The suns out here in the Potteries as the two teams head out onto the field for today's game. There's an Autumn breeze but we're hoping for plenty of heat out on the pitch when the action gets underway.
Allen gets the game underway with the Potters shooting to our left towards the Sharp Stand. Come on Stoke!
Sunderland with a lot of the ball early on but it's goalless after five minutes
Arnautovic takes advantage of space down the left hand side as Stoke break on the counter. He beats O'Shea with his cross to find Bony but he is challenged after controlling
Back to come Stoke and a wonderful ball through the defence by Shaqiri finds Arnautovic again. He keeps the ball in, turns and crosses for Joe Allen who heads home for his fourth in a row!
Get in there! 1-0 to Stoke!
The first time in his career he's scored four in a row for club and country, and in three consecutive games in club football. Also our first direct assist of the season.
A great start for the Potters - just what we needed. The little Welshman is certainly in form isn't he!
Sunderland with a corner at the other end now but that one is headed away at the near post area by Wilfried Bony before van Aanholt overhits the follow-up cross which drops out for a throw in on the other flank.