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Stoke City reveal plans to honour Gordon Banks at Aston Villa match Stoke City have detailed plans to honour club president and legend Gordon Banks at this weekend's match against Aston Villa. The Villa game is the first time Stoke have played at home since England World Cup hero Banks died last week at the age of 81.

Liam Lawrence: Fans would be shocked to know what I've heard about this Stoke City dressing room But if Glenn was in today's Stoke dressing room he'd need his boxing gloves on half the time. We all know that when the likes of Whelan left and weren't replaced, there could be trouble ahead, and here we are now, in the lower reaches of the Championship.

Jack Butland ready to salute a Stoke City icon and a club favourite Stoke City number one hoping Aston Villa don't play his old team-mate.

Stoke City round-up: Potters fans fume, shock Berahino news emerges and more Stoke City head into their game against Aston Villa this weekend in desperate need of three points to ease their faint relegation fears. The Potters are in a poor run of form and were left frustrated last weekend as they conceded late on to leave Portman Road with a point against Ipswich Town who remain rooted to the bottom of the league table.

Stoke City star admits he will probably have to leave in the summer You just have to keep working." The Stoke City star continued: "You probably have to ask him what's going on because I am not getting all the answers. "I'm a footballer, so I just want to play football. It doesn't matter where it is, or what positions.

Saido Berahino facing extreme Stoke City action Stoke City are exploring the possibility of sacking Saido Berahino after the striker was arrested for drink-driving earlier this week.

Stoke City fans suggest new statues, walk of fame and giant baseball cap for bet365 Stadium Additions put forward to brilliant Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks statues.

Stoke considering sacking Saido Berahino after drink-driving charge LAURIE WHITWELL: Stoke are exploring the possibility of sacking Saido Berahino amid the fallout from his drink-driving case. The club are weighing up the drastic action after being deeply angered.

Stoke City's weirdest Premier League signing? Who takes the title of Stoke City's weirdest signing during their decade in the Premier League. Our friends at Planet Football have boldly attempted to answer that one by listing no fewer than 13 weird signings in order.

Ranking Stoke City's 13 weirdest signings of the Premier League era Stoke City knew exactly what they were under Tony Pulis, but that certainly didn't stop them making several weird signings - and nor did they stop once he'd been replaced by Mark Hughes.

Stoke City youngster has window to cement place for long-term The 20-year-old has been promoted to first choice for the first time in his career following the arrival of Nathan Jones last month. Cuco Martina was sent back to Everton and Moritz Bauer, although brought in from the cold, has largely been among the subs.

Stoke hero James O'Connor signs Nani - but says Orlando team will only be complete when they win title James O’Connor looking forward to what Portugal star can offer Orlando City on and off field.

This table will delight Bristol City and Preston fans but fill Stoke supporters with dread 24 Queens Park Rangers 0. * Where teams have same points, position decided by goal difference.

The supercomputer prediction that makes worrying reading for Leeds United and Derby County fans The final Championship table has been predicted… and some big names are facing disappointment.

'Met the man, loved his work' - fans say why they want to see Gordon Banks awarded posthumous knighthood Almost 3,000 football fans and admirers of Gordon Banks have signed a petition calling for the World Cup-winner and Stoke City legend to be awarded a posthumous knighthood. Banks, a member of the England team who beat West Germany to win the World Cup at Wembley Stadium in 1966, died last week aged 81 after a long battle with cancer.

'Livid' Stoke City boss planning to banish bad boy Saido Berahino Media reports claim Stoke boss Nathan Jones has run out of patience with his wayward £12m striker.

'He's been surprisingly poor' - 28-year-old's season at Stoke City so far: Opinion Stoke City's season continues to falter despite the arrival of Nathan Jones as manager, with the Potters down in 17th place in the Championship, 13 points off the play-off places and 11 points above the relegation zone.

Residents forced to PAY to withdraw own money in a Stoke town after all its banks closed Business owners and shoppers in Burslem say the lack of cash machines makes things 'very difficult.' Fifty three-year-old Phil Hardy, who owns Otters Tears Beer Co, in Queen Street, claims he has been forced to use a bank in Macclesfield since all of the town's banks have closed.

Stoke striker Berahino missed training after claiming he was ill EXCLUSIVE: Stoke's anger with Saido Berahino over his 3am arrest for drink-driving was exacerbated as the striker had claimed he missed training because he was ill, Sportsmail can reveal.

We can still do it insists Stoke City number one Jack Butland "I don't want to keep saying stuff, but I am positive and I do want us to succeed and be part of a team that can hopefully push into the play-offs at the end of the season and give us a chance to get back into the Premier League.

How Dean Smith can fix Aston Villa's broken midfield at Stoke City - predicted XI AVFC desperately need three points against Stoke City on Saturday.

'Etebo has been excellent', says Stoke City teammate Charlie Adam The midfielder was one of the standout performers as the Potters were forced to a draw at Ipswich over the weekend.

'There's only one Rob Adams' - Heartbroken relatives pay tribute at funeral of Stoke City's 'number one fan' who died after collapsing in gym Celebrant Steve Game-Blackmoor, who led the service at Bradwell Crematorium, said: "Rob was incredibly active and charitable and was rarely seen in public without his Stoke City shirt on his back. "Because of this he was nicknamed Crouchy and he was an avid Stoke City supporter.

Spurs 'target £20m Championship striker', Blackburn frustrate Liverpool and Man Utd and other transfer news and gossip We're edging towards the stage where you can count the remaining Championship fixtures on your hands, which means that the focus on the transfer window in the summer is increasing on a weekly basis.

Should Gordon Banks receive a posthumous knighthood? Under existing legislation, it is not possible for a knighthood to be awarded posthumously, but fans and former teammates are now fighting for a review of the law, so England's only World Cup-winning goalkeeper can receive the honour.

Berahino charged with drink-driving after 'fleeing gang' Stoke striker Saido Berahino has been charged with being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, police said. The 25-year-old was detained in London's West End on Monday.

Stoke City striker Vokes thanks Dyche Stoke City striker Sam Vokes is full of praise for Sean Dyche and how he impacted the striker's career. The Welsh international arrived at Stoke from Burnley after seven years at the Premier League club. But he has no bitterness towards Dyche, even though he was out of the team by the end of that spell.

We've got a new manager, but nothing else has changed for struggling Stoke City Our poor season is continuing to limp along in the exact same disappointing fashion as before. There was no excuse for us not being able to improve our level of performance in those two matches. We really should have been able to win one, if not both.

Stoke City taking legal advice over Saido Berahino's future after drink-drive charge Stoke City's hierarchy is reviewing its legal position as it awaits news of Saido Berahino's fate after he was charged with a drink-drive offence. The club's top brass is furious that Berahino should heap further bad publicity on Stoke City after his early-morning arrest for suspected drink-driving in London.

Saido Berahino charged by police following incident outside London restaurant Stoke City player is due to appear in court next month accused of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.

Martin Smith: Stoke's treatment of Bojan makes no sense at all The one thing I did expect, if we didn't ship him out during the January transfer window, was that he'd get a fair chance to make a case for himself in the team under new manager Nathan Jones. Well, Stoke didn't move him on last month, despite there being an apparent offer for him, but he is still being kept on the sidelines.

Stoke City want rid of Saido Berahino, Leeds United target stalling on contract Hull Live's daily round-up of Championship news and rumours.

Son of ex Stoke City goalkeeper suffers horrendous injury The son of former Stoke City goalkeeper Carl Muggleton has been struck down by a series of horrific injuries, it has been revealed this morning. Sam Muggleton, who was playing for Darlington on loan from Chesterfield at the weekend, suffered a broken leg and three ruptured ligaments.

Saido Berahino facing club fine and Stoke City exit after drink-driving arrest Stoke City have run out of patience with Saido Berahino and will try to offload the £12m striker in the summer, according to reports. It is also claimed the 25-year-old is facing an internal club inquiry and a possible fine of two weeks' wages - about £80,000 - following his arrest in London early yesterday on suspicion of drink-driving.

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino arrested on suspicion of drink-driving Stoke City striker Saido Berahino has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. The 25-year-old was stopped while speeding away from a bar in Great Russell Street, London after the police were alerted of a 'disturbance' in the area.

Stoke City legend gives his blunt verdict on Aston Villa - and he's right Strong claims made ahead of this weekend's clash between Stoke City and Aston Villa.

Stoke City's wing wonders help slay Manchester United youngsters Goals from Tre Pemberton, Thibaud Verlinden and Josh Tymon helped Stoke City's under-23s register an excellent 3-1 win over Manchester United at Leek Town's Harrison Park ground.

Saido Berahino: Stoke striker arrested in London on suspicion of drink-driving Stoke City striker Saido Berahino is arrested in central London on suspicion of drink-driving.

Stoke look to sell Saido Berahino in summer after drink driving arrest Berahino reportedly told police he was fleeing from a gang trying to steal his car but Stoke have taken a very dim view and will fine the striker two weeks' wages, worth around £80,000.

Saido Berahino heads for Stoke City exit after drink-drive arrest Saido Berahino is facing a summer exit from Stoke City after the latest controversy in his troubled career. Berahino will be made available at the end of the season and is set to be fined by the club after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the early hours of Monday morning.

Under-23s match report: Stoke City 3 United Ricky Sbragia's side were beaten 3-1 in their latest Premier League 2 fixture.

Boss confident first goal is just round corner for Stoke City new boy Stoke City striker has impressed in open play.

Saido Berahino arrested at 3am in London on suspicion of drink driving Police were called to an incident outside VQ, a popular 24-hour restaurant and bar in Bloomsbury, London, at 3am and witnessed Saido Berahino driving off.

Final goodbye to Stoke City fan, 28, who died after collapsing in the gym Family and friends will gather to say their final farewell to a Stoke City fan who died suddenly after collapsing at the gym. Fitness fanatic Rob Adams, of Madeley, lost his fight for life in hospital after falling suddenly ill during a spin class at Keele Sport Centre on February 4.

Stoke City star 'arrested and in custody' after incident outside London restaurant The newspaper claims he told police he was trying to flee from a gang who had taken his watch and were trying to steal his car. They say Berahino, who was banned from driving for 12 months in 2015 after a drink-driving offence, was arrested and taken into custody.

Lou Macari: Hard to believe Stoke City v Aston Villa is now a mid-table clash Stoke City v Aston Villa will be best remembered for Gordon Banks tribute.

Stoke City fans seeking change in law to honour the late, great Gordon Banks And that news has prompted the Stoke City Supporters' Council, with the support of Banks' family and the club's old boys' association, to launch a campaign to see the world famous goalkeeper honoured posthumously, which is not possible under existing legislation.

Aston Villa receive some very positive injury news ahead of Stoke City clash AVFC are set for a boost ahead of this weekend's clash against Stoke City.

Is Bojan the solution or the problem for Stoke City… and was he right to speak out? Phil Barker: We're judging him on 20 minutes here and there. He needs a solid run of games to prove his worth. Give him the remainder of the season to turn the doubters around.

Stoke City Comment: Never mind Shawcross what about the far post? Those understandably lashing out at the loss of that 92nd minute equaliser at Ipswich pointed a finger at the re-jigging of Stoke's formation four minutes previously to accommodate the appearance of Shawcross from the bench. But surely the more relevant complaint was the failure to man the far post.

Aston Villa star poised to make return from injury at Stoke City The 23-year-old playmaker has been sidelined since early December with a serious shin injury, but Villa boss Dean Smith is hoping Grealish will be in the matchday 18 at the bet365 Stadium. Villa have won just twice in the league in Grealish's absence, and Smith said: "I'm hoping Jack may be available for the bench at Stoke.

Nottingham Forest have already sold their allocation for next month's Stoke City trip Nottingham Forest have already sold their entire away allocation for next month's away trip to Stoke City's bet365 Stadium. Forest face the Potters at 3pm on Saturday, March 2, as their play-off chase begins to really hot up.

Stoke City starlet delighted to celebrate significant landmark in his fledgling career The 19-year-old striker was on target for loan club Shrewsbury Town in their 1-1 draw with Burton Albion at the weekend. It was his first goal for the League One strugglers… and the first league goal of his professional career.

Fuller Flavour: We must keep Judge, and critics of Lambert are wrong As so often has happened in the last two or three years, I wish that I could have written this latest column after a midweek game instead of after the Stoke game. True, the net result of both matches was the same, but I enjoyed Wednesday night far more, writes Karl Fuller.

This mentally frail Stoke City side's latest set back was self-inflicted In the past, the defensive substitution option would have, ironically, been to bring on Crouch or Diouf, nominally forwards, to police the front post and head the ball away before it gets into the danger area. This time Jones had brought a forward on, but it was Benik Adobe.

Book review - The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney It is easy to see why 'The Quaker' has won such high praise and the Scottish Crime Book of the Year award, as this is a proper page turner and one with plenty of twists and turns in the plot. Set in 1969 and Glasgow has been brought to its knees by a serial killer spreading fear throughout the city - the Quaker.

I've been here before says Nathan Jones as Stoke City toss away two points Jones now has a full week to prepare for Saturday's visit of Aston Villa when the afternoon will also serve as Stoke City's first chance to mark the passing of Gordon Banks. "A wonderful game for everyone," he said, "and we've got another week to graft hard before we go up against Villa next weekend."

'Always had a sense of impending disaster' - A look at Stoke's 2018 'mistake': Opinion Stoke City appointed Gary Rowett and tasked him with leading Stoke back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. It wasn't to be for the ex-Derby and Birmingham coach, who was sacked just half a year after taking the job, with Stoke seriously underperforming.

Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1: Final word on a calamitous climax we should have anticipated by now Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1. Keane ; McClean. Seeing Ipswich legend Mick Mills before the game sent a wee shiver down the spine.

What happened next? The Stoke City unknown who became Dragon's Den star Stoke City supporters had anticipated record signing to make first appearance at Bury – they got Canadian triallist.

Supercomputer says 37 points needed for Championship safety - and West Brom to pip Leeds and Sheffield Utd to automatic promotion Who's going up and who's doomed to League One?

Ipswich Town fans applaud Stoke supporters' song for Gordon Banks as tributes continue Paul Lambert also paid his respects to Stoke City and England legend - and more than 1,000 visit statue on Saturday.

Stoke star: It's not good enough, the whole season has not been good enough Charlie Adam admits the Ipswich disappointment summed up a season that has just not been good enough for Stoke City. Adam returned from three weeks out with a calf injury to return for the closing stages at Portman Road, as Stoke tried to see out what would have been their first away win since October.

North Stander: ‘Come on Mr Evans, time to show the fans how much you value us’ You've seen this season how much difference the fans can make. You need us on board. Now's the time to show how much you value us.

'He's been a good servant' - Has Stoke's high-profile 2014 addition been a success? Opinion Stoke City signed Bojan in 2014 and this represented a new age of the Potters, who could attract continental talent from all over the globe. The Spaniard made over 100 appearances for Barcelona, playing alongside the likes of Messi and Iniesta. He was tipped to go on to be a great, but flopped.

Where do Stoke City go from here? That Stoke have won only one game in 12 in league and cup since Christmas with the fact that Nathan Jones has come in mid-season to implement new ideas ? That Stoke fans are accepting the need to be patient with the fact that parachute payments demand the opposite?

Paul Lambert: Look at Stoke's squad, they should be in top two easily Lambert's relegation-threatened Ipswich side salvaged a draw against Stoke in injury-time yesterday, leaving the Potters consigned to the bottom half of the Championship. It is a far cry from pre-season predictions, including from Lambert himself - who couldn't see a particular gulf between his old side Stoke and his current bottom-placed team.

Bojan reveals frustration at Stoke City "I spoke with them at the beginning of the season, I spoke to them in January and they knew my situation was no good with the old manager. I was training with the 23s and the 18s. I never said anything but I didn't get any support in that situation.

Sunday Snap: Irish eyes smiling, Bree’s best, the ‘look away now’ moment and a Bishop milestone For the third successive game, Alan Judge was the stand-out performer for the Blues. The Irishman has given Paul Lambert's men a real boost since his arrival from Brentford on an initial deal until the end of the season. He wants the ball, uses it well and looks to make things happen.

Tom Edwards looking to pin down right-back spot after shrugging off blurred vision Tom Edwards was one of Stoke City's better performers as they drew 1-1 at Ipswich Town.

Martin Spinks has rated the Stoke City players who were held at the death by Ipswich Town James McClean handed Stoke the lead just before the break but Will Keane equalised in added time at the end of the game.

Jones bemoans late goal which prolongs Stoke's search for an away win Stoke manager Nathan Jones was disappointed that his side failed to pick up three points at Ipswich after the home side snatched an added-time equaliser. - Stoke manager Nathan Jones was disappointed that his side failed to pick up three points at Ipswich after the home side snatched an added-time.

Player ratings: Judge the star man again after a goal Knudsen and Bialkowski will want to forget Rating scale: 10 - world class display; 9 - outstanding; 8 - very good; 7 - good; 6 - decent; 5 - average; 4 - below average; 3 - poor; 2 - very poor; 1 - awful. Bartosz Bialkowski. Made one good early save to turn Tom Ince's early cross away from the net but has to hold his hands up when it comes to his part in Stoke's opening goal.

Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1: Nathan Jones left shaking his head at late lapse Stoke City lead Ipswich Town until injury time.

Ipswich 1, Stoke City 1: Fans running out of patience as Potters squander victory at Portman Road Stoke City were leading 1-0 at rock-bottom Ipswich Town before conceding injury time equaliser.

Result: Will Keane salvages late point for struggling Ipswich Ipswich remain nine points from safety at the bottom of the Championship despite Will Keane's goal in added time securing a 1-1 draw with Stoke at Portman Road. A dreadful mix-up in the Town six-yard box between centre-back Jonas Knudsen and goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski led to James McClean putting the Potters ahead in the 42nd minute.

Ipswich Town 1,Stoke City 1: 90-second verdict on a decent day's work spoiled at the death Ipswich Town 1, Stoke City 1. Keane ; McClean. So, so infuriating. Stoke's first away win since October 27th at Bristol City was in the bag, or just about, when they conceded from a right-wing corner in stoppage time.

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Reviewing Cristiano Ronaldo's only performance on a cold, wintery day at Stoke City The game is perhaps best remembered for Carlos Tevez scoring a dramatic late winner but how exactly did Ronaldo fare on his only experience of a cold day in Stoke? Not well at all.

Matchday Live: Blues behind at end of promising first half after calamitous goal Ipswich Town take on Stoke City in the Championship this afternoon.

Stoke City team news: Injury boost for Potters ahead of Ipswich clash Stoke City play Ipswich Town this afternoon looking to claim their second victory of the Nathan Jones era.

Sky expert predicts outcome of Ipswich v Stoke and games involving West Brom, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest Former Leeds United and Nottingham Forest player David Prutton is Sky Sports’ resident Championship pundit.

'He had to go' - Stoke's managerial decision revisited: Opinion Stoke City sacked Mark Hughes last season as the Potters stared down the barrel of relegation. The Welshman managed five seasons at Stoke, but was released from his contract in January 2018, after their defeat to League Two outfit Coventry.

Aston Villa midfielder could miss Stoke & Derby clash, walking tightrope on Saturday John McGinn could miss Aston Villa's trip to Stoke City on February 23 and their home clash with Derby County on March 2 if he picks up another booking. The 24-year-old has nine yellow cards this season and would be given a two-game ban if he adds to his tally on Saturday afternoon - he's walking the tightrope against West Bromwich Albion.

Ipswich Town v Stoke City: Who to boo, who to buy and prediction Stoke City to give Ipswich Town an early Batth.

Ryan Woods hoping to do more than just keep his place in Stoke City midfield Ryan Woods doesn't just want to play well enough to keep his place in the Stoke City midfield, he wants to find the form that can make him a key man under the manager.

'I don't know what came over me' - Stoke City fan slapped with banning order after throwing bottle onto pitch during Potteries Derby "His part in the disorder was shown on CCTV footage, which showed him throwing a bottle hard towards the playing area with his right hand." Pettifer, of Birch House Road, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to a charge of throwing a missile onto a football playing area.

Stoke City fans have their say on away form, patience and 'the world's number one, forever' The world's number one forever. He came out of a poor childhood, to conquer the world with his skills and personality. And he worked all his life to support others as well. Close to the supporters, also in Norway. Always kind. For us he was an icon - then became a dear friend.

Stoke City boss explains left-back situation as he looks for 'real, real specialist' Sam Cluas trusted in role - but only in short-term.

Gordon Banks's four astonishing Stoke City saves even better than THAT one against Pele Look at the emotion as legendary goalkeeper somehow kept out fierce Geoff Hurst penalty.

Gordon Banks' funeral to be held at Stoke Minster on March 4 The funeral of England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks will take place at Stoke Minster on March 4. The date will mark the 47th anniversary of Stoke's League Cup final victory.

Stoke fans react to reports Leeds made January attempt to sign Potters flop Jese Rodriguez The former Stoke City loanee was a rumoured Leeds United target last month. Stoke City fans are reacting to reports claiming Leeds United made an attempt to sign Jese Rodriguez late in the January transfer window. According to El Desmarque, Leeds 'fought to the end' to land the Paris Saint-Germain winger, who ultimately joined Real Betis on loan.

Why Ipswich Town fans love Paul Lambert and who Stoke City should be wary of at Portman Road 3 What kind of impact has ex Stoke manager Paul Lambert made during his three months at Portman Road? Results haven't drastically improved, but fans have really bought into his passion and playing style. Off the field he made sure his Norwich past was forgotten straight away by immersing himself in the fabric of the club.

Paul Lambert sends letter to FA about 'underhand' tactics at Norwich City but accepts charge of misconduct Ipswich have also pointed out that it took the team coach 28 minutes to do a 10-minute journey from the hotel to Carrow Road with a police escort. Lambert told the Ipswich website: "I am not going to win an appeal so I won't be going down that route but I have had my say to the FA.

Gordon Banks funeral to be held on anniversary of Stoke City's greatest triumph A service for the Stoke City hero, who died on Tuesday at the age of 81, will take place on March 4, the 47th anniversary of the club's League Cup win at Wembley - a triumph in which he was so proud to have played a major role. Access to the service is strictly by invitation only and will start at 1.30pm.

Mike Pejic: Stoke City must move the statue as one last tribute to Gordon Banks Stoke City giants Gordon Banks and Sir Stan should be side by side.

The Stoke City quiz that is harder than Noel Blake 23 Stoke City players - all you have to do is remember who they are.

Stoke City Library is encouraging people to pick up a book. Stoke City Central Library are part of the community who are encouraging those of all ages to pick up a book. Located in Hanley, Stoke City Central Library offers three floors on literary material free of charge. The first floor offers up a large collection of fiction and non - fiction fpr people of all ages.

Stoke City boss toys with Charlie Adam option again He resisted the temptation ahead of the Wigan clash on Wednesday, but is more minded to opt for the mercurial midfielder at Ipswich following extra time to recover from his recent calf injury. The decision will boil down to Adam or Ryan Woods after the latter was drafted back into the manager's starting 11 for the past two fixtures.

Nathan Jones has revealed his 'clear, clear, clear' vision for Stoke City - so are the fans with him? Fans have been taking to social media to have their say on the new manager's plans for Stoke City.

Wonderful tributes to Gordon Banks, from Diego Maradona to the back of a van The world of football has been celebrating the life of the Stoke City and England legend.

Ipswich Town v Stoke City Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Ipswich Town and Stoke City.

Stoke City Comment: Being grateful for a draw at Wigan shows how far team has sunk Tributes to Stoke City legend Gordon Banks restores much pride.

Supercomputer predicts final Championship table and it's not good news for Stoke City Big-spending Potters finish near bottom of predicted table but Norwich City and Leeds United fly high.

More and more fans signing petition asking Stoke City to honour club legends Gordon Banks and Sir Stanley Matthews He remains the only player to have been knighted while still playing football, as well as being the first winner of both the European Footballer of the Year and the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year awards. Nicknamed 'the Wizard of Dribble', he played at the top level until the age of 50.

'I got caught up in the moment' - Three-year football ban for this Stoke City fan who threw bottle at Vale supporters during Potteries derby Stoke City season ticket holder Dean McCambridge has been banned from football matches for three years after threw he a bottle at rival fans during the trouble-plagued Potteries derby. The 23-year-old has admitted hurling the plastic cider bottle towards Port Vale fans as the Potters' under-21s side took on The Valiants last December.

Nathan Jones already planning for massive summer at Stoke City - and players have three months to stake claims to play a part "I did it at my previous club, I came in January 6 - two days difference - and was able to evaluate the squad then when we did make good summer signings and changed the environment in the next three or four months we really did hit the ground running in the next season and got to the play-offs, lost in the play-offs.

Liam Lawrence: I'm gutted by Stoke City's fate but don't blame Ryan Woods Stoke lie 17th after 0-0 draw at Wigan ended run of three defeats.

Tom Edwards injury update after blow to head at Wigan Athletic Tom Edwards is set for further scans tomorrow after being forced off with a head injury during Stoke City's draw with Wigan Athletic. The right-back was caught accidentally just above his left eye by Leon Clarke in a first half challenge and hit the deck with a yelp.

Ipswich waiting on Luke Chambers Bottom club Ipswich will check on captain Luke Chambers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship clash against Stoke. - Bottom club Ipswich will check on captain Luke Chambers ahead of the Sky Bet Championship clash against Stoke.The defender sat out the midweek 1-1 draw.

Stephen Ireland's son Josh plays for England youth as Stoke City Academy celebrate five call-ups Josh Ireland for England? The Stoke City Academy midfielder is following in his father Stephen Ireland's footsteps at club level but has been called up to play at under-15 level for England, where he has spent his life. Cork-born Ireland Sr won six caps for Republic of Ireland.

How 6,000 Stoke fans spent Valentine's Day in love with one man One the most incredible episodes in Stoke City's long history happened on this night in 1938.

15 things for your kids to do in Stoke-on-Trent during the February half term holidays Stuck for ideas for half term? Let us inspire you….

Police lockdown Stoke-on-Trent College after 'anonymous threat' The city's college is currently affected by the lockdown. It comes after a threat was received on Thursday, February 14. Both Stoke-on-Trent College campuses are affected, our sister title StokeonTrentLive reports. It comes following a threat which was received at around 12.45pm today.

Latics and Potters play out dour draw - Wigan Athletic 0 Stoke City 0 On a night when there was a minute's applause to celebrate the life of former Stoke City and England goalkeeper Gordon Banks neither side showed Banks's quality on the pitch in a dour goalless draw.

Kevin Wimmer sure he and Stoke City have 'strong will' to push through summer exit 15m defender has just recorded first win in Bundesliga during season-long loan.

Van artist pays tribute to Stoke City, Leicester City & England legend The London Economic - Van artist pays tribute to Stoke City, Leicester City and England legend - Football.

Every Championship player out of contract in the summer: Should any of these 143 tickle Stoke City's fancy? Ex-internationals at Aston Villa, West Brom and Derby County among those coming to end of deals.

Leeds United's title odds slashed and Bristol City promotion price coming in fast - latest Championship title and top scorer odds The latest betting odds from the Sky Bet Championship as Stoke City go out to 200/1.

Jack Butland on set pieces, Sam Clucas at left-back and a clean sheet for Stoke City and Gordon Banks Butland, who had a subtle tribute to his friend and hero Banks on his gloves, said: "With the size we've got and some of the players we've got it's been a bit of a frustration of ours that we allowed sloppy goals from set plays.

Martin Spinks rates the Potters who played out a goalless draw at Wigan Athletic Stoke City stop the rot after three successive defeats by claiming a point at the DW Stadium.

Wigan 0-0 Stoke: Visitors' Joe Allen closest to breaking deadlock Neither side possessed the quality to break the deadlock, although both defended well enough to warrant their point. Stoke came closest to sneaking a winner at the end of the first half.

Paul Cook happy with a point from Stoke stalemate The home side extended their unbeaten run to three games with the 0-0 draw but lacked the necessary spark in the final third to push for the win. Stoke arguably had the better of the chances, although the closest they came was in the first half when Joe Allen's shot took a deflection off Cedric Kipre and hit the outside of the post.

Result: Allen closest to breaking deadlock as Stoke draw with Wigan Stoke's Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as his side played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan at the DW Stadium. Neither side possessed the quality to break the deadlock, although both defended well enough to warrant their point.

Pergatory or progress? Fans split on Stoke City performance at Wigan Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as Stoke City played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. If fans turned up expecting Stoke to put on a show fitting of the late, great Gordon Banks, they were to be disappointed.

Wigan 0 Stoke City 0: Nathan Jones hails clean sheet for Gordon Banks Stoke City the better side in Wigan stalemate.

Allen closest to breaking deadlock as Stoke draw with Wigan Stoke's Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as his side played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan at the DW Stadium. - Stoke's Joe Allen was closest to breaking the deadlock as his side played out a drab goalless Sky Bet Championship contest with Wigan at the DW.

Wigan 0, Stoke City 0: Match report as visitors have better of scoreless draw How we would have loved to see history romantically repeated here at Wigan. Almost precisely 19 years ago the death of Sir Stanley Matthews was followed a few days later by Stoke winning their very next fixture 2-1… at Wigan.

Stoke City fans deliver their verdict on a tame first half at the DW Stadium A pretty tame affair so far at the DW Stadium, where Stoke ran their luck early on before gradually taking control of the game against Wigan. Fans from both sides paid tribute to the great Gordon Banks before the game, but little else on the pitch lived up to the great man's reputation from there on in.

Loan dilemma for Stoke City, ex-Celtic ace close to move, Villa man targets return, former Leeds boss targeted The latest Championship transfer news and rumours.

Gordon Banks was on the cusp of a knighthood before his death "Sadly, from what we are told, such honours are never awarded posthumously." Banks, who passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a long battle against cancer, won worldwide fame as a goalkeeper and then widespread admiration as a fund-raiser for the likes of the Alzheimer's Society and the children's ward of his local hospital.

Here's one league table where Stoke City are closing in on the top six Villa have both the highest average attendance and highest overall attendance this season, with Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Sheffield United also featuring in the top six across both categories.

Fans launch campaign to have greats Gordon Banks and Sir Stanley Matthews honoured by Stoke City Stoke City fans have launched a petition calling for stands at the bet365 Stadium to be named after club greats Sir Stanley Matthews and Gordon Banks. World Cup-winner and Stoke icon Banks died yesterday aged 81 after a long battle with cancer. Sir Stan, the Hanley-born legend of the game, died in February 2000, aged 85.

To boo or not to boo… the dilemma facing unhappy Stoke City fans These next two away games have to be at least four to six points surely? Andy Clifford: Booing never helps, but after Stoke being rubbish for the best part of two years it's the only way fans can show their dissatisfaction at what they're watching.

Why are Stoke City fans paying high price to follow their team this season? A Football Supporters Federation spokesperson said: "The Championship is now one of the most expensive leagues in the world for away fans - with far too many clubs still charging more than £30, sometimes even above £40.

The story of Gordon Banks's testimonial match: world stars Eusebio and Bobby Charlton line up for Stoke City against Manchester United I consider him to be the finest keeper of his period, not only in England, but throughout the world." Eusebio, borrowed from Benfica for the evening, opened the scoring in the 25th minute when he played a one-two with Mike Pejic and thundered a shot past Alex Stepney.

Bristol City win again but West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City all drop points Some of Stoke City's Championship rivals were in action last night and strugglers Millwall and Bolton picked up points.

Stoke City and England's Gordon Banks was simply a class act But on the occasions I met Gordon what struck me was what a gentleman he was off the pitch. I can't claim to have known him as well as some, but when I was in his company I was always impressed by the fact he was so humble.

Martin Smith: Booing will stop when Stoke give their fans something to shout about Stoke City play at Wigan Athletic this evening hoping to hand Nathan Jones only his second victory since becoming manager.

Readers share their treasured memories of the great man Gordon Banks From looking back at his great save from Brazilian striker Pelé to entertaining youngsters at Alton Towers - StokeonTrentLive readers have shared their memories of the great Gordon Banks. Banks, originally from Sheffield, moved to the Potteries in 1967, settling in Madeley.

Stoke boss promises fans: It might not look pretty now, but it will "Yes, it might not look pretty now but it will. "When I look deeper at performances there were a lot of positives. I'm not trying to waffle or cover a poor performance. They did what I asked.

Wigan Athletic v Stoke City Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Wigan Athletic and Stoke City.

Mike Pejic thanks family for precious moments with Gordon Banks Mike Pejic laments passing of Stoke City hero Gordon Banks.

Stoke boss ready to keep Wigan Athletic guessing as he looks for a striker to put the roof on Whether James McClean, Benik Afobe, Saido Berahino or Mame Diouf get a starting shirt up front for Stoke City at Wigan tomorrow night, Jones is looking for more ruthlessness in the final third. But he is confident that his side have been getting things ready for that one big piece of the jigsaw.

Danny Fox missing with concussion as Wigan host Stoke The defender, who joined the Latics last month from Nottingham Forest, suffered a head injury against Rotherham on Saturday and lost consciousness, meaning he will not be available against until the game with Ipswich on February 23, to due concussion protocol.

Calm, alert and brave, Gordon Banks was the ideal goalkeeper for any age - Richard Williams For a while, as the 60s bled into the 70s, Gordon Banks, who has died at the age of 81, was accepted as the finest goalkeeper in the world.

Terry Conroy and Jimmy Greenhoff salute Gordon Banks Stoke City duo remember a unique goalkeeper and humble friend.

Football fans jailed after fight erupts at Stoke City's bet365 Stadium Two football fans have been jailed for their part in a fight which broke out during a match at Stoke City's bet365 Stadium. Francis and Frankie Brown had been part of the away contingent in the South Stand during the Potters' match against Blackburn Rovers on September 22, 2018.

Stoke keeper Jack Butland pays tribute to mentor Gordon Banks Jack Butland stood in front of the bronze statue of Gordon Banks that resides outside Stoke's ground and gave personal reflection on why his passing will strike such a large degree of emotion.

Port Vale to hold minute's applause in memory of Stoke City and England legend Gordon Banks Port Vale have confirmed they will hold a minute's applause in memory of Gordon Banks at this Saturday's home game with Morecambe. The Stoke City and England goalkeeping legend has died, aged 81, prompting tributes throughout the footballing world.

Stoke City boss: Gordon Banks wasn't just liked and respected by this club, he was loved Jones added: "We held a minute's silence as a club at the training ground and wanted to pay our respects. "Jack is closer to Gordon than most, one because Jack is a good guy and a good human being and obviously the goalkeeping link as well, with him being a Stoke City and England goalkeeper.

'Be brave if you lose or make a mistake' - advice Gordon Banks gave to eight-year-old would-be goalkeeper Lucas A previously unpublished interview transcript has revealed the heartfelt advice Gordon Banks offered to a young goalkeeper he had never met. The World Cup winner offered the words of wisdom "not just for football, but for life" during an interview with a journalist at the Leicester Mercury nearly 10 years ago.

'The touch from Ahmed is sensational' - Gayle praises Hegazi after Stoke City assist The 28-year-old benefitted from the Egyptian’s sublime delivery to score the goal that handed the Baggies maximum points at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City star visits Gordon Banks statue to pay respects to mentor and friend Jack Butland has laid flowers at the statue of Gordon Banks as he pays his respects to a mentor and a friend. The Stoke City and England keeper says it has been a privilege to get to know the best there has ever been for both club and country, who made it 'nigh-on impossible' to follow in his footsteps.

Touching advice Leicester City, Stoke City & England legend Gordon Banks gave aspiring eight-year-old goalkeeper Being a goalkeeper is not easy. But the more you play, the more you practice, the easier it gets. "The more you play, your eyes will get better at spotting the angles. You will begin to know where the ball will go. This is called anticipation - great goalies have good anticipation.

Pele pays emotional tribute to Gordon Banks, 'the blue phantom who made a save I still cannot believe' Brazil superstar says his memory of Stoke City legend is defined by subsequent friendship.

Pele makes touching tribute to Gordon Banks Pele has paid a touching tribute to his friend Gordon Banks after the World Cup winner died overnight. England's 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Banks has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced. The news was revealed in a statement from the Banks family on the club's official website, www.stokecityfc.com.

Stoke City players and staff hold minute's silence for Gordon Banks Stoke City's first team squad and staff have paid emotional tribute to the late Gordon Banks with a minute's silence before training on Tuesday morning.

Jack Butland pays tribute to friend and mentor Gordon Banks The 25-year-old has posted on Twitter: "A legend to all goalkeepers, an icon to our game, but most of all an incredibly humble and passionate gentleman. "It's been an honour to get to know such a great man over the last few years and spend time with his family.

Gordon Banks: England 0–1 Brazil, World Cup match report, 1970 - archive 7 June 1970 No one could fault Gordon Banks. He pushed away the swerving shots at which the Brazilians are so adept as England lose group match.

Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81.

Players, club staff and fans pay their respects to the great Gordon Banks World Cup winner Gordon Banks died earlier today after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Gordon Banks: World Cup winning goalkeeper dies aged 81 Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks, who won the World Cup in 1966, has died aged 81.

Jackie Marsh close to tears as he remembers father figure Gordon Banks Stoke City legend Gordon Banks inspired whole teams says Jackie.

Gordon Banks obituary Supremely agile World Cup-winning England goalkeeper responsible for ‘the greatest save ever made’.

England 1966 World Cup winner Gordon Banks dies aged 81 Banks passed away with family at his side after his health deteriorated significantly in recent weeks and he leaves behind wife Ursula and their three children Julia, Robert and Wendy.

The story behind one of the most iconic Stoke City photographs: Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton diving for the same ball Stoke City played their first recorded match 150 years ago last October so we took the opportunity to look back at some of the most iconic photographs taken of the club over the years.

Peter Shilton explains how Gordon Banks made THAT save against Pele "It's not very often you're remembered for saves as a goalkeeper but obviously Gordon was on that one and it will be remembered forever." Shilton was Banks's deputy and replacement at Leicester, battled with him to be England number one and eventually followed in his footsteps at Stoke City.

A sad day for Stoke City and for football says chairman Peter Coates "This is a very sad day for football and a very sad day for Stoke City Football Club," he said. "I will remember a lovely man and a truly remarkable goalkeeper. "He will go down as one of the greatest and his fame is spread far and wide. "He made his name here at Stoke City after already winning the World Cup with England.

Gordon Banks obituary: Save to deny Pele at Mexico World Cup became Banksy's defining moment His status as an all-time great may have been sealed at the 1966 World Cup, but it was the save Gordon Banks produced to deny Pele four years later which became his defining moment on the international stage.

Stoke City Tickets On General Sale Tickets have now gone on General Sale for the visit of Stoke City on Wednesday 13th March. Frank Lampard's side host Nathan Jones' men and in what is set to be an exciting fixture. Tickets are on sale from the following prices :. Adults: £23Senior Citizens : £16.50Under-18s: £132-12: £7.

'Gentleman and hero' - Tributes paid to Stoke City and England legend Gordon Banks The football world has expressed its sorrow at the news of Gordon Banks' death - and admiration for the life of the Stoke City and England legend. The World Cup winning goalkeeper has died aged 81, the news of which has prompted an outpouring of emotion on social media.

Bill Shankly and the Kop's brilliant tribute when Gordon Banks had to hang up his gloves in his prime Stoke City and England legend was still the best in business when his career was cut short.

Alan Hudson stunned by death of the great Gordon Banks Stoke City legend Gordon Banks made star feel at home from day one.

Rip - Gordon Banks Former England and Stoke City goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81 after a long cancer related illness. Part of Stoke's 1972 League Cup winners team, he continued to appear at Stoke matches and although I was too young to see him play, I have seen him many times at Stoke games.

Denis Smith left devastated by death of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks was a friend and legend says Stoke City hero.

Tributes flood in as England mourns World Cup hero Gordon Banks England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81, his former club Stoke have announced. The news was revealed in a statement from the Banks family on the club's official website. It said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.

Gordon Banks: England World Cup winner and Stoke City, Chesterfield and Leicester City goalkeeper dead at 81 England World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81.

Stoke and Leicester City legend Gordon Banks dies Read the latest Central stories, Stoke and Leicester City legend Gordon Banks dies on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Central news.

England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies aged 81 England's legendary World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at the age of 81.

Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81 Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81.

Who was Gordon Banks? Everything you need to know about the great goalkeeper Manager Sir Alf Ramsey famously told his players they had won the trophy once, now they had to win it again, and Banks and Co did just that with Geoff Hurst marauding clear to smash home the final goal for a 4-2 win as some people were on the pitch thinking it was all over.

Gordon Banks dies at 81: His life's landmarks in his own words Stoke City and England legend loses cancer battle.

Gordon Banks Tribute: A giant in the pantheon of goalkeeping greats And in 1972, a little closer to home, he was a kingpin of the Stoke City side that scraped through no fewer than 11 League Cup ties - including four in the semi-final against West Ham thanks to his magnificent penalty save - before defeating Chelsea in the final to lift the first trophy in the club's 109-year history.

Stoke City and England hero Gordon Banks OBE dies aged 81 World Cup-winning goalkeeper was a national treasure who made his home in the Potteries and was a charity champion.

'Brilliant,' 'Will be a great signing' - This Stoke City man has failed to deliver since big-money move Stoke City have seriously struggled on their return to the Championship, with the Potters already planning for next season. They began the season as favourites for the title under Gary Rowett but he was sacked mid-season with Nathan Jones coming in. However, results haven't improved under the former Luton boss.

Hospitality For Sheffield Wednesday And Stoke City Still Available You can enjoy the luxurious surroundings of Pride Park Stadium's hospitality for Derby County's upcoming home games against Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City in March. The Rams will first take on Steve Bruce's Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 9th March, 3pm kick off, and hospitality can be purchased by clicking here.

Knockout show sees Stoke City under-23s progress into uncharted territory As it was, 4-1 was enough for Stoke to reach the knockout stages of the Premier League Cup for the first time. They now go to Sunderland on Monday, February 25, for the game which will determine who wins their four-team group. Stoke City: Gyollai, Wara, Tymon, Sorensen, Collins, Forrester, Verlinden, Dunwoody, Kyeremateng, Shenton, Jarvis.

Charlie Adam on radar of Stoke City boss The 33 year-old playmaker - whose club debut coincidentally came at Wigan in September 2012 - was looking surplus to requirements at the turn of the year, but having re-ignited his fortunes under Jones he could now have one eye on the possibility of another new deal when his current contract expires in the summer.

Super-computer predicts Championship table - and it's not great news for Stoke City It appears Leeds and Norwich will be going into the Premier League with Derby County missing the play-offs.

Lou Macari: I'm lost for words at Stoke City's freefall Here was a bundle of energy, on and off the pitch, everything you wanted in a midfield player because he could run forwards, backwards, sideways to support his team-mates and he always knew where the goal was.

Didcot Town 2-0 Yaxley A good home win for Didcot which keeps them in the play-off positions - currently 4th with 46pts. Early goals in both halves - John Dennis after 4 minutes and an own goal in the 47th minute - sealed the win. Decent attendance at 167.

Ipswich lose top scorer for Stoke City clash but transfer target Knudsen ready to face Potters Freddie Sears has knee ligament damage but Stoke target Jonas Knudsen is back in Ipswich fold after month out.

West Brom's Ahmed Hegazi earns plaudits for 'exceptional' performance against Stoke City The Egyptian defender was involved in the only goal of the encounter and also helped the visitors keep a clean sheet at the bet365 Stadium.

FA Cup: Fourth Round Recap Stoke City 1-2 Aston Villa. Aston Villa came from behind to beat Stoke City 2-1 and book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Community Drive. Former Birmingham City striker Hannah Keryakoplis opened the scoring for the Potters, after just six minutes, with a swerving effort that outfoxed goalkeeper Sian Rogers.

The 2018/19 stats that highlight the failings of Stoke City's passing game So with Stoke City two-thirds of the way through their first Championship campaign in a decade, how are they faring in the numbers game? The Potters have found their reintroduction to second tier football much tougher than expected. And after the arrival of two managers and a host of new players, they are still struggling to compete.

1971: Geoffrey and Gordon ONE OF the privileges of being born in the late 1950s was that your formative years, from a footballing perspective, were the late 1960s and early 1970s. This was a great time for English football as the nation basked in the glow of World Cup 1966.

Stoke City Comment: Which of these three explains manager's positive assessment? Stoke City boss had fans scratching their heads with comments after West Brom defeat.

Here's what new recruit Sam Vokes is saying about Stoke City after his losing start as a Potter Wales striker Sam Vokes joined Stoke City from Premier League Burnley on the last day of the January transfer window.

How many of this Stoke City team will still be around next season? Perhaps what we are seeing is just what these players are - a collection of rag tag and bobtail journeyman pros who belong in the lower half of the Championship.

A neutral would say Stoke City were better than West Brom, says Danny Batth Defender keen to take positives from frustrating result.

No-one is hurting more than me but I can see light at the end of the tunnel - Stoke City boss Stoke City manager explains why he's relatively upbeat after West Brom defeat.

TV viewing figures revealed for Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion The television audience peaked at 361,000 as Stoke City lost a tight Championship game to rivals West Bromwich Albion on Saturday evening. Stoke were beaten 1-0 at the bet365 Stadium courtesy of Dwight Gayle's first half header, leaving Nathan Jones's side stuck in the bottom half of the table and Darren Moore still dreaming of promotion.

Stoke City 0 West Brom 1: Final word on a game that leaves boss beckoning the faithful to follow his lead Stoke City beaten again - and again by West Bromwich Albion.

5 Stoke City kits ranked from worst to best in the last 10 years Stoke City have had the most memorable decade of their history, spending the majority in the Premier League. The club entered the league under the tutelage of Tony Pulis, and he formed a very memorable team that included many not established yet effective players.

Sightings of rare deep-sea oarfish around Japan stoke fears of impending quake MORE than a dozen sightings of giant sea serpents in waters around Japan have sparked fears that an earthquake could strike the country soon. Spotting the rare deep-sea oarfish species is a signal for an impending quake, according to Japanese folklore.

Former Stoke City hard man Mick Kennedy dies at 57 The long throw expert stayed for two seasons, including a resurgent first under Lou Macari which saw the team narrowly miss out on promotion but win the Autoglass Trophy at Wembley. He went on to play for Chesterfield and Wigan. He was born in Salford but settled in Ennistymon, County Clare, after hanging up his boots.

Merseyside rivals linked with poaching trips to Leeds United for manager and winger Red tops claim Everton fancy Marcelo Bielsa and Liverpool want Jack Clarke.

James McClean on Stoke City: Together we must take responsibility Saido Berahino reminded him of his new role when the Republic of Ireland star had posted another photo on social media yesterday. "Lad you a striker now. Stop hugging the touchline," he wrote. Cheeky McClean suggested he must have been chasing a Berahino pass.

Football League kept offices open 15 minutes late to allow Stoke City to make record signing In fact, the Football League kept their offices open 15 minutes later than normal in order to allow officials time to arrive with the forms. The 27-year-old passed a fitness test then helped seal a rare win at Roker Park - one of just eight in 61 visits to that old ground - with one of the best goals in the Potters' long history.

'Next season could be good for Stoke City - but this one's been a write off for quite a while' As for this season…it's been a write off for quite a while now. James Knowles, Fenton. Another massively disappointing weekend, another game where the opposition goalkeeper was barely tested. West Brom didn't impress me, but neither did they have to do much to win either.

Paul Lambert sent off in Norwich-Ipswich Town derby after fracas on sidelines Lambert was shown a red card by referee Peter Bankes after becoming involved in a set-to with Norwich goalkeeping coach Ed Wooten following a poor challenge by Jon Nolan on Max Aarons in front of the Carrow Road dug-outs.

Latest Championship promotion odds: Money comes in for Norwich City, West Brom and Derby County Norwich 2/5 Leeds 2/5 Sheffield United 5/6 West Brom 3/2 Middlesbrough 3/1 Derby 4/1 Bristol City 6/1 Aston Villa 16/1 Birmingham 22/1 Swansea 33/1 Nottingham Forest 33/1 Hull City 40/1 Blackburn Rovers 100/1 QPR 150/1 Stoke City 150/1. Odds to win the title.

PSG injury crisis could earn Maxim Choupo-Moting a Champions League start against Manchester United in Thomas Tuchel 'Plan D' Paris Saint Germain are tipped to turn to Maxim Choupo-Moting to lead the line against Manchester United in the Champions League. The French champions are missing Neymar and Edinson Cavani limped out of a 1-0 victory over Bordeaux yesterday with a thigh injury.

What future for Benik Afobe at Stoke City, the left-back saga and a rare consensus What future for Benik Afobe? A penny for the thoughts of Benik Afobe, who has now been overlooked in favour of Sam Vokes, McClean, Saido Berahino, Tom Ince and Ryan Shawcross.

Stoke City loan watch: Imbula injured, Pieters debut, Wimmer impresses, Waddington scores, Souttar stars in another clean sheet A round-up of the nine senior Stoke City players currently out on loan.

'Gareth Barry should get an Oscar!' Pundits' view on three key incidents in Stoke v West Brom He's done really well to hide that because it was a clear, stone wall penalty for Stoke. "It's amazing that no one appealed because that was a clear penalty." Stephen Warnock: "Nathan Jones is right to be aggrieved.

West Brom boss's encouraging verdict on Stoke City: They're up another level from when they beat Leeds and will carry on improving West Brom manager Darren Moore was full of plaudits for his own side - because he believes Nathan Jones has taken Stoke City 'up another level' over the last three weeks. Albion beat Stoke 1-0 yesterday evening to complete a league double and bolster their promotion credentials.

We've rated the Potters who were beaten by West Brom at the bet365 Stadium Stoke City lost 1-0 to a first-half Dwight Gayle goal as West Brom claimed an 88-year first at the bet365 Stadium.

'We'll be with you…' - Stokies join in minute's applause to remember club's number one fan Rob, 28, who died after collapsing at gym Stoke City fans joined in a minute's applause to remember a 28-year-old fan who died after collapsing at the gym. Fitness fanatic Rob Adams, of Madeley, lost his fight for life in hospital after falling suddenly ill during a spin class at Keele Sport Centre earlier this week.

Stoke boss Jones proud of performance despite West Brom defeat Stoke boss Nathan Jones felt his side's 1-0 defeat to West Brom at the bet365 Stadium was the Potters' best performance since his appointment.

What the pundits are saying about Stoke's diamond formation and the manager's 'best yet' claim Stoke old boy Danny Higginbothan was amongst the pundits commenting on Stoke's defeat by West Brom.

Stoke City 0, West Brom 1: Nathan Jones praises best performance since he took over And he emphasised that despite the positives, he was still hurting at the result. "I'm suffering. I won't sleep tonight and I will watch the game to back up what I'm saying. "The second half I thought we were in control. We played a bold shape and a bold system.

What Stoke City fans are saying about yet another defeat and manager Nathan Jones A first-half Dwight Gayle goal was enough to give West Brom victory at Stoke City in front of the Sky cameras.

Dwight Gayle header earns West Brom victory at Stoke Dwight Gayle secured West Brom a vital 1-0 win at Stoke to move them fourth in the Sky Bet Championship and firmly in the promotion picture.

Result: Dwight Gayle header earns West Brom victory at Stoke Searching for a route back into the game after the break, the hosts' frustrations grew when former West Brom winger James McClean saw an attempt charged down before Joe Allen fizzed a low cross into the box from the right that just evaded his Wales international team-mate Sam Vokes.

Stoke City 0, West Brom 1: 90-second verdict on yet another frustrating defeat Stoke City 0, West Brom 1. Gayle. What a painful conclusion to a frustrating evening to hear the Albion fans once again lauding it - at the end of a fixture which once brought them so much pain and Stoke so much joy. A close game was decided by a well-worked, but poorly defended, free-kick and there were few chances at either end thereafter.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Derby close in on playoff places CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND-UP: Derby have maintained their push for promotion after they overcame Hull while Bristol City continued their winning streak in the league.

Fans left frustrated at half-time as Stoke City show little sign of throwing off old ills Dwight Gayle scores 25th minute goal to hand West Brom half-time lead at the bet365 Stadium.

Championship Archive of live commentary from the Sky Bet Championship match Stoke vs W Brom. Read the play by play.

Stoke City 0 West Brom 1 - As it happened Expressandstar.com brings you live coverage of West Brom's clash with Stoke in the Championship.

Is Stoke v West Brom on TV? Channel details, kick-off time, team news and match odds All you need to know about this afternoon's televised EFL clash between Stoke City and West Brom at the bet365 Stadium.

Championship transfer news: Manchester United and Arsenal checking out one-time Stoke City target Norwich City, Leeds United, Swansea and Derby County all feature in latest transfer rumours from around Championship.

MATCH REPORT - City U18s 1-2 Stoke U18s Find out how Manchester City Under-18s fared as they hosted Stoke City in the U18 Premier League…

All 24 club crests in the Championship have been ranked so where did Stoke City's come? And Sheffield Wednesday are third after ditching their well-known Owl line drawing and replacing it with a design from 1956. Swansea City. Nottingham Forest. Sheffield Wednesday. Aston Villa. Brentford. Middlesbrough. Millwall. Ipswich. Norwich. 10. Rotherham.

Peter Crouch opens up on his special friends at Stoke City and the 'bizarre' find as he emptied his locker ahead of Burnley move Peter Crouch made a deadline day move to Premier League Burnley after seven-and-a-half years at Stoke City.

Stoke City fans ticked off by FA Cup prices, criticism of manager Nathan Jones and 'rotten' academy Stoke City fans have been warming up for today's big match against old foes West Brom by predicting the score.

Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion: Who to boo, who to buy and prediction Stoke City's proud record against West Bromwich Albion now a thing of the past.

'He was married to Stoke City' - Grieving sister pays tribute to Adam, 28, who died after collapsing at sport centre Rob Adams was told by doctors he could no longer run marathons - so he ran halves instead.

Stoke City fan AVOIDS football ban after throwing bottle at rival supporters Stoke City fan Jacob Williams-Powell has avoided a football banning order - despite throwing a bottle at rival fans during a home game.

Mickey Thomas reveals he has cancer Stoke City favourite Mickey Thomas has tonight revealed that he is battling stomach cancer. The 64 year-old Welshman admits he has a long haul ahead after recently being diagnosed and says he has been through an horrific time. "I've got a serious problem," Thomas told Wales Online.

I'm not writing off this season insists Stoke City boss * THE makers of the film Macari's Red and White Army, which celebrates Stoke's 1992/93 title-winning campaign, are appealing for help in launching their product on DVD to buy. They say they need to pre-sell 400 copies to raise the finance necessary to pay for the licence for all the archive footage.

What is that squiggle next to players' names on shirts in the EFL? "Some good work is already underway by the Professional Footballers Association and League Managers Association to address mental health and this partnership will be a significant opportunity to broaden out that mental health support and raise awareness to wider club staff and supporters.

Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion: Reporter warns of Gayle force wind blowing in this weekend West Brom have the artillery to further dent Stoke City's season.

Why Stoke City fans are paying a high price to follow their club this season More than one in every six of Stoke City's away league games this season would break the Premier League's £30 away ticket price cap. On Thursday, top flight clubs announced that they had unanimously agreed to continue the £30 cap on away ticket prices for the next three years.

Stoke Continuing to Pay 'Most' of Erik Pieters' Wages Despite January Loan Switch to Amiens Reports from France have revealed that the majority of ​Eric Pieters' wages are still being paid by Stoke City, despite the defender leaving the club to join Amiens on loan in the January transfer window.

Mike Pejic: What went on with Gary Rowett towards his end at Stoke City? Stoke City is now a long-term goal under Nathan Jones.

Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

Stoke City boss comments on club captaincy after handing armband to new signing Danny Batth January recruit Danny Batth was handed the armband on debut for last week's 2-0 defeat at Hull City when Shawcross was left on the bench. But the Stoke boss was at pains to point out today there is no conspiracy over the future leadership of his team and urged fans not to read too much into his decision.

Stoke City's spot of bother is crazy but I'm not sure about practicing pens says boss Nathan Jones admits Stoke City's penalty record is crazy - and he's not just talking about the ones they've missed. The Stoke boss says his players have been practicing their technique from 12 yards, but he isn't sure of the value because penalty taking is a mind game.