We acknowledge those who lost their lives in various wars here ahead of Remembrance Sunday next week before getting underway with the first half! Come on Stoke!
We have a great view of the proceedings today - a little bit far away but we're impressed with this magnificent arena on our first visit
Stoke corner here inside the opening five minutes. Good play by Jonathan Walters there. Bardsley puts it way over after the initial ball in was headed away by Ogbonna.
West Ham corner here just over ten and a half minutes gone. Flighted to the edge of the area where Antonio misses his kick with Allen running to close down the space
Pieters looks to break with the ball and Antonio, having missed his kick, then slides in and fouls the left back from behind. Booking for him.
Ohh great opportunity for Stoke there as Walters is put through by Bony. He takes a bit of a heavy touch and delays a cross into the box, sadly allowing the defenders to get in plcae to intercept and clear. Ramadan was poised behind them.
Bony finds room in the West Ham half and runs at James Collins. He shifts the ball onto his right foot and shoots from 20 yards out but the centre half makes a block. Allen is on hand for the rebound but fires that over the bar.
Grant does well to punch a dangerous looking cross into the box from the left away. Noble tries his luck from distance but his half volley is poor and drops out well wide.
Walters blocks Cresswell's low cross from the left and the home team get a corner as they to put an end to their very slow start.
Oh great save by Grant! And Stoke clear their lines. Antonio I think it was who roses at the back post to power a header down. The keeper not only saves it but scoops it out of danger. Great stuff Lee!
Walters involved again at the other end and he flights a cross into the box. Bony rises to meet it with a header but cannot get that one on target sadly. Goal kick.