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  1. Stoke starting XI: Butland, Johnson, Cameron, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Adamch., Shaqiri, Krkic, Arnautovic, Walters
  2. Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Distin, Daniels, Pugh, Gosling, Surman, Ritchie, Tomlin, Wilson

Live Reporting

By James McMath

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "The Stoke fans chant 'England's number one' as the orange-clad Jack Butland sticks out a glove to keep out Glenn Murray and preserve the hosts' slender lead. With Joe Hart benched by Manchester City today because of a back injury, is there an opening between the sticks for Roy Hodgson's side?" 

Four minutes stoppage time at the Britannia. Stoke have the ball in the corner, looking to see out what would be their first league win of the season.


Only a brilliant one-handed save from Jack Butland stops Glenn Murray from making it 2-2. 

The Stoke fans treat the goalkeeper to a rendition of "England's No.1"

Could be a huge win for Hughes

Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth

Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on Final Score

  "You talk about managers under pressure, and Mark Hughes has been one of them. This could be a huge win for Stoke."

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Tension, what tension? The Potters are back on track for that first league win as Glen Johnson's deep cross evades the outstretched leg of defender Sylvain Distin - who's not missed much today - and substitute Mame Biram Diouf makes no mistake from close range. Bournemouth are readying sub Adam Smith as their last throw of the dice." 

GOAL Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth

Mame Biram Diouf

Just as Bournemouth looked most likely to find a winner, substitute Mame Biram Diouf puts the hosts back in front. Glen Johnson's cross from the right wing area is perfect and Diouf's diving header beats Artur Boruc.

Mame Biram Diouf


Stoke are creaking here and Gosling almost adds a second. Marc Pugh's backheel presented a shooting chance from 20 yards but Jack Butland got a solid hand to it.

Dan's the man

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Bournemouth have a lifeline. Matt Ritchie's cross causes problems in the Stoke defence and a rebound off Glen Johnson falls kindly for Dan Gosling, who hammers home his first league goal for the Cherries. 

"All his six previous strikes for them came in the League Cup. And his last Premier League goal was back in November 2011, for Newcastle in a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City." 

Dan Gosling
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GOAL Stoke 1-1 Bournemouth

Dan Gosling

Gosling scores

Stoke were dropping deeper and deeper and it's cost them dearly.

Marc Pugh's low drive was blocked in the area but it fell kindly for Dan Gosling, whose deflected shot beat Jack Butland

It's tense

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Bournemouth are huffing and puffing, Stoke are throwing bodies in the way, and there's an air of tension around the ground whenever the visitors keep the ball for long spells. With Bojan off the field, the hosts have lost a little creative spark. 

"It's still a bright, sunny day but the main stand has now cast a deep shadow over all but the far touchline." 

Marko Arnautovic
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Lee Tomlin delivers a free-kick towards an offside team-mate in the Stoke area and it's the forward's final contribution of the day. He's replaced by Joshua King with 20 minutes to go.

It's difficult to tell when Mark Hughes is really unhappy. He's called Jonathan Walters over to the touchline for a chat and the manager certainly doesn't look best pleased with how his side are going about this second half.

Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live

"I love coming to the Potteries but it's not often I get to say it's warm here."

A glimmer of a chance for Marc Pugh, who is slipped through by Simon Francis, but the Stoke defence are alert and crowd out the Bournemouth wide man.

Stoke squandered a 2-0 lead against Leicester last weekend and it looks like they've learned their lesson. 

They have every player inside their own half at the moment, as Bournemouth enjoy a spell of possession without really threatening. 

Sure enough, Diouf is on now. Bojan, who is still working his way back up to full fitness after a long injury, makes way. Looks like Walters will drop into the No.10 role behind Diouf.

A rare shot for Bournemouth as Glenn Murray tries his luck from 20 yards. It was all along the ground and central enough for Jack Butland to gather the ball comfortably. 

Looks like Mame Diouf is warming up to come on for the hosts.

Jonathan Walters might not be a stellar name in world football but he does a great job for Stoke. As well as scoring goals, he holds the ball up well and brings players such as Bojan and Marko Arnautovic into the proceedings. 

It's a record

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "We have a record-breaker today - the crowd of 27,742 (including 1,635 away fans) is Stoke's highest ever Premier League attendance, the club has proudly told us."

You'd think Stoke boss Mark Hughes would look a bit happier about things, wouldn't you?

Mark Hughes

Some 1,635 Bournemouth fans have made the long journey up to Stoke but they've had little to cheer at the moment.

Stoke have started the second half the better of the two teams as they look to add to Jonathan Walters's goal. 

All-action Arnautovic

Stoke 1-0 Bournemouth

Marko Arnautovic

Stoke's Marko Arnautovic did pretty much everything but score in the first half - and he came close to doing that just before the break with his only shot of the game (red circle below).

The Austrian set up Jon Walters with a cut-back (blue square) and has been successful with 95.5% of his passes, the highest rate on the pitch. Only two of his 22 passes went astray (red squares) and he has been the game's most influential player so far.

Marko Arnautovic's first half
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We're back under way at the Britannia, running about nine minutes behind the other 15:00 BST kick-offs.

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Stoke are halfway towards their much-needed first Premier League win of the season while visitors Bournemouth rather lost their way for a spell after losing top scorer Callum Wilson to a serious-looking injury. 

"Eddie Howe's side came more into the game in the last 5-10 minutes before the break - but nearly conceded a second in the 10th minute of stoppage time as Stoke, with only 10 men on the field, broke from a Cherries corner and Marko Arnautovic fired just wide."

Stoke are moving out of the bottom three as things stand, while Bournemouth will slip a place and drop into the bottom six if results stay the same.



A strange first half at the Britannia. Bournemouth have struggled to cope with the loss of Callum Wilson and Stoke deservedly lead through Jonathan Walters's goal, set up by Marko Arnautovic.

Jon Walters

A bit of confusion here. Xherdan Shaqiri has gone for a sit down on the bench but he hasn't been substituted. 

With 10 men, Stoke almost double their advantage as Marko Arnautovic goes close.

Finally, it's half-time.

Another ambitious drive from Matt Ritchie from about 35 yards is deflected wide for a Bournemouth corner but his delivery is poor.

Now Xherdan Shaqiri looks like he's struggling with an injury.

We've played 51 minutes so far, and I still haven't had chance to write "Cherries on top". This is quite disappointing.

Eddie Howe's men certainly ending the second half better than they have been for most of it.

Stoke really have to win

Stoke 1-0 Bournemouth

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

"Under Mark Hughes they are trying to pass the ball now, but Stoke have really got to win this game, especially with Bournemouth losing Callum Wilson. There's a pressure growing on all managers now, you have to get results."  

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Bournemouth finally find some of their trademark fluent passing as a move involving Marc Pugh, Glenn Murray and Lee Tomlin sets up Matt Ritchie in a great shooting position - but the Scotland winger's shot was blocked by his Dutch marker Erik Pieters. 

"With nine minutes of added time just signalled following the Wilson injury, this could be a late finish."

The time added on has come largely as a result of the stoppage in the 17th minute when Callum Wilson was carried off on a stretcher with a worrying looking injury.

Callum Wilson
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There'll be nine minutes of added time at the Britannia...

Lee Tomlin
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Bournemouth should be level. Marc Pugh finds Lee Tomlin in the 18-yard box but the Cherries striker chooses to pass to Matt Ritchie. Erik Pieters throws himself in front of the ball to block the shot.

Jack's the lad for England

Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live

"When I look at Jack Butland, I think he might become England's regular goalkeeper in the not-to-distant future. And that's taking nothing away from Joe Hart."

Jack Butland
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Charlie Adam is pulling the strings for Stoke. His ball down the left finds Glenn Whelan whose cross aimed at Jon Walters is just about cut out by Steve Cook. We've seen very little from Bournemouth as an attacking force.

We've got six minutes left of the first half but there will surely be a hefty chunk of added time because of the injury to Callum Wilson.

Cherries slack at the back

BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Jonathan Walters vindicates his selection ahead of Peter Crouch as the focal point of Stoke's attack as he taps in following some great work from the stylish Marko Arnautovic. 

"There may be inquests about the visitors' marking, after Walters was left unguarded with four blue shirts in the vicinity around him."

Jon Walters
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Bournemouth look to respond immediately but Glenn Murray's weak header from Lee Tomlin's cross is easy for Jack Butland to claim.