Date: 15th February 2016 at 9:49am
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Stoke City stopped their succession of 3-0 defeats this weekend as they took all three points on the South Coast as they beat AFC Bournemouth 3-1.


One player really impressed in the victory enough to be named in BBC pundit Garth Crooks’ team of the weekend.


Gianelli Imbula

Mark Hughes looks like another Premier League manager who isn’t afraid to harass his chairman into putting his hand in his pocket during the transfer window. In Stoke’s 3-1 win at Bournemouth, Giannelli Imbula looked like he was worth every penny of his £18.3m record-breaking fee.


He was creative in attack and resilient in defence and scored a super goal, which he started and finished himself. It was a great win for Stoke, who have made a great decision to freeze their ticket prices for the ninth consecutive season.


Did you know?
Giannelli Imbula scored with his first shot on target in the Premier League with the opener for Stoke against Bournemouth