Stoke vs Bristol C
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Stoke are looking for their first win of the Championship season after a 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol City.
It had seemed as though it could finally be the day of Stoke following Sam Clucas slotted home.
However, their hopes suffered a setback when Joe Allen was red-carded for a late night attack after just 12 minutes on Josh Brownhill.
The Potters continued to maintain the pressure and may have doubled their lead however, Daniel Bentley did well to keep out James McClean after 21 minutes.
However, Stoke, who stay married to the foot of desk, exhausted after the restart since Bristol made their man advantage count.
Plus they completed the comeback win with goals from Famara Diedhiou and Tom Edwards’ own purpose within the distance of seven minutes.
Clucas got Stoke off into a start when he blasted home after a from Bruno Martins Indi.
But the game turned on its head when Allen was sent-off for going in on Brownhill with his claws.
Since the Potters continued to control, han-Noah Massengo had to flip the ball over his own crossbar for a minute corner.
Bentley spread himself two minutes later to keep a close-range effort.
Jack Butland maintained to keep an Andreas Weimann shot after 23 minutes because the match burst to life.
Tommy Rowe was unable to discover the goal on 30 minutes with a header from Brownhill’s cross.
Antoine Semenyo blazed over from a tight angle before Clucas failed to keep a long-range effort down.
Tom Ince saw a shot saved by Bentley after a run to the box on 48 minutes.
Badou Ndiaye dragged an effort wide from distance minutes later as the home side appeared for a second that was pivotal.
But Diedhiou led home from the goal-line following a cross that was dazzling by Jack Hunt on 55 minutes to drag Bristol level.
When Edwards turned to his own while under 17, the visitors were ahead seven minutes.
However, Hunt again deserved the credit to your purpose later he beat his man before delivering another deadly cross.
Stoke were unable to create a fantastic opportunity to level at the closing stages with the volley out of Clucas the best they could offer.