Action underway here with Defoe getting things started for Sunderland. No changes for either side at half-time.
Stoke corner after good work from Shaqiri and Arnautovic.
Bony flicks Shaqiri's ball on at the near post but Sunderland win the second ball before Watmore hooks it away
Great double save by Pickford!
Stoke all over Sunderland here. Pieters gets down the left wing and cuts back a ball to Bony on the edge of the box. He sends the ball to the bottom right corner by Pickford saves. Allen is there for the rebound but he saves that one too!
Sunderland waste an opportunity from a free kick and Grant collects the ball as it stops before rolling out. He dinks the ball down the line to Shaqiri - more good play from the on-loan keeper. He puts Bony through with a great through ball but he fires several yards wide. Still not happening for Wilfried yet, sadly.
Sunderland sub - Pienaar on for McNair
Arnautovic books for dissent after a handball claim in the penalty area is dismissed. Stoke do get a free kick on the left wing though and Arnautovic will take.
He goes for goal but Pickford gets across to gather.
Great pass through the lines from Arnautovic to Shaqiri. He takes a touch and shoots but that one is turned behind for a corner
Shaqiri curls that one out before it reaches the box - goal kick
Watmore causes problems in the Stoke box and the ball moves across the face of the goal. Thankfully Bardsley hacks that one away before anyone can get a shot in.
Hopefully there's no complacency creeping in here. The fans could help by urging the team on a bit more they've just gone a bit quiet
Arnautovic drills an effort narrowly wide of the post after good work form him, Allen and Bony in the build-up. That one took a tough though - corner.
A much better delivery this time from Shaqiri over on the far side but that one is punched away by Pickford
Watmore cuts infield from the left but fires over the bar
Stoke sub here on 64 - Bardsley is feeling it a bit here and cannot continue. He gets a standing ovation from all sides. Adam replaces him, with Cameron dropping in to cover at right back.
And Stoke get a third - oh no it's ruled out for offside!
Arnautovic found Adam with a pass and after wriggling free of two men he fires the ball towards goal. Arnautovic diverts it into the back of the net but he's standing in an offside position. Replays show Adam's original attempt wouldn't have gone in so he had to try that one.
Khazri whips in a free kick from 25 yards out but Stoke get that one clear.