• Manchester United could have put seven past Stoke – Mourinho

    Manchester United could have put seven past Stoke – Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho insisted Manchester United had played their best football of the season and could have put seven goals past lowly Stoke City after their 1-1 draw on Sunday.

    Substitute Anthony Martial’s first goal of the season was cancelled out eight minutes from time by Joe Allen following a rare error by David de Gea.

    But Mourinho refused to be critical either of the goalkeeper or his forwards, who missed a host of chances.

    “It’s simple — that was the best performance of […]

  • Manchester United could have scored six against Stoke – Mourinho

    Manchester United could have scored six against Stoke – Mourinho

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his team should have had a “fat result,” scoring five or six goals, instead of a 1-1 home draw with Stoke City on Sunday.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba were among those who missed chances for profligate United before substitute Anthony Martial gave them the lead, but an error from goalkeeper David De Gea helped Joe Allen to equalise.

    Mourinho told his postmatch news conference: “I am very happy with the performance but, when the result […]

  • Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City: Joe Allen rescues a point for the Potters

    Manchester United 1-1 Stoke City: Joe Allen rescues a point for the Potters

    Former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen scored a late equaliser to snatch a draw for Stoke City against Manchester United.

    Substitute Anthony Martial came off the bench to open to scoring in the second half, the Frenchman linking up with Wayne Rooney to score a brilliant goal moments after entering the fray.

    In what was a frustrating afternoon at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho turned to his substitutes to break down a stubborn Stoke side who are yet to find a Premier League win […]

  • Woman Who Duped Osaze Odemwingie, Other Stars Of £130,000 Gets Jailed

    Woman Who Duped Osaze Odemwingie, Other Stars Of £130,000 Gets Jailed

    A bogus lifestyle guru who stole more than £130,000 from Premier League footballers , a top manager and two millionaire businessmen was jailed for three years and eight months.

    Claire Liddle, 41, conned wealthy clients including Stoke City frontman Peter Odemwingie , Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom and former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray by offering to organise their luxury holidays.

    She was originally spared jail after admitting the £82,000 scam in 2014 but went on to steal another £22,000 from the chairman of […]

  • Stoke manager fined £8,000

    Stoke manager fined £8,000

    The Football Association have handed a fine of £8,000 to Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, after he accepted a charge for misconduct.

    During the Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur, Hughes was sent to the stands by the referee, while the punishment he received from the FA also related to failing to leave the technical area in a timely manner.

    Despite being disappointed with the charge handed to him, Hughes opted against appealing the decision to avoid a heftier punishment but he […]

  • Wilfried Bony makes world’s fastest debut for Stoke City after Manchester City transfer

    Wilfried Bony makes world’s fastest debut for Stoke City after Manchester City transfer

    Wilfried Bony wasn’t hanging around following his loan move to Stoke City on deadline day.

    The Ivory Coast international has joined from Manchester City on a temporary deal until the end of the season, with the move announced at 1pm on Wednesday.

    But less than an hour after transfer was confirmed, Bony was spotted on the pitch in a Stoke shirt as Mark Hughes’ side faced Birmingham City in a friendly at the Potters’ training ground.

    Bony hasn’t featured in any of City’s […]

  • Iheanacho gets assist as Manchester City grind Stoke City

    Iheanacho gets assist as Manchester City grind Stoke City

    Though a late substitute against the Potters on Saturday, the rookie had a hand in Nolito’s first strike as the Citizens secured vital away points.

    Kelechi Iheanacho’s display against Stoke City suggests he could be given more playing time under Pep Guardiola as the season progresses.

    After missing Tuesday’s Champions League game against Steaua Bucuresti following his second half appearance for the Citizens against Sunderland in the English Premier League opener, many had thought the Nigerian could be a fringe player under […]

  • RESULT: Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City: Aguero & Nolito hit doubles in routine win

    RESULT: Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City: Aguero & Nolito hit doubles in routine win

    The Argentine star scored twice in the opening period before the Spaniard came off the bench to register with a couple of simple finishes.

    Sergio Aguero took his tally to eight goals in seven Premier League games against Stoke City and Nolito grabbed a late brace as Manchester City secured a 4-1 victory at the bet365 Stadium.

    Argentina international Aguero scored a penalty and a header in the first half on Saturday to help Pep Guardiola’s side to a third victory in […]

  • LIVE: Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Sergio Aguero nets first-half double to put Potters in real trouble

    LIVE: Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Sergio Aguero nets first-half double to put Potters in real trouble

    Pep Guardiola will look to continue his perfect start to life at Manchester City with victory against Stoke City on Saturday lunchtime.

    Guardiola’s men travel to the Britannia with the knowledge that they can move back level with Manchester United at the top of the Premier League with a win.

    Stoke were held by Middlesbrough on the opening day, and could be without star man Xherdan Shaqiri as he struggles with a calf injury.

    A tough home test for Mark Hughes’ side… here’s […]

  • ‘Pep Guardiola benches you but won’t say why’: Stoke City dynamo Xherdan Shaqiri prefers life under Mark Hughes to the Manchester City boss

    ‘Pep Guardiola benches you but won’t say why’: Stoke City dynamo Xherdan Shaqiri prefers life under Mark Hughes to the Manchester City boss

    Shortly after moving into his Cheshire apartment following his move to Stoke City, Xherdan Shaqiri was presented with an old Manchester United programme by one of his neighbours.

    ‘It had a photograph of Mark Hughes on the front,’ Shaqiri laughed. ‘My neighbours told me he was a very good player, who scored very big goals. I just noticed his big thighs!’

    Both neighbour and player were right, of course. Big thighs and big goals.

    Now, a year on, Shaqiri is sitting in an […]