Johnson fires wide of the far post after cutting in from the right flank
Shawcross makes a timely block as Ki dribbles forward at goal. Altidore is then flagged offside as the ball drops down
Begovic then saves from Altidore as Sunderland look to take advantage! The follow up is also blocked
And what a poor decision that looked. Altidore fell to teh floor, it looked as though Nzonzi didn't even make a challenge!
Larsson strikes the ball straight into the Stoke wall
Stoke are down to ten men!
The Black Cats then counter quickly. Nzonzi tracks Altidore who goes down theatrically. The referee says free kick and Nzonzi is given his second yellow card
Stoke with patient build up play. It culminates in Shawcross crossing it high into the box and Mannone can gather easily
Adam has a shot as Stoke come forward again but Mannone makes the stop without much worry
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Larsson takes it short and squares for Johnson. He's closed down quickly and his attempt ricochets up in the air for Begovic to collect
Free kick at the other end now as Borini goes down after tangling with Odemwingie there on the touchline
The Black Cats then clear the corner
Sunderland with more luck there as Mannone flaps at an Assaidi cross. It then hits Ki and drops the wrong side of the post!
We're back underway here. Bardsley has gone off for Sunderland at the break and Celustka is on in his place
And there's the half-time whistle. 1-0 to Sunderland but Stoke have had some decent chances. Mannone has been in good form to deny us.
Pieters with a good forward run into the box. He finds Crouch but he diverts it wide of the goal whilst attempting to fend off the centre half
Bardsley booked for a foul near the halfway line on Nzonzi