The Stoke City striker raced down the M40 after the Arsenal match to make it to Brixton in time

Juan Agudelo

Transfer news: Stoke sign US international Juan Agudelo, but send him out on loan immediately

The Potters failed to get a work permit for the striker

John Guidetti

Transfer news: Stoke City confirm move for Manchester City striker John Guidetti

The youngster is among the most sought after players available for loan

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring their fifth goal in the 5-3 victory over Stoke City

Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5: Brendan Rodgers hails returning Daniel Sturridge after goalscoring comeback from injury

England striker netted the final goal on his return from nearly seven weeks out

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool (8) celebrates with Jordan Henderson (14) and Luis Suarez (7) as he scores their third goal from the penalty spot in the game against Stoke

Stoke City 3 Liverpool 5: Steven Gerrard hails 'big' win after thriller

Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge appear to have picked up where they left off

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger celebrates with Lucas Leiva and Luis Suarez after scoring against Hull City

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Villas-Boas has promised that Jermain Defoe will not be sold in January

Transfer news: Despite splitting opinion at Tottenham for an unsettled career, Jermain Defoe will rightfully join the Spurs Hall of Fame

Following the confirmation of his move to MLS side Toronto FC, Defoe brings to an end a somewhat unfulfilled partnership with Spurs that often saw him - rightly or wrongly - overlooked

Peter Crouch of Stoke shoots past Gary Cahill of Chelsea to score a goal to level the scores

Stoke City 3 Chelsea 2 match report: Oussama Assaidi stuns Blues in the last minute

Andre Schurrle double is not enough to secure comeback after Assaidi's late strike

Charlie Adam celebrates his dramatic injury-time penalty against Swansea

Swansea City 3 Stoke City 3 match report: Michael Laudrup fuming after late Charlie Adam penalty ruins comeback

Injury-time spot-kick capped a thrilling draw at the Liberty Stadium

Stephen Ireland of Stoke City

Capital One Cup: Stephen Ireland praised after scoring in Stoke City victory over Tranmere

Mark Hughes singles out the midfielder

Hodgson praised Spurs, Everton and Liverpool for giving opportunities to youngsters

Roy Hodgson fears for future of top English talent

England manager bemoans tendency of clubs like Tottenham to buy seasoned foreigners because the young English players cannot gain experience

Andre Villas-Boas: Expects the new FWA Player of the Year Gareth Bale to stay

West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor ready for training return

The West Ham United midfielder Matthew Taylor is hoping to return to training next week after being knocked unconscious at Stoke on Saturday.

Joe Cole's first West Ham goal for 10 years earned the hosts a deserved point as Loic Remy was denied a dream debut for QPR

QPR striker Loic Remy will not be risked says Harry Redknapp

Striker is doubtful for match against Swansea

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring against Brighton

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A look ahead to the Premier League clash at the Emirates

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