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  • Date:16 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,478
  • Weimann (49)
Goal!

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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +4.29

A cross is delivered by Krkic Bojan.

90:00 +4.06

Shot by Marko Arnautovic. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.

90:00 +2.38

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

90:00 +2.03

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

90:00 +1.01

Alan Hutton fouled by Marko Arnautovic, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +0.06

Corner taken short by Leandro Bacuna.

88:47

Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.

86:40

Leandro Bacuna takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

86:07

Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

85:36

Leandro Bacuna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam.

85:18

Clearance made by Erik Pieters.

84:32

Ryan Shawcross takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

84:29

Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.

83:56

Charlie Adam fouled by Kieran Richardson, the ref awards a free kick.

82:45

The ball is delivered by Marko Arnautovic.

82:39

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

81:48

Andreas Weimann goes off and Leandro Bacuna comes on.

81:26

Charlie Adam comes on in place of Glenn Whelan.

80:20

Aly Cissokho sends in a cross.

79:50

Booking for Alan Hutton.

78:32

Clearance made by Erik Pieters.

77:36

Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

76:35

Clearance made by Jack Grealish.

76:07

Krkic Bojan crosses the ball.

75:14

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

74:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Peter Crouch.

74:00

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

72:53

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

70:46

Clearance made by Steven Nzonzi.

70:26

Jack Grealish is brought on as a substitute for Charles N'Zogbia.

70:05

Peter Crouch comes on in place of Mame Diouf.

68:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Philippe Senderos.

68:06

Marc Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

67:41

Free kick crossed by Marko Arnautovic.

67:06

Alan Hutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Pieters.

66:34

Clearance by Fabian Delph.

64:18

Centre by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

63:14

Free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.

63:04

Stephen Ireland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia.

62:45

Clearance by Aly Cissokho.

59:21

Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.

59:15

The ball is swung over by Phil Bardsley.

58:24

Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia.

57:57

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

54:54

A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton.

53:19

Marko Arnautovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton.

52:57

Marc Wilson has a headed effort at goal. Shot by Phil Bardsley. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.

52:52

Corner taken by Stephen Ireland.

51:26

Glenn Whelan crosses the ball.

51:14

Krkic Bojan takes a shot. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

51:10

Erik Pieters delivers the ball.

50:24

Marko Arnautovic fouled by Alan Hutton, the ref awards a free kick.

48:32

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball.

48:13

Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

47:08

Free kick taken by Ron Vlaar.

47:07

Free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.

46:54

Fabian Delph fouled by Krkic Bojan, the ref awards a free kick.

45:09

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

The referee gets the second half started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1.38

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

45:00 +0.34

Mame Diouf challenges Philippe Senderos unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:00 +0.25

Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

45:00 +0.22

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Asmir Begovic fumbles the ball.

44:59

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

44:31

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

44:27

Shot by Phil Bardsley. Bradley Guzan parries the ball but the danger is not over.

43:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andreas Weimann.

42:37

Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

42:07

Marc Wilson challenges Gabriel Agbonlahor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:39

Ron Vlaar takes the free kick.

40:49

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

39:53

Centre by Marko Arnautovic.

38:11

Foul by Philippe Senderos on Mame Diouf, free kick awarded.

36:12

Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

35:37

Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Richardson.

33:46

Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

32:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Charles N'Zogbia.

28:39

Aly Cissokho crosses the ball.

28:28

Shot by Aly Cissokho. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

27:39

Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Erik Pieters results in a free kick.

27:27

Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

27:12

Stephen Ireland challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andreas Weimann on Krkic Bojan.

24:12

Gabriel Agbonlahor has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

21:06

Alan Hutton fouled by Erik Pieters, the ref awards a free kick.

19:56

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

18:26

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

17:02

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

16:13

Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.

15:01

Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

13:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Ashley Westwood.

13:20

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

12:27

Krkic Bojan takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

11:42

Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.

11:30

Philippe Senderos challenges Mame Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:47

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

9:49

Shot by Marko Arnautovic went over the bar.

8:08

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

5:44

Free kick taken by Ron Vlaar.

5:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Glenn Whelan.

5:17

Shot by Steven Nzonzi. Save made by Bradley Guzan.

0:05

Mame Diouf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Hughes targets further signings Stoke boss Mark Hughes is hopeful of adding more new players to his squad before the end of the current transfer window. Hughes has declared himself "very pleased" with the business he has done so far, which has seen him recruit Bojan Krkic, Mame Biram Diouf, Steve Sidwell, Phil Bardsley and Dionatan Teixeira - all of whom could all make their competitive Potters debuts in the club's Barclays Premier League opener against Aston Villa on Saturday. But the Welsh manager, already with a fully fit group to select from for the match at the Britannia Stadium, is keen to keep bringing bodies in. Hughes recently admitted his interest in Norwich's England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond, and speaking on Friday at his pre-match press conference to preview the Villa clash, he said: "We are still hopeful on a number of fronts. "We just have to bide our time. I think a lot things are dictated by people other than ourselves, so you just have to wait for the process to run its course and we'll see where we are at the end of it." A new arrival getting Stoke fans particularly excited is Bojan, the Spanish forward who has joined on a four-year deal from Barcelona. The 23-year-old also has a stint with Roma and loan spells at both AC Milan and Ajax on his CV. And he has made a positive impression already for his new club, scoring three goals in pre-season friendlies. "The fans have had a little bit of a taster - they have seen him in pre-season and he has done very well," Hughes said of Bojan. "He is a talented boy. I think everyone can see the level of ability he has. "He has scored some great goals, so that's whetted everybody's appetite. "I do think we have to understand he is coming into a new league. "We saw a similar situation with Marko Arnautovic last year and it took him until New Year to really get to grips with what was required - then, once he did, he had an impact. "We might have to be patient and bide our time with Bojan, although given the level of his ability, you sense that very quickly he'll come to terms with what is required and he will be a real impact player for us. "He is used to winning and playing in big games. "I've seen enough in pre-season to see we have an exceptionally talented young player. He is only 23 and to bring him to the club is a real coup for us." Summer signings Joe Cole, Philippe Senderos, Kieran Richardson and Aly Cissokho could all make their competitive debuts for Villa. Boss Paul Lambert will check the condition of both Cole (thigh) and World Cup semi-finalist Ron Vlaar ahead of the match but is optimistic the pair will be able to feature, while long-term absentee Jores Okore is in contention for his first competitive appearance since September having recovered from a serious knee problem. There could also be comebacks for Charles N'Zogbia, out for all of last season with an Achilles injury, as well as Alan Hutton and Darren Bent, who have previously been exiled from the Villa first-team and out on loan. Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) remain sidelined. It has been a summer of uncertainty in many ways for Villa, particularly with the club still owned at this point by Randy Lerner despite his announcement in May that he was intending to sell. Nonetheless, Lambert is adamant the midlands outfit are "really healthy". "This is a fantastic club, and the state of the club is what it is," the manager said when asked about the situation with Lerner. "The club is a really healthy place. "The main thing for me is to get the team going and improving a lot on what we did last year. "As I have said before, the last two years have not been good enough. We have to aim a lot higher than that. As a group, everybody, we have to do better."

Formation:4231Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

Formation: 4231Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Marc Wilson
  • Erik Pieters
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Krkic Bojan
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Mame Diouf
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  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Muniesa
  • Charlie Adam
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Peter Crouch
  • Thomas Sorensen

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