Stoke vs Bristol C
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Stoke are still searching for their first win of the Championship season after a 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol City.
It had seemed as though it could finally be Stoke’s day following Sam Clucas slotted home from a corner.
But their hopes suffered a setback when Joe Allen was red-carded to get a lunging tackle after only 12 minutes on Josh Brownhill.
The Potters continued to maintain the pressure and could have doubled their lead however Daniel Bentley failed to keep out James McClean following 21 minutes.
However, Stoke, who remain married to the foot of desk, exhausted after the restart since their man advantage count was left by Bristol.
Plus they completed the comeback win with goals in Famara Diedhiou and Tom Edwards’ purpose inside the space of seven minutes.
When he blasted home following a good lay-off by Bruno Martins Indi clucas got Stoke off.
But the game turned on its mind when Allen had been sent-off for moving in on Brownhill with his studs.
As the Potters continued to control, han-Noah Massengo had to turn the ball over his own crossbar to get a 19th minute corner.
Bentley spread himself two minutes to keep out a close-range effort.
Jack Butland saved with his toes to keep out an Andreas Weimann shot after 23 minutes since the match burst into life.
Tommy Rowe was not able to obtain the goal with a header in the cross of Brownhill on 30 minutes.
Antoine Semenyo blazed over from a tight angle before Clucas neglected to keep a long-range effort down on the stroke of half-time.
Tom Ince saw a shot saved about 48 minutes by Bentley following a surging run into the box.
Badou Ndiaye dragged an effort wide from distance moments later as the home side looked for a moment that was decisive.
But Diedhiou headed home by Jack Hunt on 55 minutes by the goal-line following a cross that was dazzling to haul Bristol level.
When Edwards turned to his own while under 17, the people were seven minutes after.
However, Hunt again deserved the credit to the purpose after which he beat his man before delivering another deadly cross to the back post.
Stoke were then not able to create a fantastic opportunity to level at the closing stages with an volley from Clucas how they can provide.