skip to content
Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shawcross.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Shot by Cameron Jerome. Blocked by Jonathan Williams.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Dean Moxey.
Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Walters goes into the book.
Jonathan Walters challenges Kagisho Dikgacoi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Joel Ward takes the free kick.
Foul by Cameron Jerome on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded.
Peter Crouch goes off and Cameron Jerome comes on.
Clearance made by Robert Huth.
Mile Jedinak fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Jermaine Pennant.
Geoff Cameron booked for time wasting.
Marc Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams.
Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.
Dwight Gayle has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Clearance by Joel Ward.
Shot by Owen Garvan went wide of the left-hand upright.
Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Walters challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Clearance by Jonathan Williams.
Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Jason Puncheon leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Phillips.
Steven Nzonzi takes a shot and hits the post.
The ball is swung over by Erik Pieters.
Charlie Adam leaves the field to be replaced by Glenn Whelan.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Jonathan Williams. Blocked by Robert Huth.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jermaine Pennant.
Clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Clearance made by Kagisho Dikgacoi.
Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.
(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Pennant coming on for Matthew Etherington.
Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Dwight Gayle produces a cross.
Clearance by Dean Moxey.
Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Owen Garvan on for Jose Campana.
Steven Nzonzi challenges Kagisho Dikgacoi unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ryan Shawcross grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace.
Geoff Cameron sends in a cross.
Charlie Adam scores with a left foot finish. Stoke 1-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Jonathan Walters.
Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Geoff Cameron.
Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.
Jose Campana takes the free kick.
Dwight Gayle fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Jonathan Walters went over the net.
Steven Nzonzi has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line.
Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Dean Moxey.
Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Header by Peter Crouch misses to the right of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Etherington.
Handball by Jonathan Walters.
Shot by Charlie Adam. Blocked by Kagisho Dikgacoi.
Clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
Free kick crossed by Jason Puncheon.
Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Jonathan Walters.
Jose Campana takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Erik Pieters makes a clearance.
Clearance by Erik Pieters.
Clearance by Mile Jedinak.
Jose Campana shoots direct from the free kick and goes left of the target.
Ryan Shawcross booked.
Ryan Shawcross challenges Dwight Gayle unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick.
Shot by Dean Moxey missed to the right of the target.
Chance falls to Peter Crouch who heads at goal. Julian Speroni turns it away with a finger tip save.
The ball is swung over by Geoff Cameron.
Marouane Chamakh scores with a right foot finish. Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Damien Delaney.
The ball is crossed by Jonathan Walters.
Clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.
Headed chance falls to Mile Jedinak. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.
Jose Campana restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Marouane Chamakh.
Foul by Jose Campana on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded.
Header at goal by Peter Crouch goes over the bar.
Matthew Etherington crosses the ball.
Clearance made by Jonathan Walters.
Dwight Gayle has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.
Jason Puncheon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters.
Clearance made by Joel Ward.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.
Jonathan Walters challenges Joel Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Marouane Chamakh manages to make a clearance.
Jonathan Walters takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Charlie Adam has an effort at goal. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
Hughes still wants fear factor
Stoke boss Mark Hughes wants other clubs to be just as worried about trips to the Britannia Stadium this season as they have in the past - even if the Potters are playing a slightly different brand of football.
Over the last five campaigns following their promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2008, the Staffordshire outfit's ground has been viewed as a tough place to go, with the hosts being renowned for a physical, direct style that has made them difficult to break down at the back and also strong in attack, particularly from set-plays.
That entire period was overseen by Tony Pulis, and Hughes, the man who succeeded him this summer, has indicated that he intends to get Stoke playing in a more attractive manner.
But ahead of Saturday's top-flight clash with Crystal Palace - his first competitive home game since taking charge - the 49-year-old has stressed he has no intention of letting the fear factor the stadium has held for teams visiting it subside.
"I fully expect people to still think that it is going to be a difficult task," Hughes said.
"We might do things in a different way.
"I've said before - I'm not looking to change things radically.
"I've got a good group of players that I think are more than capable of playing a little bit more offensively, certainly at home, and we will try to do that.
"But I think it is important that coming to the Britannia Stadium remains a very tough fixture for everyone in the Premier League - that is the intention.
"The things that have put teams under pressure in the past, such as set-plays, will still be part of our make-up. We won't not put the ball in the box when it needs to go in.
"But along the way we might play slightly differently."
Stoke's campaign got under way with last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Liverpool and Hughes was encouraged by the performance his side put in at Anfield.
He also believes Palace manager Ian Holloway will feel much the same about how the newly-promoted London side began their season.
The Eagles were beaten 1-0 at home by Tottenham on Sunday, and Hughes said: "I think they (Palace) have been in a similar situation to ourselves - they went up against a top team last weekend, acquitted themselves really well and I think they will be encouraged.
"They will want to use their confidence from that game against us and hope to get something positive out of the game.
"But it is up to us - we are the home team, it's our first home game and we want to make sure we start off on the right note at the Britannia Stadium."
Hughes has a trio of midfielders unavailable for the Palace game.
Brek Shea, who sustained medial ligament damage in pre-season, is not yet ready to return to action, nor is Wilson Palacios after he was taken out of the starting line-up for the Liverpool contest at the last minute and underwent what the Potters will only describe as "a minor surgical procedure".
The other absentee for Saturday is Jamie Ness due to an unspecified problem.
Ian Holloway has challenged his Crystal Palace players to make headlines for what they achieve on the pitch on Saturday as the Eagles go in search of a first Barclays Premier League victory.
Holloway found himself in the media spotlight again following a 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the opening game last weekend, his comments about match officials landing him with a charge of improper conduct and bringing the game into disrepute by the Football Association.
However, the Eagles manager - who gave plenty of colourful interviews during his last stint in the top flight with Blackpool - maintains Saturday must all be about the result marking Palace's Premier League return.
"We want to score our first goal and get a point on the board, people will start taking notice of us when things start happening," Holloway said.
"We must never go into these games with a negative attitude, but going to Stoke will be a tough, tough fixture. We will be positive though.
"I think we did really well as a team (last week) and can take positives from the game against a side like Tottenham.
"My lads as a group, whoever is selected, will be ready and clear in their roles and give a good account of themselves."
Winger Jason Puncheon could go straight into the side following his season-long loan move from Southampton.
Holloway remains keen to further strengthen the group ahead of the transfer deadline on September 2, and Crystal Palace have been linked with a loan move for Inter Milan's midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk