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David Silva takes the outswinging corner, Francisco Javi Garcia takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Michael Owen comes on in place of Peter Crouch. Mario Balotelli goes off and Edin Dzeko comes on.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Foul by Gareth Barry on Glenn Whelan, free kick awarded. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.
Geoff Cameron replaces Charlie Adam.
Robert Huth fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marc Wilson.
Francisco Javi Garcia takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Samir Nasri. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Mario Balotelli misses to the left of the target.
David Silva comes on in place of Scott Sinclair.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Scott Sinclair. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Peter Crouch challenges Vincent Kompany unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington replaces Michael Kightly. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Barry replaces Carlos Tevez.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic. Outswinging corner taken by Sisenando Maicon, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott. Joleon Lescott takes the free kick.
Mario Balotelli fouled by Jonathan Walters, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.
Michael Kightly fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick. Francisco Javi Garcia receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Andy Wilkinson gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri, clearance made by Robert Huth.
Michael Kightly takes a shot. Sisenando Maicon gets a block in. Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line to the near post, Sisenando Maicon manages to make a clearance.
Peter Crouch has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Charlie Adam takes a short corner.
Foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded. Ryan Shawcross takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Glenn Whelan on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Yaya Toure.
Unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.
Foul by Mario Balotelli on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Charlie Adam takes a corner.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam played to the near post, clearance made by Mario Balotelli.
Andy Wilkinson fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.
Foul by Sisenando Maicon on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded. Marc Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Wilkinson challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mario Balotelli restarts play with the free kick.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
The referee blows for offside. Joleon Lescott takes the indirect free kick.
Sisenando Maicon takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic. Outswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line, Peter Crouch makes a clearance.
Francisco Javi Garcia scores a headed goal from inside the box. Stoke 1-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Tevez.
Andy Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Balotelli. Free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Adam, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Peter Crouch. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Foul by Charlie Adam on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Yaya Toure.
Charlie Adam challenges Samir Nasri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samir Nasri takes the direct free kick.
Mario Balotelli produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Gael Clichy. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.
Peter Crouch scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 1-0 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Walters.
Charlie Adam takes the outswinging corner, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.
Scott Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.
Jonathan Walters fouled by Sisenando Maicon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
Unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line, save by Asmir Begovic.
Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Michael Kightly. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
Handball by Charlie Adam. Direct free kick taken by Sisenando Maicon.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Crouch. Vincent Kompany takes the indirect free kick.
Pulis not putting pressure on Owen
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is mindful of putting too much pressure on new signing Michael Owen and has stressed the former England star is simply one of several options now at his disposal in attack.
The Potters completed the capture of Owen, who had been a free agent after his release over the summer by Manchester United, last week on a one-year deal and he could be set for his debut in tomorrow's Barclays Premier League visit of Manchester City.
The 32-year-old striker, dogged by a catalogue of injury problems throughout his career, says he feels in good enough condition to feature and he will be assessed by Pulis ahead of kick-off.
While fitness is likely be a key factor in how much game time Owen gets at Stoke, he is undoubtedly one of the biggest names ever to join the Staffordshire club and there will be a considerable sense of anticipation among Potters fans about what he might deliver.
The weight of expectation on the ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and Newcastle frontman is something Pulis wants to try to ease, and the manager has been keen to emphasise that Owen is very much part of a group of forwards in his squad.
"I think by bringing Michael in now, we have got different options," Pulis said.
"We'll see how it goes - I don't want to put too much pressure on him.
"I just want him to come and enjoy his football and get fit and sharp again at a club where he knows if he plays well, he will have an opportunity."
Steven Nzonzi and Maurice Edu could also make their first appearances for the Staffordshire club.
Fellow midfielder and transfer deadline day arrival Charlie Adam may get a first start after making his bow as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at Wigan on September 1.
Winger Matthew Etherington and defender Andy Wilkinson, recently injured with a hamstring problem and concussion respectively, could be back in the team, but midfielder Jamie Ness (groin) will not be available.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is pleased to be getting his side's trip to Stoke out of the way early this season.
City dropped what might have proved two vital points in their ultimately successful title bid when they last visited the Britannia Stadium in the Barclays Premier League in March.
That game came amid a difficult spell for City in which their championship hopes seemed to have been lost as they fell eight points behind Manchester United.
Yet after staging a dramatic recovery in the closing weeks of the season to pip United on goal difference, their fightback from 1-0 down to secure a point at Stoke was seen in a different light.
Nevertheless, Mancini is glad the notoriously tricky trip is coming when there is less pressure and, such is the anticipated difficulty, next week's mouth-watering clash against Real Madrid is at the back of his mind.
Mancini said: "We need to think only about Stoke because we never win there - it is a difficult pitch - but it is better we have this game now than the end, like last year."
City have not won at Stoke since both clubs were in the third tier in 1999 and have never triumphed at the Britannia Stadium.
Six months ago they were grateful for a Yaya Toure equaliser after Peter Crouch had struck with a stunning long-range volley.
Mancini said: "Stoke is one of the worst pitches [grounds] in the Premier League because it is very difficult to play there. They are a strong team.
"For us, it is very difficult, but not only for us, for all the teams. It is important we try to play football like we do.
"I think that they have good players because this year they have changed, they have brought in good players.
"They are very strong, they are tall, but with this kind of football they stay always in the Premier League.
"For them, this is important. They have good players with experience.
"We have experience for this, all our players know this game, and we know it will be a tough game."
Striker Sergio Aguero could return from a knee injury, while fellow forward Mario Balotelli is clear to play after undergoing minor eye surgery during the international break.
Midfielder Gareth Barry (abdominal) is not yet fully fit and defender Micah Richards (ankle) remains sidelined.
Defenders Maicon and Matija Nastastic, midfielder Javi Garcia and winger Scott Sinclair - all deadline-day signings last month - could play some part.
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