Mark Hughes’ Stoke side seemed superior (say that 5 times fast) on the day at the Britannia Stadium, but they only managed to come away with a point following the 0-0 draw against Manchester City. Citeh manager Manuel Pellegrini made a couple puzzling decisions with his squad selection for the match, making 6 changes from City’s last match, a home win over Hull. Those changes included the introduction of Samir Nasri and Stevan Jovetic into the starting 11, but they failed to make an impact with Nasri substituted out in the 73rd and Jovetic even earlier in the 63rd. From the Stoke perspective, it was a case of missed opportunities as the Potters let chance after chance go by the wayside with the most notable of them being a Jonathan Walter’s header from point-blank range that he somehow put wide of Joe Hart’s goal. Fellow attacker Kenwyne Jones also had a couple shots a goal, but they all either sailed over the target or were repelled away by England’s number 1. The two teams only combined for 6 shots on goal as they both took a point away from their encounter in Stoke-on-Trent.
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