Mark Hughes on brink as Newcastle’s Ayoze Pérez sinks struggling Stoke

01 January 2018 05:07
Mark Hughes is on the brink once again after his controversial decision to name a weakened team at Chelsea badly backfired with defeat 48 hours later at the hands of a Newcastle United side who had won only one of their previous 12 matches. Ayoze Pérez scored the goal that piled the pressure on the Stoke manager and prompted loud calls from some of their supporters for the Welshman to be sacked.Peter Coates was there to witness it all unfold and it was tempting to wonder what was going through the Stoke chairman’s mind when those “Hughes Out” chants broke out in the Boothen end during the dying moments of the game. Boos greeted the final whistle seconds later and the manager cut a forlorn figure as he turned on his heel and made his way along the touchline, drenched and dismayed. Related: Ragnar Klavan’s injury-time goal clinches dramatic Liverpool victory Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian