Stoke vs Bristol C
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Stoke are looking for their first win of the Championship season following a 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol City.
It had looked as though it could eventually be the day of Stoke after Sam Clucas slotted home.
But their hopes suffered a blow when Joe Allen was red-carded to get a late night attack on Josh Brownhill after just 12 minutes.
The Potters may have doubled their lead and continued to keep the pressure up however Daniel Bentley failed to keep out James McClean following 21 minutes.
However, exhausted after the restart as their man advantage count was made by Bristol.
Plus they finished the comeback win with goals in Famara Diedhiou and Tom Edwards’ target in the distance of seven minutes.
Clucas got Stoke off when he blasted at home following a good lay-off by Bruno Martins Indi.
When Allen was sent-off for moving in with his claws on 19, but the game turned on its head.
As the Potters continued to dominate, han-Noah Massengo had to turn the ball over his crossbar to get a second corner.
Bentley spread himself brilliantly two minutes to keep out a close-range campaign from McClean.
Jack Butland maintained with his toes to keep an Andreas Weimann shot after 23 minutes since the game burst to life.
Tommy Rowe was unable to discover the target 30 minutes with a header in the cross of Brownhill.
Antoine Semenyo blazed over from a tight angle after 42 minutes, even before Clucas neglected to keep a effort down.
Tom Ince saw a shot saved after a surging run to the box on 48 minutes by Bentley.
Badou Ndiaye dragged an effort wide from distance minutes looked for a second.
However, Diedhiou led home by Jack Hunt about 55 minutes from the goal-line after a cross to haul Bristol level.
When Edwards turned into his own while under pressure the visitors were ahead seven minutes later.
But Hunt again deserved the credit to its goal before delivering another deadly cross once he beat his man.
Stoke were not able to produce a good chance to level in the closing phases with an off-target volley from Clucas the best they could offer.