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Summary

  1. Stoke XI: Butland, Pieters, Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Whelan, Cameron, Shaqiri, Arnautovic, Afellay, Bojan
  2. Man City XI: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, De Bruyne, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Bony

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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City on the slide?

Martin Keown

Former Arsenal defender on Final Score

"They have not been playing well away from home and they are not playing like champions, there is a casualness. For me, it may have gone now."

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"Great confidence coming through this entire Stoke team - they will remember today. I would be very surprised if they don't go on to finish well up in the top 10. If everybody stays fit, they could challenge for Europe.

"Meanwhile, it's tough times for Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City. There were a lot of failures in that team today."  

FULL-TIME

Stoke 2-0 Man City

There it is, the full-time whistle. Mark Hughes leads Stoke City to victory over his former team. Have Stoke become Barcelona? Who knows?

Marko Arnautovic is still trying to have a scrap with anyone who moves. But his two goals and Xherdan Shaqiri's mastery have been the difference.

That's it from me here, but there will be ongoing reaction and build up to the rest of the games over here.

Stoke celebrate
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

This is just petering out. I guess we can't have excitement from whistle to whistle...

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Marko Arnautovic is having a few words with most of the Man City players. Settle down Marko, your work here is done.

There will be three minutes of injury time.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Calm down on Shaqiri being an 'inspired signing'. Great today but he's been relatively poor so far overall. Consistency key #bbcfootball

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Raheem Sterling, one of many disappointing Man City players today, has a go from distance. It's nowhere near.

Raheem Sterling
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Stoke 2-0 Man Cty

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"This isn't going to go down well with the Manchester City players. They are getting 'Oléd' by the Stoke fans."

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

10 minutes to go, 2 nil down and still no urgency in City's play, what does it take? #bbcfootball

Stoke 2-0 Man City

That's Ibrahim Afellay done for the day. Jon Walters in on in his place for Stoke. Very little happening at the moment. Man City have no ideas.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Navas is deceptively slow.

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Jesus Navas
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

#bbcfootball what an inspired signing has shaqiri been for Stoke city. Showed ambition and financial strength

Stoke 2-0 Man City

In case Man City score, I need to get this cracking stat in quickly.

Stoke have not conceded a Premier League goal with Ryan Shawcross on the pitch this season. Share that one with your mates in the pub tonight.

Ryan Shawcross
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"Despite the fact that there's been a bit of frustration and a bit of negativity about his missed chances, Xherdan Shaqiri has still been working hard for his team. 

"His attitude has been generally brilliant." 

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

City's masterful tactics of playing the long ball into the two shorts guy against the tall defenders is embarrassing #bbcfootball

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Exit Shakiri. The Swiss is taken off for Marco van Ginkel. What a game he has had.

Marco Van Ginkel
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Aleksandar Kolarov gets himself free down the left but rifles an effort into the side netting from a tight angle.

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Things go from bad to worse for Man City. Fernandinho pulls up with a hamstring injury and heads straight to the bench. Man City have used all their subs... they'll be playing with 10 men.

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Xherdan Shakiri thinks he's in training. The Swiss puts a pass right through the heart of the Man City defence that Bojan gets on to, but his first touch puts it against Joe Hart and City clear.

That's Bojan's last contribution, as he goes off for Joselu.

Bojan shoots towards goal
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"It's a tap-in! Xherdan Shaqiri went with his left foot - he has to go with his right there! He has to score.

"But the quality. The back-heel from Bojan, the pass from Marko Arnautovic... honestly we need to edit all the little Barcelona-like flicks on Match of the Day tonight."

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

For a team who are 2 nil down, Man City are extremely pedestrian going forward. Complete lack of urgency #bbcfootball

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

After the hammering from Liverpool, now this... I've no idea how many billions we've spent- but it's beyond a joke when a team that cost so much can play so badly. Embarrassing. Difficult to see where the actual problem lies. Players just after mon£y? Tactics? Motivation?

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Stoke are having fun.

Bojan's cheekiest of cheeky back heels puts Marko Arnautovic in down the left. Maybe he should shoot? But he rolls it across for Xherdan Shaqiri who can't get a toe on it. Man City survive.

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Stoke are playing as deep as they have done all afternoon, but look relatively comfortable. Kevin De Bruyne is having a frustrating time of it - he can't pick off those killer passes.

Kevin De Bruyne
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Fabian Delph lines one up from 25 yards. And it's about 25 yards over the Stoke bar. His goal last week seems to have gone to his head.

Fabian Delph
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Flowing, attacking football with flair, coupled with steel at the back. Hughes next Man City manag... Oh. #bbcfootball

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Marko Arnautovic decides it's time to give Xherdan Shaqiri a chance. He lays it off for the Swiss, but his shot from the edge of the area is gathered by Man City keeper Joe Hart.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

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Navas is on for David Silva. The Spaniard has been out of sorts - but this was his first start for a couple of months.

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Jesus Navas is tearing off his tracksuit like Superman in a phone booth. Can he be Man City's saviour?

Jesus Navas and David Silva
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"The players that are missing from this Manchester City side have been the core of their team when they've been successful, and they've missed them hugely. 

"Get them back and for me City are still favourites for the title. But they need to get them back."

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Man City are seeing more of the ball in the final third. They're not seeing any more of the whites of Jack Butland's eyes, though.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

It's time people stopped trying to brand teams with a playing style. Teams play differently depending on situation, first team, substitutions except a few examples (Barca 07-09). Stoke can play some wonderful football when they're up for it.

Rhys from London

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"That most recent close chance for Stoke must have been the final straw, for Manuel Pellegrini. The Manchester City manager's thought: 'Oh no, that's it. We're going to get done here.'

"I'm surprised the changes didn't come earlier."

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Man City start to make changes - although they seem confused about who's coming off. Finally, Wilfried Bony and Fernandinho are off. 

Fabian Delph and Kelechi Iheanacho are on.

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Here's how windy it is. It took Kevin De Bruyne four attempts to find a place to put the ball for a corner where it wouldn't be blown out of the quadrant.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

This is the first time we've played Arnie, Afellay, Bojan and Shaquiri in that front four. Hopefully, it's not the last! #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Please, let's stop making excuses for MCFC (no Kompany...); their backline cost more than SCFC's first-11.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Just before that Man City wanted a penalty, as Ryan Shawcross headed against Glenn Whelan's hand. None given.

And now Bojan is at the other end drawing a sharp save from Joe Hart, and Marko Arnautovic can't put away the rebound.

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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Xherdan Shaqiri twists and turns on the halfway line and Nicolas Otamendi has had enough - he catches the Swiss on the calf and receives a booking.

Otamendi challenges Shaqiri
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Stoke 2-0 Man City

Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Britannia Stadium

"I'm surprised there have been no changes from Manchester City at half-time. Perhaps it's the old: 'Go out and show me what you can do for the first 10 minutes.' 

"Fabian Delph and Jesus Navas are warming up - and I'd be very surprised if we didn't see one or both of them very soon."

Stoke 2-0 Man City

Desperate stuff from Aleksandar Kolarov, who swings a hopeful ball into the Stoke area from deep. It's simple for Jack Butland, although he does have a little fumble before gathering.

Jack Butland
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