Last season nothing went right for Mark Hughes but since he joined Stoke City in May the Welshman can do little wrong. Almost his first act as manager at the Britannia Stadium was to offer the out-of-contract Jermaine Pennant a new 12-month deal and yesterday the former Arsenal and Liverpool winger paid him back with a late goal that gave Stoke only their third win in 30 Premier League away games.
Being in the hat for the Capital One Cup third round is good, but what West Ham United managed tonight might be even better. Sam Allardyce gave Ravel Morrison, his brilliant prodigal 20-year-old midfielder a whole 90 minutes of football, his first West Ham start.
A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at Upton Park
The winger joined from Liverpool for £5m
The match at Anfield ended 0-0
Neither team were able to break the deadlock
Spurs threw away a lead at Anfield
Midfielder scored equaliser against Spurs at the weekend
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watched Luis Suarez "create havoc" in the 3-2 win over Tottenham but felt the character of the whole side pulled them through.
The Uruguayan is enjoying his best season at Anfield
The sides meet in the Premier League this weekend
The Reds' debt has risen by £21.8million to £87.2million
At heart he is a disrupter and a pest, a footballing teaser and taunter
Fringe players failed to impress in 3-2 defeat to Oldham
Premier League side were beaten by League One Oldham in the FA Cup
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