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Guardian - Mon Feb 12 7:56 AM
Roberto Firmino is underrated no longer, Jonjo Shelvey’s calmness is key and Alexandre Lacazette is lacking confidence The Recap: sign up for the best of our sport coverage Let’s call it the Denis Irwin rule, the dictum that when a player is described as underrated so often then it’s probably no...
Guardian - Sun Feb 11 10:08 PM
Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight • Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading
Guardian - Sat Feb 10 5:18 PM
A crazy finale in which they had a penalty saved, a claim for another denied and the ball cleared off the line, could not hide that Stoke City were fortunate to escape with a point against Chris Hughton’s Brighton. Xherdan Shaqiri had equalised José Izquierdo’s first-half opener before Charlie Ad...
Guardian - Fri Feb 9 2:14 PM
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 fina...
Guardian - Mon Feb 5 8:41 AM
Sam Allardyce looks to next season, Swansea find belief under Carlos Carvalhal and Liverpool’s defence worthy of praise Get The Recap, the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Liverpool’s oft-maligned defence deserved a little credit here. For almost the entire game they kept Spurs at bay, with...
Guardian - Sun Feb 4 10:05 PM
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Guardian - Sat Feb 3 5:25 PM
Substitutes Josh King and Lys Mousset struck second-half goals as in-form Bournemouth came from behind to inflict a first defeat on new Stoke boss Paul Lambert. The struggling Potters looked on course to make it seven points from nine under Lambert’s charge when Xherdan Shaqiri headed them into a...
Guardian - Sat Feb 3 2:00 PM
Premier League updates and further afield Follow the goals as they go in around Europe The Recap: sign up for the best of our coverage And you can email Rob here with your musings 1.58pm GMT Manchester City are on course to move 18 points clear at the top of the table. Scott Murray has the latest...
Guardian - Fri Feb 2 1:41 PM
A brilliant victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday pushed Bournemouth into the top half of the Premier League but results at home will be crucial for them guaranteeing their top-flight status. Eddie Howe’s side face Stoke City, who could hand new recruit, the Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye h...
Guardian - Thu Feb 1 12:28 PM
A hectic January transfer window closed on Wednesday night – our writers look at all the 20 Premier League clubs and how their business unfolded A hectic transfer window closed on Wednesday night – amid seven Premier League games – with several clubs able to conclude deals on deadline day. Premie...
Guardian - Wed Jan 31 9:57 PM
There was plenty of bad blood and seven yellow cards but no sign of any goals in a match in which Stoke and Watford did little to improve their survival prospects. Javi Gracia, who was taking charge of his first Premier League game since becoming Watford’s manager, is entitled to take some satisf...
Guardian - Wed Jan 31 6:54 PM
Premier League updates from around the grounds Transfer deadline day, all of the latest news – live! And feel free to mail Barry or tweet @bglendenning 6.54pm GMT Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Atsu, Diame, Merino, Kenedy, Perez, Joselu. Subs: Murphy, Shelvey, Gayle, Ritchi...
Guardian - Mon Jan 22 7:50 AM
Romelu Lukaku is weighing in with some key contributions, Christian Benteke is not and Tottenham are showing how much weaker they are without Christian Eriksen Sergio Agüero has had a curiosity of a campaign. He has been injured, benched and below par at times. He has been outscored by Raheem Ste...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 5:27 PM
A brave new era at Stoke City got off to the best possible start as Paul Lambert’s first game in charge delivered the precious victory that breathes fresh life into their troubled season. Joe Allen and Mame Diouf scored the goals that lifted Stoke out of the relegation zone and had Lambert manica...
Guardian - Fri Jan 19 6:00 PM
Seeing Andy Carroll or Peter Crouch at Chelsea is too good to hope for as it could confirm suspicions about the basic numbers of effectiveness and opportunity in elite teams It is nearly 40 years since a famous photo emerged that left the nascent Indian space programme an object of widespread moc...
Guardian - Fri Jan 19 5:16 PM
Stoke City need the fabled new manager bounce as they fight to remain in the top flight for a 10th successive season. Alex Pritchard made an impact from the bench on his home debut for Huddersfield and will be looking to expose Stoke’s porous defence. The home side have the worst goal difference...
Guardian - Fri Jan 19 10:28 AM
Today’s fluff is rubbing its eyes Having been mentioned in jest on yesterday’s award-winning Guardian podcast Football Weekly Extra , a move for Peter Crouch from Stoke City to Chelsea now looks like it might actually happen. The Premier League champions had been linked with Andy Carroll , but th...
Guardian - Fri Jan 19 8:30 AM
Arsène Wenger seeks a reaction, Rafa Benítez may change approach against Manchester City and is Glenn Murray what Chelsea need? Two teams struggling to score goals go toe-to-toe when Brighton and Chelsea get the Premier League ball rolling in Saturday’s early kick-off. Brighton have drawn seven b...
Guardian - Thu Jan 18 10:50 AM
This week’s roundup also features a Robbie Fowler dink, a memorable ODI between Australia and England and all of Boca Juniors’ goals from 2017 1) Farewell Ronaldinho, you were a lot of fun. Here are all his goals for Barcelona , some tricks and flicks , futsal magnificence , keepie-uppies with a...
Guardian - Tue Jan 16 10:30 PM
• ‘I have always done it the hard way’ says new Stoke manager • Lambert says funds available but defensive work needed in training Paul Lambert insisted he was not bothered whether he was 50th or first choice for the Stoke City job after admitting that he thought his chance to manage in the Premi...
Guardian - Tue Jan 16 12:03 PM
Following Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League, José Mourinho said he feels ‘relaxed’ over the potential transfer of Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. Sánchez has been linked to both Manchester clubs, with United seemingly pushing ahead of City in the race to sign the player in...
Guardian - Tue Jan 16 10:30 AM
The Scot initially worked miracles at Norwich but was the victim of bad timing at Aston Villa and is not undeserving of another crack at top-flight management There were many replies under the tweet announcing Paul Lambert’s arrival as Stoke City manager. Quite a few contained the cry-laughing em...
Guardian - Mon Jan 15 9:54 PM
Manchester United took advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Liverpool to close the deficit to 12 points with this accomplished win. It is still a chasm but José Mourinho and co will feel better, and the club will be given a further lift should they secure Alexis Sánchez, with them now firmly...
Guardian - Mon Jan 15 7:07 PM
Live updates from the match at Old Trafford Sánchez transfer: City close to walking away in chase Send Simon an email | Tweet @ Simon_Burnton 7.07pm GMT The team sheets are in, and here are our entertainers tonight: Man Utd: de Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Ma...
Guardian - Mon Jan 15 11:34 AM
• Former Wolverhampton and Blackburn head coach in charge • Lambert replaces Mark Hughes, sacked after FA Cup defeat Stoke City have appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager. The former Wolverhampton and Blackburn head coach has replaced Mark Hughes, who was sacked after Stoke’s defeat in...
Guardian - Sun Jan 14 8:35 PM
• Republic of Ireland manager indicates he is not interested in job • Stoke’s search for Mark Hughes replacement continues Martin O’Neill has rejected the chance to become Stoke’s new manager. The Republic of Ireland manager looked set to move to the bet365 Stadium but has now removed himself fro...
Guardian - Sat Jan 13 9:00 AM
José Mourinho, fresh from Manchester United’s break in Dubai, was in relaxed form before Stoke City’s visit. Yet by Monday night his team could be a gaping 18 points behind Manchester City should Pep Guardiola’s side defeat Liverpool. If so, the rest of the season could start to feel particularly...
Guardian - Thu Jan 11 5:43 PM
• Former Watford manager has been in charge of Espanyol since 2016 • Stoke’s executives have held meeting with Flores in Barcelona Quique Sánchez Flores is Stoke’s first choice to succeed Mark Hughes. It is understood a Stoke delegation met the Espanyol manager, who was in charge at Watford for t...
Guardian - Tue Jan 9 10:30 PM
• Stoke pushing for talks with Republic of Ireland manager • Slaven Bilic, initial favourite to replace Mark Hughes, not in running Stoke City’s interest in Martin O’Neill is expected to gather momentum after their search for a manager narrowed following Gary Rowett’s decision to pledge his long-...
Guardian - Mon Jan 8 9:19 AM
Mark Robins’ eye-catching Coventry deserve their headlines, Liverpool have a bargain in Andrew Robertson and Wolves are already good enough for top flight Amid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes , it is right to take a moment to praise Coventry City. They were deserved winners of the t...