Oh and Wes Brown has been sent off here!!!
Adam pings in the ball but Fletcher is there to head it away
Cameron gets down the right and puts in another decent cross from the right, headed behind for a Stoke corner
Now can Stoke hold onto the lead here? We're not getting the cigars out just yet after the last few away games!
A good example of the midfield working well there. Whelan sitting whilst both Nzonzi and then Adam got beyond Crouch in an attacking move
Nzonzi showed good fight to win a ball at the start there, and then ran onto Cameron's pass and attacked the Sunderland backline
Neat play at the halfway line. Nzonzi runs onto Cameron's pass, squares for the oncoming Adam, who buries it past Mannone to put the Potters into the lead
Stoke go ahead!! Great move finished off by Charlie Adam! 1-0!
Adam seeks out Arnautovic with a lovely clever pass through the lines, but sadly its a yard or two too fast for the Austrian. Goal kick
Stoke playing well. Whelan controlling the midfield area for the Potters and starting the moves. He's also a talker in the middle and we're sure that'll help the lads too
Arnautovic comes inside as Stoke come forward again. He opts for the ambitious long ranger that would drop over Mannone, but it drops into the stand behind instead
The ball did certainly strike his arms there, but whether it was intentional we're not quite sure
Arnautovic powers a shot at goal from the edge of the area. It strikes O'Shea's hands but they're up protecting his body, so no penalty
Crouch brings down a Shawcross ball forward superbly well, tees up Arnautovic. He turns and crosses Mannone claims. Cameron was available to cut it back to but we don't think he saw him
Adam puts the corner in looking for Huth, but he is beaten in the air and Sunderland can get it away
Cameron puts in a great curling searching ball into the back post area for Crouch. He was destined to make that but Celustka is well positioned to head behind
Pieters then heads a left wing cross away, as the visitors test the City backline
Holes in the defence though at the other end as Fletcher appears unmarked in the area. It looks as though he brings it down with his arm before shooting from close range. Asmir saves and it drops out for a corner
Cameron then uses lovely skill to get past Giaccherini and square into the box. Arnautovic swivels and shoots but sees his effort blocked from close range
Stoke looking to attack down the right and Cameron aims to get on the end of a pass but Bardsley slides in to concede a throw
He fires a delightful in-swinging ball towards goal, evading a packed out penalty box, and lands narrowly over the bar and onto the roof of the net.
At the other end, a late challenge from Bardsley gives the hosts an opportunity of whipping a set-piece into the mix.
It's taken short and then put into the near post area. It comes off Bardsley but falls behind for a goal kick
Sunderland play it way out to the edge of the area for Johnson to strike at goal. That effort is blocked too, but is a second corner for the visitors
Colback sees a shot blocked and deflected out for a corner there on the edge of the area. First corner of the afternoon now...
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Cameron battles with the overlapping Bardsley but does well to see the ball out for a goal kick
And Stoke get things underway here, kicking towards the Marston's Pedigree Stand. Sunderland in bright yellow shirts. A few players in both sides wearing bright boots as well.
So the two teams now on the pitch and have done their handshakes ahead of kick off. Come on Stoke!