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Steven N'Zonzi, right, of Stoke City and John O'Shea, left, of Sunderland compete for a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at the Stadium of Light

Doing simple things serves Stoke City well, but how long can that last?

The Potters look to have secured another season of Premier League football

Jon Walters reacts after missing a penalty

Jon Walters will recover says team-mate Asmir Begovic following nightmare game

Stoke striker scored two own goals and missed a penalty

Peter Crouch (L) of Stoke City celebrates scoring his second goal with Michael Kightly (R)

Stoke hopeful Peter Crouch will be fit for Aston Villa meeting

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2. Let’s hope canny Pulis gets the best out of Owen<br/>
Michael Owen’s arrival at Stoke is intriguing for many reasons. It is further evidence that Tony Pulis, that canny operator, is changing his team’s style. It is confirmation of Stoke’s status as an established top-flight club, and raises the prospect of Owen enjoying an Indian summer to a career that once promised to be among the game’s most glittering but has long been in sad decline. Anyone who remembers the joy Owen brought to the game as an 18-year-old will hope the move is a success for all parties.

Back-to-back home games key for Stoke boss Tony Pulis

The Potters have won just twice this season

Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis in 2010

Tony Pulis looks to draw line under feud with Mark Hughes

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is ready to knock back a drink or two with fellow Welshman Mark Hughes to finally draw a line under their feud.

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross

Tony Pulis 'hoping and praying' Ryan Shawcross will see out career at Stoke

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is “hoping and praying” Ryan Shawcross will see out his career with the club, but will not stand in his way should a bigger team come calling.

Ibrahimovic will punish England if they let him

Swedish focus on Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave gaps for England

The 21st minute of a game Sweden were destined to lose. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, from his deep-lying starting point, sets off on a brisk counter attack. He has two Ukrainian defenders ahead of him and Markus Rosenberg to his left. As one, the pub I watched the game in cried ‘give it’. A simple throughball would split the central defensive pairing in two and set the striker free to bear down on goal.

Rory Delap slides in to tackle Crawley Town’s David Hunt

Stoke defender Rory Delap wins red card appeal

Stoke defender Rory Delap has won his appeal against the red card he received in Sunday's FA Cup win over Crawley.

Lee Martin enjoys scoring for Ipswich last night

Jewell risks trouble with 'man' rant

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Jones denies 10-man Norwich

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Rodallega secures Wigan's great escape

Stoke 0 Wigan 1

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James Lawton: Football will be the winner if finalists upstage League and live up to Wembley's traditions

The TV paymasters and their Premier League lackeys have done their best but the sense here this morning must be a somewhat exuberant one. It is that they have failed, despite the most strenuous efforts, to kill off the FA Cup final as anything more than an obscure sideshow.

Outside the Box: Shotton in the arm is a throwback to Challinor

Should Rory Delap suffer a recurrence of one of his shoulder injuries in the run-up to Saturday's FA Cup final, Stoke City appear to have a ready-made replacement at hand.

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