Date: 25th August 2018 at 5:23pm
Written by:
Stoke City
2 – 0
Hull City

Bet365 Stadium

Championship

25/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 23311

Referee: Bond

Stoke City Hull City
McClean (9), de Wijs (og 59)
Butland Marshall
Martina Lichaj
Shawcross Burke
Martins Indi de Wijs
Pieters Kingsley
Diouf 88 Bowen 78
Allen Henriksen
Etebo Batty
McClean
 
Kane 67
Berahino 80 Evandro
 
 
Crouch 80 Campbell 63

Substitutes

Bauer 88 Stewart 78
Afobe 80 Dicko 63
Adam Toral
Fletcher Long
Bojan 80 Keane 67
Federici Curry
Souttar McKenzie

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 4
5 On Target 0
8 Corners 5
8 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
65 % 35

A poor start to the Championship campaign of 2018/19 after last season’s relegation continued in midweek as Stoke City lost out to newly promoted Wigan Athletic, so fans were praying we’d finally get ourselves up and running under Gary Rowett as we hosted Hull City at the Bet365 Stadium earlier today.

A ninth-minute goal from James McClean proved to be the perfect tonic in a far improved and dominating performance from the first team and we made life more comfortable for ourselves just ahead of the hour mark as a Mame Biram Diouf effort took a deflection off defender Jordy de Wijs and looped into the net.

The visitors were then quickly reduced to ten men as midfielder Evandro picked up a second yellow card, so we eased to victory in the minutes that remained and saw off whatever threat they then posed.

At least Rowett is now off the mark for the year as we make it five points from our opening Championship matches and at least the search for a win is now not hanging around our necks, so fingers crossed the side can grow in confidence now and really kick on and the clean sheet will only help that.

 

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