Stoke City news & transfer rumours LIVE: Hughes hails £13m 'snip', coach mourned & Ric's fave rave
Phew! What a relief... Stoke City finally have a win under their belt, and my didn't they do it in style? The Potters' 2-0 victory over rock-bottom Sunderland could have been far heavier in truth, but a win is a win and no-one is being greedy just yet.
Of course, man-of-the-moment Joe Allen was the Stoke City hero again, bagging both goals to win praise from both his manager Mark Hughes and plenty of delighted team-mates. As for the man himself, he's being as modest as usual... and focusing on looking after those dodgy hamstrings.
There was sadness at the club, however, as popular Academy... read more
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