UK time is: 14:31:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sunderland vs. Stoke City

Stadium of Light

Saturday 6th November

3pm

Black Cats vs Potters preview

Both sides will still be suffering after last week's defeats. Stoke were unlucky to lose at Everton, but the Black Cats' luck ran out in dramatic fashion at their local rivals, Newcastle on Sunday where they went down 5-1 and saw a player sent off.

Vital Quotes:

There is no shortage of Stoke players making a return to their old club on Saturday: Thomas Sorensen, Rory Delap, Dean Whitehead, Danny Collins, Danny Higginbotham and our latest Wearside recruit, Kenwyne Jones will all be raring to start.

Collins told the offical SCFC site: 'There is always a little bit of banter when you go back to a former club, but hopefully I can do much of my talking with a smile on my face after the game. There are quite a few lads there who I am looking forward to seeing.'

Sunderland Team News:

Titus Bramble is suspended after his red card at St. James Park. Their 13m record signing, Asamoah Gyan is likely to make his first Premier League start

Player to watch: Darren Bent

It could be a difficult match with the Black Cats keen to put that game last week behind them and with a front row likely to Bent and Gyan it will not be easy.

Stoke City Team News:

Thomas Sorensen is said to be fit again, but TP will have to decide if he's going to give Asmir Begovic another chance in goal with Birmingham coming up on Tuesday. Ricardo Fuller also appears to be nearly fit and, if so, will be on the bench. We'll have to see if Tuncay is given another start after seeing a perfectly good goal disallowed last weekend. Rory Delap is a doubt after suffering with a calf strain.

Player to watch: Kenwyne Jones

Jones is due a return to goalscoring form and playing against your former club always helps to raise the Adrenalin levels another notch.

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 9th November: Birmingham (home) kick-off: 7.44pm
Saturday 13th November: Liverpool (home) kick-off: 5.30pm (ESPN)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 5 2010

Time: 9:19PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stoke secure marquee Bojan signing (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Palacios fails Qatar medical (Monday July 21 2014)

Jerome left out of Germany squad (Saturday July 19 2014)

Palacios set for Qatar switch (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cameron given freedom of home city (Saturday July 19 2014)

Which strikers could leave Stoke? (Friday July 18 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Lukaku is a massive coup for Everton
Everton : 31/07/2014 13:00:00
The One's Sunderland Are Not Interested In.
Sunderland : 31/07/2014 12:02:00
Significant day in the history of Everton
Everton : 31/07/2014 12:00:00
Vergini Move Draws Closer
Sunderland : 31/07/2014 11:46:00
Collison on Trial at Loftus Road!
West Ham : 31/07/2014 11:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke player of the World Cup
Suggested By:  
Begovic 9%
Cameron 11%
Odemwingie 76%
Palacios 4%