 13th minute when the fit-again Bojan Krkic - making his first league start in eight...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Norwich City come up short in bid for Jonathan Walters

Stoke have rejected a bid from Norwich for forward Jonathan Walters, Press Association Sport understands. It is understood the Canaries made a £1.5 million offer for the 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international which was turned down by the Potters. The news, emerging on Friday, comes a day before the two clubs play each other at Carrow Road in the Barclays Premier League....
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Xherdan Shaqiri continues the Stoke City revolution

Gone are the days of Rory Delap’s long throw-ins, Robert Huth’s physicality and Tony Pulis’ route one soccer at Stoke City. Not that there’s anything wrong with that style of play. The traditional refrain of “a rainy, cold Tuesday night,” no longer applies to the side that has been constructed. The brand of soccer that fans at the Britannia had grown accustomed to under...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

10 things that will most likely happen in the Premier League

By Dillon Friday, Carden Hedelt, Josh Naso and Eddie Maisonet As hard as it is to believe, the 2015-15 Barclays Premier League starts this weekend after an offseason that lasted about as long as a Ronda Rousey Fight or DeAndre Jordan’s stint as a Dallas Maverick. Chelsea seeks to defend its title with a lineup that remains virtually unchanged. Meanwhile, Manchester United loaded...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke sign former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay

Stoke have announced the signing of former Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay. The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France. The club said on their Twitter feed: "£SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay." Afellay arrives at the Britannia Stadium...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke City sign Dutch winger Ibrahim Afellay

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Premier League club and will link up with his new team-mates in France. The club said on their Twitter feed: "#SCFC are delighted to announce the signing of Dutch international winger Ibrahim Afellay." Afellay arrives at the Britannia Stadium after his contract with Barcelona expired over the course of the summer. Capped 50...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke signs Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona

STOKE, England (AP) Stoke says it has completed the signing of Barcelona winger Moha El Ouriachi. The 19-year-old Moroccan will join former Barcelona teammates Bojan Krkic and Marc Muniesa with Stoke in Singapore at the pre-season Asia Trophy. Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes says Moha is ''excited about joining a Premier League club, he has seen the progress made by Bojan and...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic closing in on returning to match action

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic says he hopes to be fit for the start of the new domestic season. The 24-year-old Spaniard suffered a cruciate ligament injury in an FA Cup tie at Rochdale at the end of January, abruptly ending what had been a promising first season in English football. The former Barcelona player has undergone an extensive rehabilitation program in his native Spain and...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke close to third Barcelona signing in less than two years

Stoke are set to complete their third signing from Barcelona in less than two years, according to the agent of Morroccan winger Moha El Ouriachi. Potters manager Mark Hughes, the former Barcelona striker, has already snapped up Bojan Krkic and Marc Muniesa from the Nou Camp and teenager El Ouriachi now looks to be on his way to the Britannia Stadium this summer. The 19-year-old...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke manager Mark Hughes signs new contract through 2018

STOKE, England (AP) Stoke manager Mark Hughes has signed a new contract through 2018. Hired before the 2013-14 season, Hughes led Stoke to its first top-10 finish in the Premier League. The central England club is currently on course to repeat that feat, in 10th place with eight games to go despite being without striker Bojan Krkic since January. ''This season has been more difficult...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoke City have enough quality to cope without the loss of Spanish star Bojan

When Stoke City’s Bojan Krkic fell unchallenged and was subbed off in the FA Cup game at League One’s Rochdale on Monday night, one could easily imagine the groans from the away support in the stands. His fourth minute stunner of a goal – a volley from outside the 18-yard box that curved just beyond the keeper’s fingertips – was enough proof that losing such a player as...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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