We'll have a follow-up story and pictures coming here on stokecityfc.com later today. We'll also start to turn our attentions to this weekend's game with Everton.
Yesterday's Big Darts Night event turned out to be a huge success with Ryan Shawcross and Asmir Begovic joining Adrian Lewis and Andy Hamilton for the evening...
A note from the Academy today and Saturday's home game against Middlesbrough has now been cancelled due to their involvement in the FA Youth Cup.
Report and reaction to follow on stokecityfc.com, post match videos to come on Stoke City Player also. Thanks for joining us :-)
A deserved win we'd say, but the visitors will obviously point to the sending off. Adam finished well to put the Potters in front prior to that though, whilst Nzonzi finished Crouch's through ball well to put the game to bed
and there's the final whistle! Phew! 2-0
Stoke come forward on the counter. Crouch finds Arnautovic who runs onto the ball and fires just the wrong side of the near post there with his left foot. Could have been the third!
Four minutes added time here
Shawcross heads clear a ball into the area aiming for sub Altidore. Begovic then gathers a daisy cutter from long range
Geoff Cameron the man of the match here, from the sponsors
Ki fires well wide at the other end. Surely this one is in Stoke's bag now?!