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James McMath

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  1. FULL-TIME Stoke 2-1 Bournemouth

  2. Post update

    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?" 

  3. Post update

    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"

  5. 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."

  6. Post update

    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." 

  7. 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
  8. CLOSE!

    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.

  9. 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
  10. 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

  11. 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
  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    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."

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Post update

    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. 

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

    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. 

  20. 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
  21. Post update

    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. 

  22. 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
  23. Post update

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

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    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."

  25. Post update

    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
  27. Post update

    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.

  28. Post update

    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.

  29. Post update

    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.

  30. 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."  

  31. Post update

    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."

  32. Post update

    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
  33. Post update

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

    Lee Tomlin
  34. CLOSE!

    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.

  35. 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
  36. Post update

    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.

  37. Post update

    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.

  38. 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
  39. Post update

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

  40. GOAL - Stoke 1-0 Bournemouth

    Jon Walters

    Stoke score

    Bournemouth finally crack. Great work from Marko Arnautovic down the left and his cutback was tucked home from close range by Walters for his second in as many matches.

    Stoke goal
  41. GOAL - Stoke 1 Bournemouth 0

    Jon Walters

  42. 'Stoke need to capitalise'

    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The injury to Callum Wilson seems to have disrupted Bournemouth but you get the feeling that Stoke need to take advantage by scoring a goal - otherwise they might regret it."

  43. Post update

    BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Glenn Murray signed for Bournemouth on deadline day from Crystal Palace, with an eye-catching record of seven Premier League goals in nine starts and six substitute appearances in the second half of last season after returning from a loan spell at Reading. 

    "With Callum Wilson injured, he has some big boots to fill - but at the moment it's all Stoke as Bojan's trickery is keeping the Cherries camped around their own area."   

  44. Wilson injury Howe's 'worst nightmare'

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England midfielder on Final Score


     "For Eddie Howe that would be his worst nightmare - an injury to Callum Wilson - because he's so integral to what they do. For the players where there's not a big challenge or a collison, you know it's bad."  

  45. CLOSE!

    Artur Boruc is the busier of the two keepers as he beats away a drive from Glenn Whelan as Stoke enjoy a good spell of possession. 

  46. CLOSE!

    Bojan has been bright so far and he fires in a low, near-post shot from a difficult angle, which Artur Boruc is equal to.

  47. Post update

    There's little flow to this match so far. The injury to Callum Wilson has been followed by a succession of free-kicks. A nice pass from Bojan almost unlocked Bournemouth but Artur Boruc was off his line quickly to gather the ball.

  48. Get Involved

    Callum Wilson
  49. Post update

    The match finally resumes, with Wilson replaced by Glenn Murray, who turned 32 yesterday. 

  50. Cagey start

    The first 17 minutes have been disrupted by at least six minutes. But, for what it's worth...  

  51. Wilson worry

    BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium:

    "Callum Wilson, the top English goalscorer in the Premier League, is the player Bournemouth can least afford to lose - and the speed with which he and his team-mates urgently beckoned Cherries physio Steve Hard on to the pitch will have sent shivers down the spines of the away fans. 

    "He returned to the pitch after a few minutes of treatment, but then went down unchallenged - and a wheelbarrow-like stretcher is being called for. His afternoon is over."

    Callum Wilson
  52. Post update

    Wilson clearly should not have come back on. He was running to close down an opponent and his right leg buckled under him. Wilson will need a stretcher to leave the field, while Glenn Murray is coming on in his place.

  53. Post update

    Callum Wilson is back on and is greeted by cheers of relief from the away fans and boos from the Stoke fans... 

    But within seconds, he is down again and it looks serious. 

  54. Post update

    Worrying scenes for Bournemouth as Callum Wilson goes down and stays down after seeming to twist a knee as he tried to evade Philipp Wollscheid.

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    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Slightly subdued atmosphere at the Britannia, which is normally one of the noisiest grounds. Stoke fans are clearly not happy with the start the team have made to this season."

  56. Post update

    At the other end, a free-kick from Charlie Adam is whipped across the face of Bournemouth's goal but none of the home players can get near it.

  57. Post update

    Bournemouth waste an early opportunity to test Jack Butland in the Stoke goal. Charlie Daniels's free-kick is aimed towards Simon Francis but is too long and drifts out for a goal kick. 

  58. Goals on the cards?

    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Both these sides are conceding too many goals so far this season - nine each - so there could be goals. That's what we're hoping for, as neutrals." 

  59. KICK-OFF

    The hosts get us under way...

    Marko Arnautovic
  60. Hard work pays off

    Bournemouth have won plenty of admirers for their high-tempo and eye-catching brand of football.

    After winning the Championship last season, Eddie Howe's team have stuck with that approach and it's serving them pretty well in the top flight so far.

    Here's a stat for you from our friends at Opta: Bournemouth have covered more ground than any other Premier League team after six matches so far this season (697km).

    The teams are on the pitch, handshakes and photographs done. Kick-off looming.

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
    Image caption: Eddie How is in his second spell as manager of Bournemouth, having also served the Cherries as a player
  61. Post update

    Stoke stat

    Five minutes until kick-off at a sun-kissed Britannia Stadium. It might be a bit gloomier later if the home side don't get a win.

    If Stoke fail to win, it will be the first time they have failed to record a victory from their opening seven matches of a top-flight season for the first time since 1973-74.

  62. Have we met before?

    BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Stoke manager Mark Hughes locked horns with Bournemouth a quarter of a century ago, when he scored for Manchester United in a fifth-round FA Cup tie at Dean Court in 1989, which finished 1-1 before United won the replay 1-0. 

    "But his second match as a club manager, having left Wales to take over at Blackburn in 2004, finished with Bournemouth prevailing in a League Cup penalty shootout at Ewood Park after a 3-3 draw. 

    "Who scored the Cherries' winning penalty? Hughes's opposite number in the dug-out today, Eddie Howe."

  63. Bournemouth's sharp shooter

    Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson
  64. Post update

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Republic of Ireland player on BBC Football Focus

    "Bournemouth play high intensity football without the ball and keep the ball well. Eddie Howe has adapted it over the years. It’s nice that they can play the same way in the Championship and Premier League. They will score goals."  

  65. Cherries search for a rare win at Stoke

    BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Stoke's search for a first league win pits them against Bournemouth, who have only won once in 12 visits to Stoke, a 3-1 success at the old Victoria Ground in 1991 when Luther Blissett was leading the line for the visitors. 

    "And in their last four trips to the Britannia Stadium (all defeats), the Cherries' misfortunes have included an own goal, a goalkeeper sent off, and three different players (Steve Robinson, Richard Hughes and Warren Feeney) missing penalties in three successive seasons. Time for a change of luck?"

  66. Walters keeps his place

    Peter Crouch scored to give Stoke victory over Fulham in the League Cup last time out but Mark Hughes has kept faith with Jon Walters as the focal point of the Potters' attack.

    Walters scored in last week's 2-2 draw with Leicester and Hughes said: "Jon Walters was excellent last week against Leicester and deserved to stay in the team.

    Jon Walters

    "For the most part, I’ve been pleased with what we’ve produced but we want to play winning football.

    "A first win would calm everybody down. We know we’re a good side at this level. It’s a good opportunity to get the win we’re looking for."

  67. Team news

    As promised, here's the team news in full:

    Defender Philipp Wollscheid and midfielder Charlie Adam come in for Stoke as Mark Hughes makes two changes from the team that drew 2-2 with Leicester last week.

    Marc Wilson and Marco van Ginkel drop to the bench.

    Stoke line-up

    Bournemouth revert to the team that beat Sunderland 2-0 in the Premier League a week ago, with five-goal striker Callum Wilson ahead of Lee Tomlin in attack.

  68. Van Ginkel misses out

    BBC Sport's Mark Mitchener at the Britannia Stadium: "Stoke manager Mark Hughes yesterday dismissed any suggestions that he is under any kind of financial pressure to play Chelsea loanee Marco van Ginkel in every game.  

    "The Dutchman started each of the Potters' first six league games but drops to the bench today, with Charlie Adam returning in midfield after completing a suspension. 

    "Bournemouth revert to the same XI from last week's win over Sunderland, making nine changes from their League Cup XI."

    Full team news coming right up...

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  70. Hughes: We are a good side

    Stoke v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

    Stoke's sticky start has not altered manager Mark Hughes's confidence in his troops.

    Hughes said: "In my first season here we went six games without a win, and even eight games too, and still finished in ninth position.

    "We know that we are a good side at this level, and ideally we will get the points on the board that we merit."

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes
    Image caption: Mark Hughes has been in charge of Stoke since May 2013
  71. Stoke still struggling

    Stoke v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

    It doesn't seem a week ago that we were talking about Stoke's sloppy start to the season.

    The Potters haven't won a match yet and their return of three points is their lowest after six matches in the Premier League.

    Mark Hughes's team were 2-0 up against Leicester City seven days ago but the Foxes battled back to earn a point.

    Can Stoke end their search for a victory against promoted Bournemouth today?

  72. Post update

    Welcome to our live page for Stoke City v Bournemouth. We'll have text commentary here from 14:30 BST, plus you can follow Final Score via the live coverage tab. You can keep up to date with all the build-up to today's games here.