Stoke vs Bristol C
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Stoke are searching 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 Stoke’s day following Sam Clucas slotted home from a fourth-minute corner.
However, their hopes suffered a setback when Joe Allen was red-carded to get a night attack on Josh Brownhill after just 12 minutes.
The Potters continued to keep the pressure up and could have doubled their lead but Daniel Bentley failed to maintain James McClean after 21 minutes.
As their individual advantage count was made by Bristol However, tired after the restart.
Plus they finished the comeback win with goals in Famara Diedhiou and Tom Edwards’ own target in the space of seven minutes.
Clucas got Stoke off into a start when he smashed at home after a from Bruno Martins Indi.
However, the game turned on its mind when Allen had been sent-off for moving in on Brownhill with his claws.
Since the Potters continued to control han-Noah Massengo needed to turn the ball over his own crossbar for a 19th second corner.
Bentley disperse himself brightly two minutes afterwards to keep a close-range campaign.
Jack Butland maintained with his toes to keep an Andreas Weimann shot after 23 minutes because the match burst into life.
Tommy Rowe was not able to get the target on 30 minutes with a header from the cross of Brownhill.
Before Clucas failed to keep down a long-range effort on the stroke of half-time antoine Semenyo blazed over from a tight angle after 42 minutes.
Tom Ince saw a shot saved about 48 minutes.
Badou Ndiaye dragged an effort wide from distance moments looked for a second that was pivotal.
However, Diedhiou headed home by Jack Hunt on 55 minutes from the goal-line following a dazzling cross to drag Bristol level.
When Edwards turned to his own while under 17, the visitors were ahead seven minutes.
Before sending another deadly chipped cross after he beat his man, but Hunt deserved all the credit to your purpose.
Stoke were unable to create a good opportunity to level at the final stages with an off-target volley from Clucas.
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