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EPL Talk - Sat Oct 14 7:04 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City produced an outstanding display to thrash Stoke 7-2 and move two points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. City scored seven goals for the first time under Pep Guardiola, and for only the second tim...
EPL Talk - Sat Oct 14 6:42 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City maintained their blistering start to the season as the Premier League leaders demolished Stoke City 7-2, while champions Chelsea crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crystal Palace on Saturday. With second-placed Manchester United settling for a drab stalemate at...
EPL Talk - Sat Oct 7 4:46 PM
London (AFP) – Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland will replace Joe Hart for England’s final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday. Hart has been England’s first-choice goalkeeper under Gareth Southgate, but with England now qualified for the World Cup, Butland has been handed the shirt for t...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 30 6:34 PM
London (AFP) – Stoke City held off a frantic late onslaught as Peter Crouch scored the winner to edge Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. But Mark Hughes’s team only earnt their second win of the campaign after Saints forward Manolo Gabbiadini spurned two late chances to steal a dr...
EPL Talk - Sun Sep 24 1:09 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata will approach Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid next week in top form after his hat-trick inspired his side to a 4-0 win at Stoke City. Morata struck three times at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take his Chelsea tally to s...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 23 6:20 PM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Antonio Conte warned Alvaro Morata not to rest on his laurels after the Spain striker hit his first Premier League hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Stoke City. Morata has made a strong start to his first season with Chelsea and the former Real Madri...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 23 6:10 PM
London (AFP) – Alvaro Morata bagged a classy hat-trick as Chelsea made short work of beating Stoke 4-0 to keep up the pressure on the Premier League leaders on Saturday. Pedro also scored for Antonio Conte’s side, who remained just three points off the top of the table with their title defence ga...
EPL Talk - Sun Sep 10 1:20 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho claimed his confidence in his Manchester United side remains intact despite seeing Stoke City end their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for the Potters, becoming the first playe...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 9 8:35 PM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ended Manchester United’s perfect start to the Premier League season as his first two goals for Stoke secured a 2-2 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side on Saturday. Choupo-Moting gave Stoke the lead before grabbing the crucial equali...
EPL Talk - Sat Sep 9 7:55 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester City capitalised on Sadio Mane’s controversial red card to thrash title rivals Liverpool 5-0, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record after a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday. City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in a neck brace after being caught in th...
EPL Talk - Fri Sep 8 1:25 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United have made the perfect start to the Premier League season, but one of their most fondly remembered former strikers is plotting their downfall. Jose Mourinho’s side have begun the campaign with three wins from three matches, without concedin...
EPL Talk - Thu Aug 31 9:19 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic returned to La Liga on a one-year loan deal with Alaves on Thursday. “Alaves have finalised the incorporation of Bojan Krkic, a talented and skilled forward with experience in the biggest leagues in the world, ” Alaves said in a statement. Bojan won t...
EPL Talk - Wed Aug 30 10:25 PM
Dakar (AFP) – Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf will miss Senegal’s 2018 World Cup qualifying double-header against Burkina Faso due to a knee injury, the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) said on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Diouf joins Rennes goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo on the sidelines for...
EPL Talk - Sun Aug 20 2:34 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes his side does not receive its fair share of penalty decisions, a view he claimed was demonstrated in their 1-0 Premier League defeat at Stoke City. The Arsenal manager was left beaten by an early second half goal from Stoke’s new Span...
EPL Talk - Sat Aug 19 8:40 PM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Stoke City’s new loan signing Jese Rodriguez made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal as his side stunned Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who only arrived in England this week, started and finished the move that...
EPL Talk - Sat Aug 19 8:12 PM
London (AFP) – Jese Rodriguez made a memorable start to life at Stoke City by scoring the only goal of a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Spanish forward, a loan signing from Paris Saint-Germain, finished crisply in the 47th minute to bring Arsene Wenger’s side down...
EPL Talk - Fri Aug 18 3:37 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsenal head to Stoke City this weekend aiming to register a second victory of the season and divert attention away from continuing questions about the future of Alexis Sanchez. Arsene Wenger’s side kicked off the Premier League campaign in exciting, if not...
EPL Talk - Wed Aug 16 10:38 AM
Paris (AFP) – Spanish forward Jese has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. “Jese was a man in demand when PSG made it clear they would allow him to leave on loan and we’re delighted he has chosen to join us, ” said Stoke chief ex...
EPL Talk - Sat Aug 12 6:08 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney rolled back the years for Everton as the England striker’s clinical header sealed a 1-0 win over Stoke on his second Premier League debut for his boyhood club. Rooney had already played one home game — a Europa League qualifier against Ruzomberok — in his second spe...
EPL Talk - Sat Jul 22 6:50 PM
London (AFP) – Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is to join Premier League rivals West Ham United in a move potentially worth £25 million ($32 million, 28 million euros), both clubs announced Saturday. “West Ham United are delighted to announce the club-record signing of Austria attacker Marko...
EPL Talk - Fri Jul 21 3:25 PM
London (AFP) – Stoke City have secured the signing of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan deal, they announced on Friday. The French centre-back is believed to have turned down a host of sides from around Europe, and has opted for the West Midlands club after completing a medical at...
EPL Talk - Wed Jul 19 6:20 PM
London (AFP) – Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic is to undergo a medical at West Ham United on Wednesday after the London club agreed a £24 million ($31 million, 27 million euros) fee with Stoke City. West Ham had two previous bids rejected for the 28-year-old, but Stoke have decide...
EPL Talk - Thu Jun 1 7:21 PM
London (AFP) – Scotland international midfielder Darren Fletcher joined Stoke City on Thursday on a free transfer after rejecting an offer of a new contract from their Premier League rivals West Brom. The 33-year-old former Manchester United star — who will join fellow former West Brom team-mate...
EPL Talk - Sun May 21 6:43 PM
Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Southampton manager Claude Puel was booed by his own fans as visitors Stoke City won 1-0 at St Mary’s on Sunday’s final day of the Premier League season. Officials at Southampton had already revealed plans to review the Frenchman’s future at the end of the sea...
EPL Talk - Sat May 13 8:27 PM
London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four. Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal and scored their third — his 50th Premier League goal — after Peter Crouch had brought Sto...
EPL Talk - Sat May 13 8:27 PM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to maintain manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification. Arsenal endured an anxious spell in the second half after Stoke substitute Peter Crou...
EPL Talk - Sat May 13 8:02 PM
London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez shone and then succumbed to injury as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to close in on the Premier League top four. Sanchez teed up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal and scored their third — his 50th Premier League goal — after Peter Crouch had brought Sto...
EPL Talk - Fri May 12 9:30 AM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – There is nothing Arsene Wenger relishes more than confounding his doubters and the Arsenal manager will know on Saturday whether he has a strong chance of doing so once again. Wenger’s side travel to Stoke having boosted their chances of qualifying for the...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 29 6:00 PM
Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Stoke City had goalkeeper Jack Butland to thank for keeping them in the game in a 0-0 home draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday. Stoke were virtually safe from relegation despite a dreadful run of five defeats in six games going into...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 22 5:30 PM
Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jack Butland’s return to Stoke’s first team after an absence of over a year didn’t end in a fairytale for the England international goalkeeper as strugglers Swansea emerged 2-0 winners in Saturday’s Premier League clash. Goals by leading scorer Fernando Llorente a...