Stoke City | Sunderland v Stoke preview
UK time is: 01:48:28
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

13/03/07

8pm

On Sky

Sunderland v Stoke preview

The Potters make the long trip north to the Stadium of Light for Tuesday night's televised battle with fellow promotion hopefuls, Sunderland as they seek to build on their morale boosting victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Vital Quotes:

Lee Martin has been commenting on his first ever goal in senior football and told the official site: 'I feel I am getting better week by week, especially the last two games at Plymouth and on Saturday; I thought I did well.

'It's all about match practice to be honest, I have played a few games here now and I have really settled in.

'There is still more to come though. Scoring the goal is like having a weight lifted off my shoulders now, and I want to hopefully score a few more.'

Sunderland Team News:

Anthony Stokes, Tobias Hysen and Marton Fulop have all kissed and made up with manager, Roy Keane after missing the team bus to Saturday's match with Barnsley, which the Black Cats' won 2-0. Keane made them train with the reserves on Saturday as punishment but has said that they will be included in the squad on Tuesday. Dwight Yorke has a hamstring injury, but could be fit.

Player to watch: David Connolly

Connolly has 11 goals to his name this season and scored in Saturday's 2-0 win at Barnsley.

Stoke City Team News:

With Lee Hendrie out for three weeks, Lee Martin should have another opportunity to start. Ricardo Fuller is also likely to start his first match for a month after completing his four match suspension. Injury worries hang over Andy Griffin and Danny Higginbotham but Tony Pulis is keeping his cards close to his chest before revealing his likely starting eleven.

Player to watch: Liam Lawrence

Lawrence will be revelling in his first visit back to Wearside since joining the Potters on loan last year and then making his move permanent in January.

Match Facts & Stats

Next Fixtures:

Sat 17th March: Norwich (away) kick-off: 3pm
Sat 31st March: Leicester (home) kick-off: 3pm
Sat 7th April: West Brom (away) kick-off: 3pm


The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 12 2007

Time: 10:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Stoke City Articles

Butland Pushing For Return (Tuesday February 21 2017)

Berahino - I'm Ready For Tottenham (Tuesday February 21 2017)

Stoke City Injury News (Thursday February 16 2017)

Allen Looking To Push On (Tuesday February 14 2017)

Hughes Pleased With Palace Win (Monday February 13 2017)

Stats: Stoke v Crystal Palace (Saturday February 11 2017)

Stoke v Crystal Palace - Team Sheets (Saturday February 11 2017)

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
8. Watford 12 5 3 4 -3 18
9. WBA 13 4 5 4 1 17
10. AFC Bournemouth 12 4 3 5 -2 15
11. Stoke 13 3 5 5 -6 14
12. Burnley 13 4 2 7 -9 14
13. Southampton 11 3 4 4 0 13
14. Leicester City 13 3 4 6 -6 13

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Man City : 21/02/2017 21:35:01
Liverpool: Ref Watch 16/17 - Leicester City (Away)
Liverpool : 21/02/2017 17:40:01
City Will Sell to a Top-Six Rival
Chelsea : 21/02/2017 17:24:00
United Linked to Brazilian Striker
Man Utd : 21/02/2017 17:12:01
United Take 20-Man Squad to Saint Etienne
Man Utd : 21/02/2017 17:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Grant 10%
Bardsley 0%
Shawcross 0%
Martins Indi 33%
Pieters 0%
Whelan 0%
Adam 0%
Arnautovic 0%
Allen 16%
Sobhi 41%
Crouch 0%
Sub - Johnson 0%
Sub - Afellay 0%
Sub - Diouf 0%