Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Stoke City Premier League - 12 August 2017

Wayne Rooney marks first Premier League game at boyhood club Everton with goal in win over Stoke Everton's Wayne Rooney scores his 199th Premier League goal. AP
Rita Gibson | 12 August, 2017, 19:54

"It's always a close game when we play Everton - a draw and they won by a single goal last season".

The Toffees have scored 30 Premier League goals at home in 2017, more than any other side - and five more than they managed in the whole of 2016.

We know it's going to be challenging competing on four fronts but the manager has made some great signings, bringing in the likes of Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez, meaning the competition to make the starting XI is going to be intense.

Only once in Mark Hughes' four seasons as boss have the Potters got three points on the board in August and that was in 2013.

But in Rooney's early Everton outings he has appeared leaden and again unsure of his best position, failing to score in either leg of their Europa League qualifier win against Ruzomberok.

Midfielders Ross Barkley and James McCarthy are out with groin and knee injuries respectively.

"It is hard to replace Romelu Lukaku", he said in Thursday's press conference.

Wenger Hails Giroud's Impact, Arsenal Character In Comeback Win Vs Leicester
Lacazette, recruited from Lyon, savoured the moment, opening his arms out wide to take in the acclamation of his new home. That held until Arsenal took advantage of a lapse of discipline from Leicester right before halftime.

The Toffees' highest profile signing was Wayne Rooney, who grew up an Everton fan and started his professional career with the club.

Stephen Ireland is "a matter of weeks" away from a return while Ibrahim Afellay is still sidelined, having undergone knee surgery.

There could be Stoke debuts for Darren Fletcher, Max Choupo-Moting and on-loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

Newcastle United are thought to be leading the chase to entice the Scottish-born player away from Merseyside, though local reports suggest Everton will only consider a sale if their £25m valuation is met.

"Okay, I believe if we get the picture of the last season we are stronger but being stronger than last season does not mean you will win against the big six because they also will be more strong than last season".

Stoke are embarking on their 10th consecutive Premier League season.

Stoke are likelier to be the rustier of the two sides, given that Everton have already played in two competitive matches this season.

Recommended

  • Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face 'end of regime'

    Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face 'end of regime'

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: North Korea "would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates". "My first order as president was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal".
    TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) Shares Bought by Credit Suisse AG

    TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) Shares Bought by Credit Suisse AG

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.'s holdings in TELUS Corporation were worth $1,216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.
    Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

    Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

    We don't have a lot of rules here, but we ask that you don't insult each other personally and treat each other with respect. But we can not forget that when we do something better than last season it's because we've been one year together.
  • Man Utd in talks about Zlatan Ibrahimovic return, confirms Jose Mourinho

    Man Utd in talks about Zlatan Ibrahimovic return, confirms Jose Mourinho

    They return to the fray this weekend having spent around £200 million (US$261 million, 221.3 million euros) on players and Guardiola believes an exciting new team is taking shape.

    Guardiola unmoved by Manchester City favourite tag

    Yes, yes, I love you too - but not now. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". I am very thankful for them, I came from the youth section and had really great years there.
    Isco

    Isco "very close" to signing new contract with Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane has committed his future to Real Madrid by signing a three-year contract extension with the La Liga champions. Real Madrid vs Barcelona is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one.
  • US can talk to N.Korea if it stops missile tests -Tillerson

    US can talk to N.Korea if it stops missile tests -Tillerson

    North Korea says its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are a legitimate means of defence against perceived USA hostility.

    Arsenal score two late goals for comeback win vs. Leicester City

    The visitors took the lead again 10 minutes into the second stanza as Vardy grabbed his brace with a cute header from close range. Their joy was short-lived however, as Shinji Okazaki headed Leicester level only three minutes later.
    Indore schoolboy rescued from Blue Whale's jaws!

    Indore schoolboy rescued from Blue Whale's jaws!

    Reportedly, the incident took place when the students were heading towards their class after the morning assembly was over. The tasks get more extreme as the game progresses and eventually leads to the final task of committing suicide.
  • Gary Neville insists Arsenal won't win the Premier League this season

    Leicester was heading for something it didn't even achieve in its astonishing 2015-16 title-winning campaign: a win at Arsenal . It was one of the great days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is.
    Android O

    Android O "most likely" to be released on August 21

    Android O will be available to the Nexus 5X , Nexus 6P , Nexus Player, Google Pixel , Google Pixel XL , and Google Pixel C. According to Ruddock, Google will announce the name of the OS on August 21st, the same day as a solar eclipse .
    Dow loses more than 100 points amid North Korea tensions

    Dow loses more than 100 points amid North Korea tensions

    South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to a 9 1/2-week low, taking its losses this week to almost 2.7 percent. United States crude was down 0.9 per cent at $48.16 per barrel, on track for a weekly loss of 2.9 per cent.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Regina Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus found in Regina Mosquito testing in Kent County has revealed the presence of West Nile Virus for the first time this season. Holcombe says that's not surprising because for most people, West Nile Virus is completely asymptomatic.

Trump tells Calvo he's behind Guam "1000%" Unprompted, Trump then offered this assessment: "Eddie, I have to tell you, you've become extremely famous". Trump's contentious calls with leaders of Australia and Mexico in the early days of his administration.

Corea-USA, tamburi di guerra Corea-USA, tamburi di guerra Lo ha dichiarato la cancelliera tedesca Angela Merkel , parlando della tensione e delle minacce tra Corea e Stati Uniti . La Corea ha prontamente risposto: Trump è "un odioso fanatico della guerra nucleare ".

Philippe Coutinho reportedly hands in transfer request at Liverpool after Barcelona bids Philippe Coutinho reportedly hands in transfer request at Liverpool after Barcelona bids Amid the ongoing efforts from Barcelona to sign the 25-year-old, FSG decided the time was right to make a public declaration. Liverpool have rejected Philippe Coutinho's transfer request as he seeks to push for a move to Barcelona .

Wall Street higher but on track for deep weekly losses Wall Street higher but on track for deep weekly losses As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, is down by 2 basis points at 2.192%. As impressive as that is, the Dow is only up about 400 points, or 1.8%, during its recent string of records.

U.S. military reacts at civilian casualties allegations in Nangarhar airstrike U.S.  military reacts at civilian casualties allegations in Nangarhar airstrike It came after a U.S. airstrike in Sangin killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, in February. Forces-Afghanistan, though, said the airstrike killed only militants.

US Investment Banker Arrested After London Woman Shoved In Front Of Bus US Investment Banker Arrested After London Woman Shoved In Front Of Bus A man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of a bus while jogging has been eliminated from the investigation. The banker said yesterday that he had "irrefutable proof" that he was in the United States at the time of the incident.

Amed Rosario's First Homer Leads Mets Over Phillies Amed Rosario's First Homer Leads Mets Over Phillies Neil Walker drove in a run and also scored a run on Cespedes' single in the fifth, though it was ruled an unearned run. Philadelphia's Odubel Herrera extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games with a first-inning double.

Tottenham's Danny Rose apologies for 'ill-judged' outburst Tottenham's Danny Rose apologies for 'ill-judged' outburst Back in May he was rewarded with a new five-year contract, so Tottenham might have to break the bank if they are to sign him. We are so calm. "I'm sure we'll add some players who will strengthen the squad, like every season".

Florida Delegation Reacts as Tensions Escalate with North Korea Florida Delegation Reacts as Tensions Escalate with North Korea Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga welcomed on Wednesday a strong warning issued by U.S. SEBASTIAN GORKA: Never said that. "The pressure is starting to show", Tillerson said.

Why Manchester City are favorites to win the Premier League Why Manchester City are favorites to win the Premier League Twenty-five years of the Premier League and he calls it "the most watched, the most followed all around the world". This summer we had to do that because we had one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League.

Donald Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N Korea threat Donald Trump ramps up Guam assurances over N Korea threat Referring to an "imminent missile threat", it includes advice like: "Do not look at the flash or fireball - it can blind you". Calvo agrees, saying, "It's paradise". "They should have had me eight years ago, or somebody with my thought process".

Inquest opened on victim Peter Wrighton — EAST HARLING MURDER Inquest opened on victim Peter Wrighton — EAST HARLING MURDER Police release CCTV footage of an 83-year-old dog walker stabbed to death in an attempt to get witnesses to come forward. It is believed he was wearing a blue t-shirt and grey floppy, gym-style shorts above the knee, and heavyduty flip-flops.

Trump Claims Undue Credit for Revamping Nuclear Arsenal Trump Claims Undue Credit for Revamping Nuclear Arsenal She noted more than 200,000 Americans lived in the region and that 26 million people reside in Seoul, the South Korean capital. The comments come as Trump and North Korea traded escalating threats.

Chinese Quantum Satellite Transmits First Ever 'Unhackable' Code Chinese Quantum Satellite Transmits First Ever 'Unhackable' Code Researchers said this can meet the demands of making an absolutely safe phone call, or transmitting a large amount of bank data. A year ago, People's Republic of China launched into space the very first quantum communication satellite ever invented.