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Mark Hughes looks on from the touchline

Stoke v Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium

Diego Costa scored twice in seven minutes as Chelsea beat Real Sociedad 2-0

Manchester United will finish above Liverpool in Premier League, predicts Michael Owen

In the battle of his former sides, Owen expects the Red Devils to come out on top, but both will finish above Arsenal

Erik Lamela scored during Tottenham's 6-1 win over Celtic

Pre-season round-up:Erik Lamela on target again as Tottenham smash Celtic for six while Newcastle go down to Malaga

Six different scorers help Spurs to a 6-1 win in Helsinki

Stoke City: 2014/15 Premier League fixtures and results

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures

Bojan Krkic in action for Barcelona

Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic from Barcelona

The 23-year-old failed to make a big impact at the Nou Camp

REVEALED: 13 Premier League clubs increase ticket prices, with Manchester City cheapest and Arsenal most costly

The average price of a season ticket to watch a top-flight side stands at £526. (Click the table above to enlarge)

Former Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibie has opened a patisserie with his wife

Former Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibie opens a patisserie in the Potteries

Cult hero spent eight years with the club, scoring 26 goals

Bojan is on the verge of agreeing a deal to Stoke

Bojan Krkic to Stoke: Barcelona striker 'on the verge' of agreeing deal to join Stoke in shock switch

Forward has failed to fulfil his potential so far but at 23 he has plenty of time to develop into the player Barcelona had hoped

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League fixtures 2014-15: A complete guide to next season's race for the title as Manchester City prepare to defend crown

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Marko Arnautovic and Marc Muniesa celebrate after an own goal by Gareth McAuley

Stoke fixtures 2014/15: Potters finish up with tricky Liverpool clash

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Steve Sidwell has joined Stoke on a free transfer after being released by relegated Fulham

Steve Sidwell joins Stoke: Former Fulham midfielder joins on two-year deal

Sidwell was released by Fulham following their relegation and has been snapped up by Stoke who have already signed defender Phil Bardsley

Mame Diouf of Hannover in action during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and Hannover 96

Transfer news: Stoke chief executive reveals club haven't received any contact for Ryan Shawcross amid reported Manchester City interest

Tony Scholes says he is not surprised by interest in the Potters' captain but stresses there has not been an approach from either City or Newcastle

Stoke and West Brom players clash

West Brom 1 Stoke City 2 match report: Pepe Mel in limbo after signing off with a whimper

Adam struck for the Potters with three minutes remaining

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