A deft touch from Perez plucks the ball from the air in the own half, however the forward is hauled lower to avoid a fast attack.
Rafa Benitez has returned. The Newcastle boss needed to watch last weekend’s away win at Swansea from his TV because he retrieved from the hernia operation.
Will Mark Hughes’ men upset the hosts at St James’ Park today?
CHANCE! Stoke might have gone in-front! A large part is met powerfully by Diouf, but Elliot will get lower well and parries it away! Stoke may nick a champion here!
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