Stoke undone by two set-pieces

Stoke City were beaten 2-0 by promotion chasing Preston North End last night.

Manager Michael O'Neill named an unchanged line-up going into the game following victory over Charlton at the weekend.

The Potters dominated the first half, Tyrese Campbell went close with a rasping drive that was too hot to handle for Declan Rudd, but Joe Allen's follow-up header was straight at the stopper.

Sam Clucas saw a goalbound shot blocked by defender Ben Davies while James Chester saw a header palmed away for a corner.

Stoke were undone just before the hour mark from a corner. The ball fell invitingly for Alan Browne who made no mistake from close range.

North End doubled their lead on 75 minutes. Another corner wasn't dealt with and substitute Paul Gallagher found Tom Barkhuizen who swept the ball home from close range despite appeals for offside.

The result leaves the Potters in 21st place, four points above the relegation zone.

Stoke also have injury worries over James McClean and Thibaud Verlinden who both left the ground on crutches.

Verlinden was taken off less than 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute, while McClean suffered a knock in the first half.

The Potters are back in action on Saturday when they make the trip to the capital to take on Queen's Park Rangers.


More from Local Sport


Add a comment

Log in to the club or enter your details below.

Download Our App

  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play


  • A500 Queensway - Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire

    Queueing traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes.

  • A50 Toft Road - Knutsford, Cheshire

    A50 Toft Road busy but moving at A537 Adams Hill (Knutsford Station).

  • Roads - Walsall, West Midlands

    Very slow traffic on Roads around Banks's Stadium.

Today's Weather

  • Stoke-On-Trent

    Medium-level cloud

    High: 10°C | Low: 6°C

  • Stafford

    Light rain

    High: 10°C | Low: 6°C

  • Crewe

    Medium-level cloud

    High: 10°C | Low: 6°C

Cover art for Super Freak

Now Playing

Rick James - Super Freak