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Alan Jewell

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  1. Post update

    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    It was a slightly stressful last 10 minutes for Stoke but they get the win, which they richly deserved, thanks to Marko Arnautovic's goals.

    For Aston Villa, they remain eight points from safety with now only 11 games to go. 

    Doomed surely. Thanks for your company. Goodbye.

    Follow all the raection to Saturday's football here.

  2. FULL-TIME - Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa


    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Jores Okore booked for illegally stopping a Stoke counter-attack. Nearly over...

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    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Suddenly Stoke are nervous as Aston Villa pour forward. Villa substitute Scott Sinclair goes down in the penalty area and appeals but referee Kevin Friend, rightly, is having none of it.


    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Four additional minutes for Aston Villa to steal a point...


    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Marko Arnautovic, having scored both Stoke's goals, is off and replaced by Mame Biram Diouf.

  7. CLOSE!

    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa's Jores Okore nearly scores an own goal for the second time! And for the season time, he has keeper Mark Bunn to thank for sparing his blushes as he tips away the defender's header.

    Two minutes plus stoppage time left.

  8. Post update

    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa haven't really carried the momentum from their goal into the final 10 minutes. So far at least.

    Stoke are not able to make anything of their 10th corner. Villa haven't had one yet.

  9. Lifeline for Villa?

    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    A flowing move in the build-up to that Leandro Bacuna goal, his first of the season. But have Villa left it too late?

    Aston Villa goal
  10. 'Stoke fans would say handball'

    Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    “It hits his hand and you've seen them given, but Leandro Bacuna comes in and hits a really good shot.

    “You’d be really disappointed if you were a Stoke fan, but he doesn't move his hand towards it so there is an argument for both.”

  11. GOAL - Stoke 2-1 Aston Villa (Leandro Bacuna)

    Out of absolutely nowhere, Aston Villa are back in this game! A cross from the left finds its way to Leandro Bacuna who shoots low in the corner of the net. 

    Claims for handball against substitute Rudy Gestede in the build-up from Stoke's players but the goal stands and Villa have a lifeline. 


    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    After a four-game absence because of a hamstring injury, Rudy Gestede comes on for Aston Villa, replacing Jordan Veretout.

  13. Post update

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Less than 15 minutes left for Aston Villa to fashion something. Anything. 

    It's not looking likely. Another loose Villa pass goes straight to a Stoke player and Phil Bardsley shoots from 25 yards but it is straight at Mark Bunn.


    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Double change for Stoke as Bojan and Joselu come on, replacing Ibrahim Afellay and Jonathan Walters.

  15. Post update

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Stoke totally dominating this match now. Mark Bunn had to stretch to tip over Marko Arnautovic's deflected cross, while Gabby Agbonlahor did well to clear the resulting corner.

    Giannelli Imbula then has a pop from 25 yards. Decent strike but wide.

  16. Post update

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

  17. Goal replay

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    It might be a contender for closest goal of the season, but they all count. Marko Arnautovic won't care, his second goal is his 10th of the season in all competitions. 

    Marko Arnautovic goal
  18. Get Involved

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Rich: What a joke Fox and Lerner have made us. Sell #avfc club back to the fans!

    Nath B: As a Villa fan, I've decided it's just easier to cheer the other team's goals. 

    Get involved by tweeting #bbcfootball, text 81111 or use the BBC MOTD Facebook page.

  19. CLOSE!

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Stoke's Philipp Wollscheid with a header from a corner that doesn't have much power but still nearly goes in.

    The Villa heads are down. What a miserable season for a club with such a rich history. 

  20. 'Someone show some desire'

    Stoke 2-0 Aston Villa

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Final Score

    “That was one of the worst goals to concede we are ever going to see.

    “Someone get there, someone show some desire. The thing was the reaction of the Villa players. No one showed any aggression or passion, it was just get the ball out of the net and get going.”