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Stoke fans pick out FIVE reasons why club's in relegation fight - and SIX reasons for hope Sue Ikens: Not sacking Hughes last May. Carol and Jason Snape: Not sacking Hughes last season. Joanne Billington: Not sacking Hughes sooner. Robin Wiles: There was insufficient scrutiny of proposed signings before signing them.

Stoke City Extra Time on Tyrese Campbell's task this week Can Tyrese Campbell possibly make it on to the bench for Stoke at Leicester on Saturday? That was already a viable question before the weekend, but now his hat-trick against Fulham under-23s at the bet365 on Saturday has lit the question in even brighter lights.

Stoke City footballer Saido's fiancee calls of wedding after he cheats on her with model US model Chelsea Lovelace: Stoke City striker Saido Berahino's fiancée Stephania Christoforou, 26, has called off their wedding after learning that he brought a home party girl recently.

Tyrese Campbell eager for first team challenge at Stoke after brilliant u23s hat-trick Tyrese Campbell is happy to try to live up to the hype as a hat-trick for Stoke City under-23s lifts him in real contention for promotion to the first team squad. The 18-year-old was in outstanding form at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, also setting up a goal for Ollie Shenton in a 4-1 win over Fulham in front of an appreciative crowd.

Berahino's fiancee 'traps his lover at his home on Valentine's Day' Pictures have emerged of Stephania Christoforou, 26, shouting after Berahino smuggled glamour model Chelsea Lovelace, 28, into his home.

Simon Lowe: Can we really expect current Stoke City squad to fight for the club like our 70s local heroes? It's hardly the relaxation any of us who have Stoke City in our hearts would have indulged in if we were in the well-paid boots of our so-called heroes in this dicey league survival scenario, is it? Extra training sessions, conditioning and double gym sessions would be on the menu for all of us in the stands, I'm sure.

I inspired Stoke City legend's greatest-ever save, not Pele, says Geoff Hurst Sir Geoff Hurst loves having a laugh at the expense of `Sir' Gordon Banks over the great goalkeeper's greatest-ever save. The former Stoke and England team-mates regularly star together on the after-dinner circuit and Banksy's save to defy Pele at the 1970 World Cup often crops up.

Badou Ndiaye on his long journey to the Premier League and why he's not happy just to arrive And now I'm in the Premier League I'm very happy. It was a long way to get here and there is a still a long way to go. I'm very happy but I know the hard work never stops."

Tyrese Campbell stakes first team claim with brilliant hat-trick as Stoke u23s beat Fulham 4-1 So too, must be first team coaches as the 18-year-old produced a brilliant all-round performance to inspire a 4-1 win for the under-23s against Fulham at the bet365 Stadium. He scored a second half hat-trick having already set up the opener for Ollie Shenton, showing the kind of pressing that Paul Lambert demands of his forwards.

Relegation battle a three-pronged sword for ex Stoke City striker Sir Geoff Hurst Sir Geoff, still the only guy to score a World Cup final hat-trick, likes what he sees where Butland is concerned, but still defers his verdict to an old friend who would know more than him on goalkeeping. "I think he's pretty close because Joe Hart isn't playing at the moment, so it looks like an opportunity for Butland," says Hurst.

Five questions for Stoke fans with 11 games to go to save Premier League status We've lost some of our best and most influential players for a variety of reasons in the past few years - players like Asmir Begovic, Steven Nzonzi, Marko Arnautovic, Glenn Whelan and Jon Walters - and the replacements haven't been up to the required standard.

What happened next? Davide Xausa's journey from Stoke debut to Dragon's Den It has gone down in legend that many fans hadn't even realised Xausa existed until his name was read out on the teamsheet at Gigg Lane. Lightbourne had just joined from Coventry for £500,000 and told the Sentinel: "I am in good shape.

Stoke new boy Badou Ndiaye ready to face up to challenge - and try to emulate Abdoulaye Faye He convinced me to come here and I hope that all together with the team we share great things." Ndiaye, however, admits it was the biggest decision of his career to leave Galatasaray, where a successful half-season stay on the pitch had also involved complications off the pitch.

Stoke City have toughest fixtures - it's official The net result, see below, is that West Brom have the easiest games, but also have most league points to make up, while Stoke, Brighton and West Ham have the most difficult. 25: West Brom. 22: Bournemouth / Southampton. 21: Swansea City/Watford. 20: C Palace / Huddersfield.

Stoke City contaminated by the me, me, me culture "This `me, me, me' attitude among some Stoke players has got to go if we are to stay up. Attitude and performance is everything over these last 11 games and I didn't like what happened against Brighton last Saturday.

Charlie Adam gets Crouchy vote for next Stoke City penalty Crouch, in his weekly column for The Mail, says: "There was plenty of drama at the end of our game with Brighton last weekend when Charlie Adam and Jese Rodriguez squabbled over who should take a last-minute penalty.

Peter Crouch column: I loved being part of card schools PETER CROUCH: What's wrong with a game of cards amongst footballers? If you have read the extracts from Kieron Dyer's book this week, I'd say your instant answer would be 'plenty'.

Tyrese Campbell promoted to train with Stoke City first team Stoke City youngster Tyrese Campbell has been promoted to train with the first team after impressing Paul Lambert whilst playing for the under-23s. The 18-year-old striker has scored nine goals in 14 appearances during the under-23s Premier League 2 campaign.

How Stoke keeper dislocated shoulder, played on wing and scored winner - in his own words The Potters, in the midst of a top flight relegation battle, were beating Aston Villa 2-1 when goalkeeper Dennis Herod dislocated his shoulder rushing to the feet of Tommy Thompson. In the time before substitutes, he handed his jersey to Sammy Smyth - and took Smyth's number 10 top and place on the wing.

Another Blow For Ireland Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has confirmed that midfielder Stephen Ireland is again on the sidelines having picked up another injury.

Confidence is High - Age Is Just A Number Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has said that confidence remains high in the group despite the Brighton result and he's also said age is just a number when it comes to giving Academy graduates a shot when he thinks they deserve it.

I thought we'd lose by a Premier League record - ex Stoke City number two Stoke City's management team feared being on the wrong end of a Premier League record when the goals were popping in against them at Manchester City. Former assistant boss Mark Bowen has revealed he turned to manager Mark Hughes on the touchline and expressed his fears during the 7-2 hammering at The Etihad in October.

Premier League Gossip: Liverpool looking beyond Stoke City number one? Finally, The Times reports that because of the Bundesliga's decision to extend the use of video assistant referees next season the Premier League will be under pressure to implement VAR at its matches.

Stephen Ireland absence explained as midfielder struck down by injury Stephen Ireland is hoping to return to training imminently following a calf injury as Paul Lambert explains the midfielder's absence. Ireland timed his first start following a near two-year absence on the day Lambert was appointed manager, taking his place in the stands to watch Stoke City lose 3-0 at Manchester United.

Tyrese Campbell promoted to train with Stoke first team - with advice from boss Tyrese Campbell has been promoted to train with Stoke City's first team this week after being taken aside for advice and encouragement from Paul Lambert.

Bouncing back from Premier League relegation - and how Stoke City can avoid it This week, the Sentinel ran a league predictor which let fans see what might be in store for Stoke City at the end of the season. It certainly produced more than a few gloomy results. However, the Potters are only two points short of safety at the moment and relegation is far from a foregone conclusion.

Jack Butland hits out at Stoke exit rumours amid links to Arsenal and Liverpool Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied speculation that he has told the club he plans on leaving in the summer due to reported interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

It Happened We'll Move On - Lambert Manager Paul Lambert has restated that there's no blame culture at Stoke City and everyone has moved on from Charlie Adams penalty miss against Brighton. As we all know, we were awarded the late penalty in the game with Adam and Jese both eager to take the shot.

The ultimate Stoke City warrior? Mike Pejic recalls day he played FIFTEEN minutes with broken leg! Let's get that right: it was the day he broke his leg when Stoke were 2-0 down then hobbled back on for the last 15 minutes to help secure a 2-2 draw against Wolves to climb to the top of the table, putting in a tackle and a cross with his crocked peg even if he did concede an occasional grimace of pain.

Stoke City picture round: Can you name these 15 players from the Premier League era? It is the most watched division in the world, but how many of these players from Stoke City's Premier League era can you name now? We have pulled out 15 Potters from the last 10 years who have all featured in the league and put up their pictures below.

George Cooper inspires Crewe Alexandra to victory over Stoke City in their final pre-season friendly Crewe Alex 3 Stoke City XI 1. CREWE Alexandra were victorious over Premier League opposition on Saturday when they saw off a Stoke City XI at Gresty Road. All of The Alex's goals came in the first half, with George Cooper opening the scoring with an unstoppable 20-yard effort.

Swansea City, Stoke City and Crystal Palace goalkeepers are the busiest in the Premier League Crystal Palace are third on the list of Premier League clubs for the number of saves made by their goalkeepers so far this season.

Butland Interest Doesn't Surprise Lambert With Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland taking to social media the other day to rubbish reports that he had already told the club he wanted to move on next summer, manager Paul Lambert has said he's not surprised by the speculation as clubs will be looking at Butland given his development in recent years.

Forget penalty drama, Jesé has key role to play for Stoke City - Paul Lambert Paul Lambert is drawing a line under last weekend's penalty farce to insist Jesé still has a key role to play for Stoke City this season. Jesé made a lively contribution to the closing stages of Stoke's draw with Brighton - but the main talking point from his cameo was his reaction to a last minute penalty that he won.

Butland Not Seeking A Stoke Exit Goalkeeper Jack Butland took to social media this week to deny rumours that he had told Stoke City that he wanted to move on this summer.

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert: 'Jack Butland not affected by transfer rumours' Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has claimed that goalkeeper Jack Butland will not allow rumours surrounding his future affect his performances on the pitch. Liverpool and Arsenal have been touted as potential suitors for the 24-year-old, who recently denied reports that he had submitted a transfer request.

The inside story behind remarkable scenes when 6,000 Stoke fans took it upon themselves to stop transfer More than 3,000 fans crammed into the King's Hall in Stoke for a protest meeting to demand the club resolve their differences with the superstar winger, who had submitted a transfer request. Another 3,000 were locked outside.

Stoke star will not be distracted by Liverpool and Arsenal gossip, insists boss Paul Lambert has no doubts about Jack Butland being unaffected by speculation about his future - and probably no doubts this week's gossip won't be the last. Butland has had a couple of big mentions in the red tops over the last few days. The Sun on Sunday claimed he was going to be subject of a £40m summer bid from Liverpool.

Stoke City must deal better with pressure to survive, says Robbie Earle There were parts of Stoke City's performance against Brighton that made me think they can stay in the Premier League….and parts where I thought this could be goodbye. The hopeful signs were the way Stoke played for spells of the game in the second half when I thought they looked a class above Brighton.

Liverpool news: Reds target Butland has not told Stoke he wants to leave Jack Butland has come out to deny rumours that he has told Stoke City he wants to leave the club on his social media account after the keeper was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer.

Premier League relegation battle predictor: Will Stoke City stay up? There is only one big question in town at the moment: will Stoke City stay in the Premier League? The Potters are celebrating their 10th anniversary of life back in the top flight but never in that time has their status be in such peril. There are 11 games remaining and Paul Lambert is tasked with hauling his side out of the bottom three.

Stoke City News: Bauer issues rallying cry; Coates denies complacency Stoke City defender Moritz Bauer has made a rallying cry to teammates. The Austrian international, an impressive presence during his five games at right back, says now is not the time for players to feel sorry for themselves.

Premier League gossip: Tottenham striker Harry Kane a top target for European giants Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is at the centre of some big-spending Premier League transfer gossip today. Sports Illustrated reports that the Spurs frontman is one of the players being looked at by Spanish giants Real Madrid as part of a £534m spending spree in the summer.

Liverpool target Jack Butland denies asking to leave Stoke City Stoke City's Jack Butland has refuted speculation over his future. Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has taken to Twitter this evening in order to reiterate his commitment to the club amid speculation over his future.

We can't show weakness says Stoke City new boy after stepping into relegation fight January newcomer Moritz Bauer says there will be no head dropping in the Stoke dressing room as the players brace themselves for the final 11 games of their relegation battle. Bauer believes there is enough time for Stoke to turn their form after entering the current two-week break second from bottom following a sequence of just one win in eight.

Port Vale expect to keep Stevenage game on a Saturday, despite Stoke City clash Port Vale expect to keep next month's home game with Stevenage on a Saturday - even though Stoke City host Everton on the same day. The Valiants have had to move to a Friday or Sunday in recent years when they have been given a Vale Park game on the same date Stoke City are at the Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City star Jack Butland assures fans he has not asked to leave the Premier League strugglers England goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied he wants to leave Premier League strugglers Stoke City. The 24-year-old assured Potters fans' on Twitter he had not asked for a transfer, promising to fight to secure the club's top-flight future.

Butland vows he is focused on Stoke amid claims he wants to leave 'Before this spreads any further, I haven't told the club I want to leave, I'm focused on doing everything I can to keep the club in this division!' Butland posted on Tuesday.

Premier League Makes £4.464billion - 2 Packages Left It has been confirmed this evening that the Premier League have earned £4.464billion with five television packages now sold. There were a number of television packages on sale for 2019-2022 and Sky Sports have resecured four of those - 128 live games - with BT Sport picking up a different option entitling them to 32 live games.

Goalkeeper Jack Butland denies he asked for Stoke exit England goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied he has asked to leave Premier League strugglers Stoke. The 24-year-old took to Twitter to deny rumours he had asked for a transfer, vowing to fight to secure the club's top-flight future.

40m Arsenal, Liverpool target Butland speaks about his future England goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied he has asked to leave Premier League strugglers Stoke. The Sun on Sunday claimed Butland was a £40million target for Liverpool and Arsenal over the weekend, but the keeper has moved to nip the speculation in the bud.

It's a nonsense to say we have been complacent says Stoke City chairman Stoke are second from bottom with 11 games go after one win in eight, but he insisted complacency among the club's hierarchy was impossible in the hugely competitive Premier League. Speaking on BBC Radio Stoke this evening, he answered accusations of being complacent after nearly a decade in the top flight by firmly stating: "It's nonsense.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland denies lodging transfer request Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied reports that he has submitted a transfer request. The England international has been strongly linked with a move away from the club, with Liverpool touted as the most likely destination, but Butland has now insisted that the Potters' relegation battle is his sole focus.

Jack Butland rubbishes reports suggesting he asked to leave Stoke Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has denied reports that he has asked his club for a summer move amidst interest from Liverpool. Reports had suggested that the player had asked his current club for a move, despite them currently lying in 19th place in the Premier League.

Jack Butland denies he has told Stoke City he wants to leave the club in the summer Butland joined the Potters from Birmingham City in January 2013 for a fee of around £3.5m. While he has never disguised his ambition to play at the highest level, he has always insisted he would only leave Stoke to play Champions League football.

We Have To Remain Upbeat England goalkeeper Jack Butland has said that Stoke City must remain unbeat despite our position in the table this season.

West Brom, Stoke City and Southampton to be relegated? Who will survive in the Premier League and who will go down? But who will avoid the drop and who will go down? Predict the results between now and the end of the season, using our gadget below, to find out how you think the final table will look.

Stoke City injury record cannot be an excuse according to these figures Statistics just released for the first half of the season show Stoke have got off relatively lightly on the injury front when compared to their Premier League rivals. The figures, which could be viewed as a tribute to the club's medical team, show that Stoke suffered 17 different injuries, the seventh lowest in the division.

We are giving ourselves a chance by working harder now admits Stoke City keeper Jack Butland says Stoke's greater work-rate under Paul Lambert will give them a better chance of proving the doubters wrong and avoiding the drop. Butland, brushing aside renewed speculation over his own future, which can only intensify if Stoke are relegated, insists he remains committed to the cause between now and the end of the season.

Premier League clubs paid out £134m to injured players Premier League clubs paid out a staggering £134.2million to injured players during the first half of the season - with Manchester United the hardest hit.

Former Stoke City man sacked by West Brom over club's relegation woes These changes follow Albion's poor results this season which currently sees the club at the bottom of the Premier League." Jenkins, who was chief executive at the Hawthorns for 14 years before Goodman took over, added: "There is much to do but for now the focus must solely be on the remaining games of this season." Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis...

Stoke City and the 10 decisions shoving them towards relegation Turning the clock back 12 months, here in chronological order are arguably the 10 worst decisions which have helped shove Stoke City towards the precipice. Ok, we are actually turning the clock back just over a year, but the consequences of this signing have been far reaching and continue to this day.

Martin Smith: It's time for Stoke City's players to become heroes or it's time for relegation It is time for our players and team to become heroes or it is time for relegation.

Stoke Beat Record Attendance Count Once Again Saturday's clash against Brighton in the Premier League saw Stoke City smash their record attendance figure for the fourth time this season. Playing out a one all draw with Chris Hughton's side, 29,876 supporters were in attendance for the game and it sets a new record for the club given the Stadium's 20 year history.

Roll Up Our Sleeves & Scrap For Points On loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has said the players are willing to roll up their sleeves and scrap for points in the remaining Premier League matches of the 2017/18 campaign.

Premier League Gossip: Top duo heading for Manchester United exit door John Terry is leading from the back as Aston Villa look set to return to the Premier League, but The Telegraph reports that the end of the season could be D-Day for the former England and Chelsea defender when he decides whether or not to retire.

Stoke council picks 58 firms for refurb framework The raft of partner contractors will work with Stoke-on-Trent City Council's new building subsidiary Unitas. It was established to take over the work of the joint venture partnership between the authority and Kier Stoke, which ended earlier this month.

Cheers to that! Narrowboat selling beer and cider hits the waterways ahead of every Stoke City home match The Barge-Inn Booze will be mooring on the Trent and Mersey Canal between the incinerator and the bridge to quench the thirst of football supporters ahead of every home match. Owner Wayne Sadler will be serving beers, ciders and soft drinks from a hatch on the side of the boat.

We've had 10 years in Premier League and we don't want it to end - Stoke City chairman "We've had 10 years in the Premier League and we want that to go on," he stated. "I think everybody realises that is a pretty significant achievement, but we are not about to throw the towel in on that now.

Winners: Arnautovic, Spurs, Newcastle - Losers: Lacazette, Stoke, Mourinho - Speaking of the French striker though, Saturday was his opportunity to outshine January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and really make an argument for himself to still be a regular in Arsenal's starting XI.

Stoke City Captain Ryan Shawcross Criticises 'Childish' Jese Rodriguez Following Penalty Incident Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross has branded teammate Jese Rodriguez's reaction towards not been given the chance to take the penalty he earned against ?Brighton as 'childish'.

Dermot Gallagher: 'Stoke City didn't deserve penalty versus Brighton' Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher has suggested that Stoke City were fortunate to be awarded a penalty against Brighton and Hove Albion. In added-on time, Dale Stephens was adjudged to have foul Jese Rodriguez inside of the penalty area, but Charlie Adam saw the resulting spot kick saved by goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

Kurt Zouma Insists Stoke City Are Ready to Fight for Survival After Dramatic Draw With Brighton Stoke City are ready to put up a fight and battle for every point as the Potters prepare the fight.

Stoke City v Man City: Ticket information Tickets will be available online at, by telephone on +44 161 444 1894 * and in-person at the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store at the Etihad Stadium for supporters that meet the following criteria. Should any tickets remain; further selling criteria will be announced on the website.

Lou Macari: Childish Stoke City star owed club big time after strop There was enough pressure on Charlie Adam to score such a crucial penalty at that stage of a six-pointer against Brighton, but Jese's actions just piled the pressure on further. As it was, the penalty was saved and Adam was actually fouled when trying to put the rebound away.

We are good enough to stay up - Stoke City chairman Chairman Peter Coates remains convinced that Stoke City's under-fire players remain good enough to avoid the drop. Stoke blew the chance to beat Brighton by missing a late penalty in Saturday's 1-1 draw that leaves them second bottom heading into a two-week break from league action.

Video: Egyptian footballer Sarah Essam wins goal of the month with Stoke City Ladies FC Egyptian female athletes continue to excel internationally. This time, it went beyond the realm of squash and swimming, two sports Egyptian women are known to excel at, to a less known sport for them: football.

Three Gruff Goats Meet Some Unexpected Visitors: A mashed-up fairytale by David Atkinson The book is loosely based on the Three Billy Goats Gruff, although David Atkinson adds in a few guest appearances from other well known fairy tales. There are a few good puns in the text and Fay Ford's illustrations enhance the overall book greatly. My nine year old son enjoyed it as much as I did and to be fair he is more the target audience!

Glory Hunter by Brian Darling Brian Darling is a glory hunter in that he was raised in Rugby and chose to support Stoke as they were going through a purple patch in the early 1970's when he started supporting Stoke.

Ryan Shawcross hits out at "childish" Stoke City teammates Ryan Shawcross has labelled his teammates "childish" following the penalty-kick spat that marred Stoke City's 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Stoke City Extra Time on the need for a win over a big-six club Failure to win bread-and-butter home games against Watford and now Brighton has left Stoke gaining just five points from those 12 very win-able points we were all counting on in their last four games. The pressure is on and Stoke may now have to emulate their relegation rivals in springing a major surprise.

Premier League Gossip: Ex Barcelona chief could have choice of big guns Newcastle's new keeper Martin Dubravka played his part in their win over Manchester United on his debut yesterday, but The Mirror says he would never have got to Tyneside last month if Rafa Benitez had had his way because he wanted Joe Hart from Manchester City via West Ham.

Commiserations For Adam Following Penalty Miss Stoke City manager has refused to lay the blame at the feet of Charlie Adam for his penalty miss in the draw with Brighton at the weekend. Welcoming Chris Hughton's side to the Bet365 Stadium at the weekend, Stoke fell behind in the first half but Xherdan Shaqiri had us back on level terms in the second half.

Lambert confident in Stoke survival chances Stoke City gaffer Paul Lambert remains positive regarding the Potters' chances of staying in the top-flight. Despite recording a record home crowd in three decades, the Potters could only draw 1-1 against Brighton last Saturday. The stalemate ensured Stoke remained in the relegation zone.

Brighton's Chris Hughton never saw Mathew Ryan play before signing him Chris Hughton, the Brighton manager, admits he’d never seen Mathew Ryan play live before spending a then club-record fee last summer to buy the Australian international goalkeeper.

We still believe in salvation insists Stoke City boss after Brighton let down "It might have been a game beforehand that we would have lost, but we are still well, well in the mix." Stoke's anguish was all the greater because Charlie Adam saw a 90 minute penalty saved after he and Jese had argued over who took the spot kick.

Kurt Zouma: We are ready to fight, that's it He said: "We are ready to fight, that's it."

Jese went too far but I can understand the emotion after what he's been through, says Erik Pieters A home match with Brighton was probably Stoke's most winnable remaining game - but they had to fight back from a goal behind… then missed a penalty, open goal and had a header cleared off the line in a last minute chance to steal three points.

Premier League fans' verdict: Arsenal supporters brought back down Another exciting weekend of action saw Manchester City tighten their grip on the Premier League title race with Sergio Aguero untouchable. Here, Sportsmail gets the fans' verdicts.

Premier League stats: Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy, Pep Guardiola, Jordan Ayew Sergio Aguero's scoring feats, Jamie Vardy's record against the 'big six', shooting from range plus more Premier League stats.

Stoke City 1 Brighton 1 Final word on the day the knife twisted with possibly fatal consequences Stoke City 1, Brighton 1. Shaqiri ; Izquierdo. Chins were so close to the floor after this one that it was safe to assume opinion was divided between those who think Stoke are going down and those who think they are already down.

DEPORTIVO ALAVES, Bojan: "I'm happy here, but Stoke's special for me" Asked by Mundo Deportivo about his current Deportivo Alav and eacute;s experience, Spanish winger Bojan Krkic, still on a.

Jack Butland hails Stoke improvement under Paul Lambert When Lambert's predecessor Mark Hughes was sacked last month, Stoke had just lost at League Two Coventry in the FA Cup and been beaten in five of their previous seven in league.

Brighton and Hove Albion Analysis: Late drama at Stoke City massive in the fight for survival Once the dust settles on Albion's debut season in the Premier League, there will be 'if only' moments and matches to reflect upon. And an almighty great, late escape in the dying stages at Stoke which could well be pinpointed as hugely significant in securing survival.

Stoke City U18s 6 Sunderland U18s 3: Kimpioka double's not enough for young Black Cats Sunderland succumbed 6-3 to Stoke City in an Under-18 Premier League goal-fest on Saturday. The visitors, buoyed by their win over Wolves, were looking to progress climbing the table, but the hosts, fresh from winning at Liverpool, had other ideas.

Simon Lowe: Never mind Jese or missed penalty - long-term complacency has caused our troubles But make no mistake about it, senior management have created this mess with long term complacency. Of course, they don't miss penalties or argue over who is taking them. But focusing on that is missing the point.

Jesé shows potential to make a difference and other talking points The first half was the worst 45 minutes since Paul Lambert took charge, Xherdan Shaqiri's great goal was the first shot on target, Charlie Adam's penalty the second.

Youth team lose out at Stoke City It was a goal fest at Clayton Wood on Saturday but Sunderland under-18s left with nothing as Stoke City secured three Premier League points. Three goals in the opening 22 minutes - a brace from Venancio Da Silva Monteiro and one from Abdoulaye Toure - put the hosts in full control of the fixture.

Liverpool to Fight it Out With Arsenal to Sign £40m-Rated Stoke Stopper Jack Butland This Summer Liverpool are set to battle it out with Arsenal this summer to try and sign Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Stoke fans: A poor performance littered with errors and fear… we're just not good enough Much will be made of penalty-gate, but this sideshow shouldn't take any of the ire away from a dismal Stoke City performance. Had we converted the pen, it would have been a lucky victory. The first half was an abhorrent display, lacking in passion, plan or purpose.

Paper Talk: Liverpool chase Spanish striker; Arsenal, Liverpool eye keeper Stoke keeper Jack Butland is in demand, Everton want to replace Sam Allardyce and Liverpool want a Deportivo striker, all in Sunday's papers. England and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is a £40m target for Liverpool, according to a report.

Stoke City Manager Paul Lambert Defends Charlie Adams After He Missed A Crucial Penalty Vs Brighton Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has insisted that Charlie Adam had every right to step up and take the penalty late on in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brighton. Charlie Adam saw his penalty effort from 12 yards kept out by opposition keeper Mathew Ryan in the final stages of the contest at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke 'should have had SECOND penalty' for Lewis Dunk foul on Charlie Adam in rebound Dion Dublin couldn't believe a penalty was awarded, couldn't believe the fight to take it, couldn't believe the miss and suggests Stoke City should have been awarded a SECOND last minute penalty for Lewis Dunk's slide on Charlie Adam in the rebound.

Charlie Nicholas: My granny is quicker than Charlie Adam's reaction to rebound It was so slow it was frightening. "The keeper saves it and pushes it back into the middle but Charlie forgets there are people behind him. He's so slow, he just thinks he's going to stroll up and knock it in - then Dunk Man in his cape comes in and rescues the day." He added: "The set up for the penalty was absolutely comical.

Chris Hughton discusses variety of matters ahead of clash at Stoke City "He likes to play a very attacking style of play and he's very experienced - he can set up teams against any opposition but it's generally entertaining - that's what all supporters want to see." Hughton also feels that he can only get his side ready from what he has seen and knows the home team have several ways to play.

Jese Rodriguez in Stoke City penalty bust-up against Brighton Stoke City forward Jese Rodriguez was furious not to have the chance to take a late penalty that he had won against Brighton and Hove Albion at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Charlie Adam stepped up instead - and saw his effort saved.

Brighton's Barcelona-esque goal opens up Stoke City Jose Izquierdo started and ended a flowing move to score a sensational team goal during Brighton and Hove Albion's 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With the scoreline still goalless, the Colombia international picked up possession on the left flank, before exchanging passes with Solly March and driving forward.

Liverpool face competition from Arsenal for Jack Butland? Liverpool have reportedly been joined by Premier League rivals Arsenal in the race to sign England international goalkeeper Jack Butland from Stoke City. The 24-year-old recently emerged as a target for the Reds, who are desperate to strengthen between the sticks due doubts over Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Chris Hughton: 'Justice done with missed penalty' Chris Hughton has insisted that Stoke City were fortunate to be awarded a late penalty in their 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Paul Lambert defends Charlie Adam after missed penalty Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has insisted that Charlie Adam had every right to step up and take the penalty late on in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion. The Scottish midfielder saw his effort from 12 yards kept out by opposition keeper Mathew Ryan in the final stages of the contest at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke boss Lambert defends Adam after Jese spotkick row Stoke City boss Paul Lambert insists he knew nothing of the penalty clash between Charlie Adam and Jese after their draw with Brighton. Adam missed a last-minute penalty as Stoke dropped two precious points in a dramatic 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Brighton.

Stoke City 1-1 Brighton: Charlie Adam misses last-minute penalty to deny Stoke three points CHARLIE ADAM'S missed penalty in stoppage time means Stoke remain in the bottom three with hopes of Premier League survival looking bleak. The Scottish midfielder, 32, had a chance to give the Potters all three points but could not make it count.

Eleven Stoke drew 1-1 to Brighton at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was a game described as the biggest since the Potters' promotion from a Stoke point of view and tensions were running high before and throughout the match.

Penalty Stop Balances Things - Stoke v Brighton Following today's clash between Stoke City and Brighton, here are the instant reactions from both managers. Stoke City hosted Brighton at the Bet365 Stadium for a 3pm kick off on Saturday February 10, with both sides playing out a one all draw.

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert unhappy with players' penalty quarrel against Brighton Stoke City manager Paul Lambert was unhappy to see his players quarrel over penalty responsibilities in his side's 1-1 home draw with Brighton and Hove Albion. With the scoreline 1-1 and the game entering its final minute, referee Robert Madley awarded Stoke a spot-kick after Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens pulled back Jese Rodriguez in the box.

Lambert in no mood to play the blame game with Adam and Jese Paul Lambert refused to play the blame game with Charlie Adam or Jese Rodriguez after Stoke City missed a late penalty in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Brighton players rated in fantastic draw against Stoke City Brighton and Hove Albion earned a well deserved point away at Stoke City this afternoon. Albion led through Jose Izquierdo's well-worked goal before Xherdan Shaqiri equalised. Goalkeeper Matthew Ryan earned his side a point with an excellent penalty save from Charlie Adam late on.

Jese and Charlie Adam have furious argument over penalty but Stoke City boss Paul Lambert is not worried Paul Lambert played down the on-pitch altercation between Jese Rodriguez and Charlie Adam and instead hailed the desire of Stoke City players for wanting to win. The Potters were awarded a penalty in stoppage time at home to Brighton, with the scores finely poised at 1-1.

Lewis Dunk feared another Stoke City penalty - but said justice was done Lewis Dunk feared Stoke might be handed another penalty in Albion's frantic finale today. But he was convinced justice was done as the Seagulls held on for a point. Mathew Ryan saved from Charlie Adam in the 90th minute of today's 1-1 draw at the bet365 Stadium.

Struggling Stoke misses chance to beat Brighton in EPL STOKE, England - Charlie Adam had a late penalty saved as relegation-threatened Stoke drew 1-1 with Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. With Jese appearing annoyed not to be taking the penalty, Adam saw his effort from 12 yards kept out by Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

Stoke City 1, Brighton 1: How the Potters rated in frustrating home draw BAUER: Showed good energy for the cause and at least tried to make things happen when the chips were down 6. PIETERS: Really tried, but his defending always seemed to be living on the edge. Struggled to offer anything substantial in attack 6. SHAWCROSS: Bit of an uncertain first half before looking a little more like his old self in the second 6.

Stoke 1 - Brighton 1: Maty Ryan saves late penalty to keep scores tied A late, late penalty save from keeper Ryan denied them after Stoke's Spanish loanee Jese threw a strop after he won but was prevented taking the spot-kick.

Stoke 1 Brighton 1 Paul Lambert clears duo of blame after costly penalty miss Paul Lambert refused to criticise either Charlie Adam or Jese after Stoke City blew the chance to win today's six-pointer with Brighton at a tense bet365. Adam was left cursing himself after he saw his 90th minute penalty saved by Brighton keeper Matt Ryan and was then tackled after trying to bury the loose ball.

Stoke: Leaden-Footed Charlie Adam Botches Penalty Follow-Up In Dramatic End To Brighton Clash Stoke City and Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. However, it could have been so different for the Potters, only for Charlie Adam to see his late penalty saved and then fail to score from the rebound after a leaden-footed job towards the ball.

Draw at Stoke City feels like two points dropped says Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton Albion boss Chris Hughton says a draw at Stoke felt like two points dropped - despite Mathew Ryan's late penalty save preserving a point. The Seagulls were good value for the lead provided by Jose Izquierdo at the bet365 Stadium and had chances on the break either side of Xherdan Shaqiri's second half equaliser for the hosts.

F365's early losers: Jese Rodriguez and Stoke City If you were looking for pivotal moments in a fight against relegation, here were three or four in the space of 180 seconds. Paul Lambert might well watch the final three minutes of the draw against Brighton on repeat this week. It might take until the fourth or fifth replay before he finally accepts that Stoke aren't going to score a winner.

Stoke City 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 1: Adam pays the penalty in frantic ending Mat Ryan made a stunning last-gasp penalty save from Charlie Adam as Stoke City missed the chance to move out of the Premier League bottom three in a pulsating 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Charlie Adam squanders late penalty in Stoke's dramatic draw with Brighton As Adam waited to turn the rebound home he apparently had his legs taken from under him, but the referee, Bobby Madley, only gave a corner. Thirty seconds later another set-piece saw Mame Biram Diouf head towards goal only for Anthony Knockaert to clear off the line.

Premier League wrap: Spurs surge, Stoke miss crucial penalty, Swansea extend unbeaten run Tottenham climbed to third in the Premier League after Harry Kane scored a second-half winner to settle the north London derby against Arsenal.

Stoke 1-1 Brighton: Xherdan Shaqiri earns point RALPH ELLIS AT THE BET365 STADIUM: Mathew Ryan saved a last minute penalty and then Anthony Knockaert cleared off the line in injury time as Brighton clung on to a point at Stoke.

Result: Xherdan Shaqiri earns Stoke City point against Brighton & Hove Albion Xherdan Shaqiri's second-half finish ensured that Stoke City came from behind in order to secure a 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League this afternoon.

Soccer: Ryan the hero as Brighton deny Stoke late winner REUTERS - Stoke City blew a chance to move out of the Premier League's bottom three when Charlie Adam missed a 90th-minute penalty as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Stoke 1 Brighton 1: Honours even after late Charlie Adam penalty miss But - with Jese looking annoyed not to be taking the penalty - Adam saw his effort from 12 yards kept out by Mathew Ryan. Anthony Knockaert then headed Mame Diouf's stoppage-time header off the line to ensure the contest ended all square.

Stoke City 1 Brighton 1: Fans resigned to the drop after late penalty miss robs Potters of victory Are the Potters done for? The fans seem to think so. This is what they are saying on social media…

Stoke 1 Brighton 1: Ryan's saves give Seagulls a point as Stoke stutter on home turf This was a huge chance missed for Stoke City in their battle for Premier League survival, as Charlie Adam's 89th minute penalty was saved in a dramatic finale. Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan dived to his right to keep out Adam's spot kick to ensure Stoke wasted a glorious opportunity to move out of the relegation zone.

All square between Stoke and Brighton Goals from Jose Izquierdo and Xherdan Shaqiri saw Stoke City draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Match Summary. The Seagulls were the better team in the first half and took the lead through a lovely passing move by Jose Izquierdo.

Stoke City 1-1 Brighton: Late Penalty Miss Denies Stoke All 3 Points in Draw A win was crucial for both sides, and the early stages of the game proved to be a real end-to-end tussle with Stoke dominating possession but Brighton looked threatening on the counter attack.

Charlie Adam squanders late penalty in Stoke’s dramatic draw with Brighton Xherdan Shaqiri cancelled out José Izquierdo’s opener to help Stoke to a 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Stoke City 1 Brighton 1: 90-second verdict as Potters rue late penalty miss They avoided the calamity of losing thanks to Xherdan Shaqiri's smart equaliser, but they will be cursing events in the closing minutes when they blew the chance to take three points they barely deserved.

Stoke City 1-1 Brighton: Charlie Adam misses last minute penalty to deny Stoke three points In the final minutes Stoke were awarded a penalty for a foul on Jese, and substitute Charlie Adam stepped up with his effort saved by Mat Ryan and then cleared by Lewis Dunk. The Potters faithful were up, but Brighton stayed defiant, with another shot coming in from Stoke which Anthony Knockaert cleared off the line with his head.

Stoke 1-1 Brighton: Mat Ryan saves Charlie Adam's late penalty to earn crucial point for Seagulls in bid to beat the drop Charlie Adam missed an 89th-minute penalty and the chance to earn three precious points for Stoke in their desperate fight for survival. Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan saved Adam's spot-kick after Dave Stephens had pushed over Jese. There was more drama and Anthony Knockaert headed off the line from Mame Diouf in a crazy ending to this game.

Live Commentary: Stoke City 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion - as it happened Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage as Stoke City take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League. The Potters are unbeaten at home under new coach Paul Lambert and they will be aiming to bounce back from last weekend's away defeat at Bournemouth.

Stoke City fans take to Twitter to blast Potters' first-half display And if Potters fans were angry to see Darren Fletcher return to the Potters' midfield in place of Geoff Cameron, then they were incandescent when Izquierdo opened the scoring for the visitors. So what can Stoke boss Paul Lambert do to fire up his side after the break?

Team News: Locadia named on Brighton bench Brighton and Hove Albion's £14m record signing Jurgen Locadia has been named on the bench for the Premier League clash against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium this afternoon.

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Stoke City team news: Diouf and Fletcher return for Potters Paul Lambert makes two changes to his team to face Brighton and Hove Albion at the bet365 Stadium this afternoon, Mame Diouf coming in for injured striker Peter Crouch while Darren Fletcher takes over in midfield from Geoff Cameron.

Premier League Preview: Stoke City Vs Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton and Hove Albion travel to the Bet 365 Stadium aiming to increase the gap between themselves and the relegation zone. Fellow strugglers Stoke City will be looking to take all three points from Brighton in a bid to get themselves out of the bottom three.

Stoke v Brighton - Team Sheets - 10-2-18 Stoke are at the Bet365 Stadium with Brighton the visitors for the latest Premier League game. This will be a 3pm kick-off as we look to secure all three points with a win, if possible.

Liverpool, Arsenal in £40 million stoush for Stoke City's Jack Butland Liverpool hope to solve their keeper problem once and for all by signing Jack Butland. But will Arsenal swoop in? Transfer Talk has the latest.

Stoke City u18s 6, Sunderland u18s 3: Young Potters run riot Stoke City under-18s were at their attacking best as they beat Sunderland 6-3 in a remarkable encounter at Clayton Wood this morning. A fifth victory in six games saw the Young Potters cap last week's wonderful win at Liverpool and move up to fifth in the Barclays Under-18s Premier League.

Everton vs Crystal Palace, LIVE: Plus other Premier League scores With half of the Premier League table involved in a battle against relegation, it's a big afternoon among the four 3pm matches in the desperate scramble to escape the bottom three. Follow live here.

Paul Lambert happy to shun limelight as long as Stoke City stay in Premier League this season I love seeing the joy of the fans. "They are so important and I want them to come to Stoke and enjoy themselves. Already, they have been brilliant. I want to give people a lift. "At first people were saying 'Why have we gone for Paul Lambert? Why have we not gone for Carlo Ancelotti?' "But I got the job.

Stoke-on-Trent canals to be upgraded in £1 million council scheme Stoke-on-Trent City Council have announced a £1 million commitment to the repair and improvement of the city's waterways. The work carried out will see a currently unmaintained area between Westport Lake's Visitor Centre and the Trent and Mersey Canal, in Burslem, landscaped following feedback from visitors.

Stoke pair Pieters and Butland at odds over Brighton nerves Stoke City defender Erik Pieters recognises their clash with Brighton as a genuine six pointer. However, the Dutchman insists there's no nerves at Stoke's end. Pieters said: "There are certainly no nerves within the group, but of course we know there's pressure because of the situation we find ourselves in.

Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion: Comparing notes with Jack Butland the next challenge for Mathew Ryan Mathew Ryan found it difficult to catch Jose Izquierdo. Not like in his debut season for Albion in the Premier League. The Australian keeper has caught pretty much everything else.

Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion nostalgia: How Andy Rollings got his teeth into promotion battle It is almost 40 years since Albion and Stoke City were locked in battle for top-flight status. And their combat cost Seagulls centre-back Andy Rollings one of his teeth. The clubs go head-to-head in the Potteries today with the goal of keeping clear of the drop.

Stoke fans: Future starting to look brighter for Academy prospects under Paul Lambert It's worth pointing out Brighton have a joint league high, with Leicester, for goals conceded from set-pieces away from home, so if Shaqiri can put the right ball into the box we may have some joy. I'll go for 2-0 Stoke. Goals for Diouf and Shaqiri. Scott Murphy: A 2-0 Stoke win.

I want to hear bet365 roar again says Stoke City number two New first-team coach Stuart Taylor can't wait to re-acquaint himself with the kind of bet365 atmosphere that greeted his first game at Stoke City. And he stresses that such a vocal backing is critical in helping Stoke beat the drop over the last 12 games beginning with Brighton.

Stoke City v Brighton: Who to boo, who to buy and prediction It's do or die, or pretty close, as Stoke entertain fellow strugglers Brighton with a place in the relegation zone hovering over both come Saturday evening… PREVIOUS MEETING. November 20, 2017 : Brighton 2, Stoke City 2.

Brighton and Hove Albion warned Stoke City are still a tall order Chris Hughton has warned Albion they face a tall order at Stoke today to improve on their record defending set pieces. The Seagulls have conceded a Premier League high of 17 goals from set plays. Most have been from corners, including both in last month's 2-0 defeat at West Brom.

WARNING: Cabbies dropping off Stoke City fans on the A50 and A500 face losing their licence Stoke-on-Trent City Council is cracking down on private-hire cabbies who are dropping off and picking up fans on the A50 as well as slip-roads to the A50 and A500. The latest warning comes ahead of this afternoon's Premier League clash against Brighton.

Players and fans would benefit from mid-winter break says Stoke City Paul Lambert is not a man you readily associate with phrases like `taking a break' or `having a rest.' But the new Stoke boss, who's currently cracking the whip six-days-a-week with his new players, is adamant that a winter break would benefit football at the top end in this country.

Paul Lambert: I don't want a blame game, we're in this together "There's no phones. It's like you interviewing somebody, and looking at your phone at the same time. I think it's important you have respect for your team-mates. Respect for each other and everything else. "A good spirit and a good atmosphere go a long, long way."

Stoke City chief expects big-time performances from fan favourite "He's a big-time player and he's played in big occasions, nothing really fazes him." Lambert says he has long been impressed by Shaqiri's pedigree after impressing in Switzerland before spells with Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

Stoke v Brighton - Follow On Twitter - 10-2-18 Stoke are at the Bet365 Stadium with Brighton the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off. It's that time of the week again and Stoke are in action once more as the 2017-18 season continues.

Jack Butland: All we can ask from Stoke fans is noise The crowd today will near 30,000, probably surpassing the 29,785 who watched the Potters beat Huddersfield in Paul Lambert's first match a fortnight ago, when Brighton and Hove Albion visit for a Premier League match that feels do-or-die.

Stoke City v Brighton: Seagulls reporter with divided loyalties fears for Potters ANDY: Yes, a morale-boost, together with the return on loan from Leicester of former Championship goalscoring favourite Leo Ulloa. It has been a good start to a key run of fixtures. After Stoke they have Swansea at home. Points in the bag are important to offset a tough-looking finish.

Choupo-Moting signs three-year deal with Stoke City The 28-year-old, who has spent the last three seasons at Schalke 04, is the Midlands club's fourth signing of the close season following Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma and Josh Tymon. "Eric has been on our radar for several years and we actually tried to bring him to the club four years ago," Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club website.

Leo Ulloa aims for repeat performance at Stoke City Leo Ulloa will be hoping for an action replay at Stoke. The big striker is aiming to score against the Potters for the fourth successive season. But Albion fans have been told his game is about more than just hitting the net. Ulloa fired his first away goal for Leicester at Stoke's then Britannia Stadium home in September, 2014.

Stoke City vs Brighton & Hove Albion Preview: Potters and Seagulls clash in Premier League Stoke City entertain Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow at The Bet365 Stadium in what is a crucial game for both sides. The home sit currently sit 18th and only four points above bottom place West Bromwich Albion. The Seagulls sit in 13th and only three places above their opponents.

Premier League 17/18 Week 27: Stoke City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - lineups, preview and prediction Stoke City 2-2 Brighton and Hove Albion. This match produced four goals in the reverse fixture and could again result in a similarly drawn result this weekend. While Stoke have shown flashes of a recovery, they will find Brighton a determined opposition who now have extra firepower to call upon if the game begins to slip away from them.

A Scuffle On The Bus No one is even there except Graham, who leaves his caravan twice daily to shoot things, and the trustees who live in the Hall itself, the Big House into which only Joe is ever invited. At the end of the second decade of the twenty first century, January is a very different kettle of coconuts, and I am not entirely keen on it.

Toddy Orlygsson picks out his favourite Stoke goal Toddy Orlygsson took a couple of months to get among the goals when he arrived at Stoke City in 1993 - but they were well worth the wait. His first, on October 12, was a stunning late free-kick to see off Cosenza 3-1 in the Anglo Italian Cup.

PETER CROUCH: Guardiola missed a trick by not putting a kid on bench PETER CROUCH COLUMN: Some people don't see a problem. Six substitutes? You can only use three, they say, so what harm did Pep Guardiola do at Burnley last Saturday?

LIVERPOOL working on bringing Stoke goalie BUTLAND in According to latest rumours reported by Sky Sports UK, Liverpool management are working on the chance to sign English international.

Stoke welcome back Jese Rodriguez for Brighton clash Stoke City Brighton and Hove Albion 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Jese Rodriguez will return to the Stoke squad for the first time in two months when Brighton visit the bet365 Stadium.The on-loan Paris St Germain forward, who was granted time off to be with his...

One rugby blueprint Stoke City are right to follow, says Pej "I was reading comments from England rugby coach Eddie Jones this week and wondered whether he was talking about his players or Stoke City's.

Brilliant photos, report and reaction from the day 2,500 Stoke fans went wild at Wolves As the Class of 2018 battle to keep the Premier League status the Class of 2008 fought so hard to win, we have dug out Martin Spinks's report and Shaun Smith's photos from Molineux from the archives. The heart has always been saying it, but now the head is beginning to whisper it too.

Pieters - The Pressure Is On Erik Pieters has said that although there are no nerves within the Stoke City group, everyone is keenly aware that the pressure is on. Hosting Brighton at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, a win would pull Stoke level with them on points and potentially bring us back out of the relegation places.

Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion: match preview Last week’s defeat at Bournemouth burst the bubble of optimism since Paul Lambert’s arrival and also saw Stoke drop back into the bottom three. Brighton are five places above them but only three points ahead and Chris Hughton’s side are one of those Lambert will be hoping to reel in over the final 12 games.

Stoke City vs Brighton: Team news, odds and stats Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion at the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke vs Brighton Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News, Prediction & More This was the first ever Premier League meeting that has taken place between the two clubs, as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in front of the TV cameras at the AMEX Stadium. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting put the visitors ahead in the first half when he took advantage of a Xherdan Shaqiri pass.

Jack Butland expected to debut Nike's pioneering World Cup gloves Jack Butland has a habit of giving his gloves away to a young Stoke City supporter at the end of each game - and one lucky fan might be even luckier tomorrow. Butland has been testing out a new pioneering design by Nike, strapless and sleek in black.

Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Stoke City and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Report: Coventry City came sniffing around Stoke City's Tyrese Campbell in January The Stoke City talent is said to have been a loan target for League Two Coventry City. Coventry City came sniffing around Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell in January, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

Tottenham v Arsenal betting odds and predictions We're diving in to derby day as north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal kick off the latest round of Premier League fixtures. To net at any time Aubameyang is 7/4 and that's too good to ignore.

Jese returns in time for Stoke City's clash with Brighton Stoke City face Brighton in a huge game at the bottom of the table tomrrow, and welcome the return of forward Jese Rodriquez. Both sides will be looking to get that slight edge to win the game and the Potters hope Rodriquez will provide that. The 24-year-old loanee has been out since late November.

Stoke City Extra Time on just how huge the Brighton game is 2) Stoke City 3, Aston Villa 2 : It was only the second game of the season, but defeat that day after a miserable Premier League debut at Bolton seven days earlier and Stoke's morale would be hit rock bottom before the season had barely begun.

Stoke Were Unlucky - We Need To Show Our Qualities Manager Chris Hughton held his pre Stoke City press conference yesterday and he knows Brighton will have to be at their best to secure all three points from Paul Lambert's side.

Pundits predict a nail-bitting affair as Stoke City take on Brighton at the bet365 Stadium needing a victory "Stoke are still in the thick of it, though, following their defeat against Bournemouth after leading 1-0 and having enough chances in the first half to put the game out of reach.

Premier League Gossip: AWOL Leicester City star fined £240,000 Riyad Mahrez's decision to down tools after failing to get his move to Manchester City has, says The Telegraph, cost him £240,000 after Leicester understandably took umbrage. He was never going to feature tomorrow, of course, when Leicester just happen to be at Manchester City.

Jese back in Stoke squad for Brighton clash Stoke City forward Jese Rodriguez will return to the squad for Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion after missing the last 10 weeks to deal with his infant son's health problems in Spain, manager Paul Lambert said.

Jesé ends two-month absence tasked with delivering 'little bit of magic' for Stoke City Jesé is returning to the Stoke City squad for the first time in two months with Paul Lambert hoping to unlock the 'little bit of magic' that can fire his side to safety. The former Real Madrid forward has been back at Stoke for a fortnight, having spent most time since November in Spain, where his premature-born son Nyan has been in hospital.

Paul Lambert blocked loan move for 'natural goal scorer' Tyrese Campbell - but how soon will he be handed first team chance? Paul Lambert stepped in to stop Tyrese Campbell going out on loan because he wants the teenage forward around the fringes of Stoke City's first team.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v comedian Rhys James Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian Rhys James in the latest round of Premier League predictions.

How Paul Lambert has redefined team roles to tackle Stoke's defensive record Jack Butland has given an insight into the tweaks Paul Lambert has made at Stoke City in a bid to balance forging a team with the freedom for individual flair.

Paul Lambert doffs cap to magnificent Stoke fans - and is desperate to get them off their seats against Brighton Lambert doesn't take that for granted and he is determined his players set the tone for a noisy afternoon when Brighton and Hove Albion visit this weekend, with only a limited number of tickets remaining. He said: "The Huddersfield game was absolutely rocking with atmosphere and this will be no different.

Stoke City transfer already agreed ahead of the summer window, transfer fee unknown Catalan newspaper Sport mention Stoke City on two consecutive pages in their Thursday edition. First up is Quique Sánchez Flores whose future at Espanyol remains uncertain after the manager turned down a move to Stoke City.

Stoke v Brighton preview: Jurgen Locadia set for Seagulls debut Brighton's £14m record signing Jurgen Locadia is set to make his long-awaited debut in Saturday's crunch clash at relegation rivals Stoke City. Dutch forward Locadia arrived from PSV Eindhoven during last month's transfer window having scored 45 goals in 127 league appearances for the Eredivisie leaders, including nine this campaign.

Stoke's Jese Rodriguez set for Premier League return against Brighton Jese Rodriguez will return to the Stoke squad for the first time in two months this weekend, boss Paul Lambert has confirmed. The 24-year-old, who is on a season-long loan with the Potters from Paris Saint-Germain, has not been involved in a game since the win over Swansea on December 2.

New boy Ndiaye challenges students and Stoke City team-mates to deliver He was joined by Senegal and Stoke City team-mate Mame Diouf at the bet365 Stadium to help explain some of the challenges that the students from Stoke-on-Trent College will face on their two-week trip to Cape Town.

Jese Rodriguez in Stoke squad for first time in two months Jese Rodriguez will return to the Stoke squad that host Chris Hughton's Brighton for the first time in two months this weekend, Potters boss Paul Lambert has confirmed.

Paul Lambert confirms Jese Rodriguez return Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has revealed that Jese Rodriguez will be available for Saturday's Premier League clash with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Bet365 Stadium. The on-loan Paris Saint-Germain attacker has not played for Stoke in the Premier League since the end of November.

Paul Lambert delighted with Badou Ndiaye debut Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has paid tribute to Badou Ndiaye following the midfielder's impressive debut for the Potters last weekend. Ndiaye joined Stoke from Galatasaray on January 31, before playing 71 minutes of the team's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Record Signing Is In The Squad For Stoke Manager Chris Hughton has been holding his pre Stoke City press conference today and he's confirmed that Brighton's record signing Jurgen Locadia will be in the squad.

Jese Rodriguez to make Stoke return against Brighton, says Paul Lambert Jese Rodriguez is set to return to the Stoke City squad against Brighton, manager Paul Lambert has confirmed. The former Real Madrid winger made the loan switch to Stoke from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer window, but has missed large periods of the campaign due to personal reasons.

Jurgen Locadia in Brighton and Hove Albion's squad for visit to Stoke City Albion's record signing Jurgen Locadia will be in the squad for the first time at Stoke on Saturday. Manager Chris Hughton confirmed the £14 million Dutch striker's availability this afternoon for the trip to the bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City starlet spends night in hospital after training ground concussion Thibaud Verlinden has spent the night in hospital under observation after a training ground collision on loan at St Pauli. The Stoke City youth winger is spending the second half of the season in Hamburg with the Potters' sister club. But his wait for his debut has been frustrated by injury - and hopes that he would make his first 2.

Brighton marksman takes aim on Stoke City after near miss in reverse fixture Murray has now scored in each of the visitors' last three games, but won't be too bothered if he is not among the goals at the bet365 Stadium… just as long as Brighton get a positive result.

We'll Do Our Talking On The Pitch Stoke City newbie Badou N'Diaye has said that from what he's seen in the group the club have more than enough quality to avoid a relegation battle come the end of the current campaign and he's confident we can retain our top flight status.

Football Manager 2018: Stoke City guide, player ratings & tactics Mark Hughes struggled to know what to do with the Stoke side, and when they struggled with form, the Welshman never looked like getting them back on track. The Premier League veteran lost his job, with Paul Lambert taking his place after more than 1,000 days away from the English top flight.

VOTE: Who should be in Stoke City's starting XI against Brighton? It's a must-win game for Stoke City as they host Brighton and Hove Albion trying to claw their way out of the Premier League relegation zone. It is the first of six remaining home games which are likely to dictate whether the Potters survive in the top flight under new manager Lambert.

Stoke City in line for biggest crowd in 30 years for Brighton six-pointer A limited number of tickets remain for the visit of Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League relegation battle on Saturday afternoon. The visitors have already sold out their 3,200 allocation.

Stoke vs Brighton predictions: Preview, line-ups & football betting tips Stoke City host Brighton at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Stoke dropped down into the relegation zone last weekend following their 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Xherdan Shaqiri opened the scoring early on before the Potters conceded two in the second half.

Premier League gossip: AWOL Mahrez a big turn-off for Manchester City boss Guardiola This is what happens when you throw your toys out of the pram… Apparently Pep Guardiola is no longer interested in signing AWOL Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez after being put off by his behaviour since a deadline-day move to Manchester City fell through.

VIDEO: Sarah Essam nominated for Stoke City Ladies Goal of the Month award Egypt international and Stoke City forward Sarah Essam has been nominated for Stoke City Ladies Goal of the Month for January. Essam joined Stoke City from Wadi Degla after a successful season, which saw her win both the league and cup titles with the Egyptian side in 2017.

Officials - Stoke v Brighton The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Stoke City and Brighton this Saturday. Stoke City host Brighton on Saturday February 10 for the game at the Bet365 Stadium and the match carries a 3pm kick off.

Yes, even I'm worried… Stoke City legend weighs up prospects of survival Stoke City legend Denis Smith admits he is open-minded on the prospects of his beloved club avoiding relegation. He remains hopeful that manager Paul Lambert and his players will scrape by, but acknowledges it could be a very narrow call.

Which country is most popular in the Premier League? When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to the field for Arsenal on Saturday night he became the latest star in the Premier League's worldwide pool of talent.

Stoke City vs Brighton and Hove Albion - Betting Tips and Predictions Stoke City are struggling in the relegation zone as they prepare to host Brighton and Hove Albion at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Potters lost 2-1 at Bournemouth last weekend, and they are currently placed 18th in the league with 24 points.

Why Stoke City v Brighton is so much more than just another game, says Robbie Earle Sometimes it is hyperbole, but in the case of Stoke City's home game with Brighton on Saturday, this does feel more significant than just one of 12 more games to play.

Four Stoke City heroes pull boots back on to help the Potters Fuller, who lined up against a Mark Stein XI, said: "As a player I'm happy to support charity however I can, whether it's switching on the floodlights at Abbey Hulton or raising money for people in need in Africa. It's a joy to help and come down with Mama, Liam and Mark Stein.

Stoke City fans should be delighted about £20.52m transfer total - agreed? - So, Stoke City fans, are you happy with your club's efforts in the transfer market last month? Let us know by voting below…

Germany Star Prefers Premier League Move With Liverpool, Arsenal and Stoke In Mix Follow @insidefutbolAC Milan's chances of landing Schalke's Max Meyer have been played down as it is claimed the midfielder, who has been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Stoke City, prefers a move to the Premier League.

Stoke's Windy But We Can Propper Handle It Brighton midfielder Davy Propper knows what he's in for this weekend as we make the trip to Stoke City and he's more than aware of the importance of the game itself.

The agonising story of the thrilling Stoke team which couldn't quite last the pace Yet for a few months in the winter of 1986/87 he enjoyed about as prolific a spell as any centre-forward in the club's history, the figurehead of a young and energetic team pushing for promotion to the top flight. Indeed, 31 years ago today, that side peaked at fourth in the second tier with 16 games to play.

Stoke urged to play a surprise striker against Brighton Can the Potters return to winning ways against Brighton this weekend? Brighton are three points above the Potters at the wrong end of the table. Stoke fans are calling for Tyrese Campbell to play for Stoke this weekend. Campbell, 18, has been banging in the goals for the Stoke U23 side this season.

'Stoke players could sense Mark Hughes's time was up - and Paul Lambert has put spring in their step' He's put a spring in their step. "If we thought it was going to be tough without that happening, it's going to be even tougher now." Sidwell, now 35, helped Chris Hughton win promotion last season but has since been frustrated by prolapsed disc in his back that needed surgery, followed by an ankle fracture.

Stoke City Coach Praises Senior Players' Attitude Following U23s Win Over Middlesbrough Stoke City's coach Wade Elliott lavished praise on the first-team players who were involved in the U23s' victory over ​Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

'What have we got to lose?' Stoke City fans call for teen striker Tyrese Campbell to be unleashed against Brighton He post: "A lot of people, me included, called for Josh Tymon to get his chance in the first team, but it proved he wasn't quite ready, so it's important we don't put too much pressure on this young lad just because we are struggling for a goalscorer." Lee Tilston is keen to see Campbell feature at some point against Brighton.

How Stoke's away form is putting their Premier League status in danger Stoke City have relied on home advantage more than almost any other Premier League side this season. The Potters have a mid-table worthy home record in 2017/18. Five wins, three draws and five losses at the bet365 Stadium have left Soke with 18 points from home league games, a healthy average of 1.4 per game.

PL2 Player Of The Month For January The Premier League have now announced the three youngsters who are in the running for the January 2018 Premier League 2 Player of the Month Award. The four players shortlisted for this month's award have been drawn up following PL2 Managers nominating the best individual performance from each of their opposing teams across the course of the month.

Premier League transfer gossip: Suarez could be Chelsea's main man if manager Conte is sacked Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez could be on his way back to the Premier League if Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte. According to Spanish sports newspaper and website Sport, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's list of candidates to replace the struggling Conte.

New Stoke coach Taylor: We need to rectify simple mistakes New Stoke City assistant coach Stuart Taylor is confident the club can stop making important mistakes. The Potters gave up a free headed goal in the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth last Saturday. "What it does do is let you take things forward," Taylor said of the error.

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18 A recent report from Kick It Out has found that there has been a 38% increase in incidents of discrimination so far this season. Incidents or racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination were discovered to be 38% higher at this stage of the season when compared to numbers recorded at this time last year.

Relegation? Hughes eyeing top-half Premier League finish with lowly Stoke Under-fire Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is targeting a finish in the top half of the Premier League, despite his side languishing in the relegation zone.

Stoke City boss working players six-days-a-week in relegation battle "That's how thorough the manager is and for us all it's the right way forward." It has been something of a culture shock for the Stoke City players, but he says it's one they have responded to as they now prepare for Saturday's visit of Brighton. "It's been demanding for them and they've stepped up to that," said Taylor.

We are working hard to stamp out Stoke City errors says new coach Stoke City's new management team are working hard this week to iron out the kind of basic error which led to defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday. Boss Paul Lambert and his colleagues are desperate to avoid a repeat of Bournemouth's free far post header when Stoke entertain fellow strugglers Brighton on Saturday.

Bristol City and Stoke City target signs new deal at Cheltenham Town "He has a big future in the game and I'll make sure I look after him and we get the timing right with his development." Bower said: "I'm really pleased to have agreed new terms and to continue on my path with Cheltenham.

Stoke City and the Magnificent Seven reasons to be cheerful This will be a long week if the gloom and doom surrounding Stoke City continues, however understandable it might be, so here's seven good reasons to remain cheeful. See, there's a wave of fresh optimism seeping through already. Let's start with the gaffer, an upgrade on his predecessor, which is a good start.

Ryan Shawcross: 'Brighton & Hove Albion clash huge' Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross labelled the Potters' clash with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday as "huge". Stoke, who are in the relegation zone on goal difference, will move level with Chris Hughton's side in 13th place with a victory.

Teenage Stoke City star dreaming of first-team chance Tyrese Campbell, a possible contender for the bench against Brighton on Saturday, admits he would love a crack at first-team football before the end of the season.

Midfield flop still costing Stoke City a reported £33,000 every week Giannelli Imbula is reportedly costing Stoke City around £33,000-a-week or £132,000-a-month in wages - even though he isn't kicking a ball for them. Figures released by L'Equipe claim that Stoke are still paying half his salary during his season-long loan at Toulouse in Ligue 1.

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Stoke launches repairs and maintenance company Stoke-on-Trent City Council will give the company, named Unitas, £42m a year to run its 18,500 homes and 600 public buildings. Unitas was initially intended to be a repairs vehicle only, taking over the work of Kier Stoke, a joint venture between the council and Kier Group which had been operating since 2008 and ended on Saturday.

Martin Smith: Stoke City need to find fighting spirit if they are to win relegation battle For those who don't go back that far, or don't have the same encyclopedic memory with which my friends and I are cursed, the league game at Filbert Street in late February 1990 was the day when, for many Stoke City fans, the realisation that we were most probably going to be relegated really started to sink in.

Why Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion stars have settled in so quickly at Walsall Stoke City's Julien Ngoy and West Bromwich Albion defender Jack Fitzwater were the latest arrivals to make an impact on Saturday. Ngoy bagged the crucial winning goal in the 1-0 victory over MK Dons, while Fitzwater was named sponsors' man of the match for a composed debut at the heart of the Walsall defence.

Stoke continuing to pay player €150k a month, despite him not being there Tuesday’s edition of L’Equipe has a feature on the wages paid by Ligue 1 clubs. Neymar is of course way out in front, paid €3m a month before tax, but there’s a lot of players further down the league who struggle to make what would be pocket change for the Brazilian.

West Ham News: Bid for Stoke midfielder Allen confirmed; Chicharito won't blame teammates West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan admits they bid for Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen in January. Sullivan released a statement to talkSPORT regarding the club's situation and their disappointment with critical chants from fans. He has now confirmed that a club-record bid went in for Allen but was rejected.

Premier League Gossip: David Moyes on his way out of West Ham David Moyes is likely to leave West Ham in the summer. So says The Telegraph, whether or not he keeps the Hammers up, and that news begs the question: Where will he go if he leaves West Ham? Certain Premier League managers will be looking over their shoulder, assuming Moyes does keep them up and raises his stock in the process.