Adam cuts in from the left, and looks to catch the keeper out with a shot to the near post as he anticipated a cross to the back stick. He recovers and makes a save
Begovic with a great save to deny a powerful Mutch header
Some debatable decisions here at the Britannia tonight
Adam is fouled in the area from a long Begovic ball forward. Arnautovic then goes for the loose ball and the referee gives Cardiff a free kick!
Finally Oliver gives Stoke a foul after Turner is yet again late on Crouch
Shawcross gets a head to the ball into the box, then Begovic gathers the loose ball in the air
Adam is late with a tackle on Campbell. Free kick to the visitors and referee Michael Oliver books Adam
A great cross into the box from the right follows as Stoke take the game to Cardiff. There's a scramble in the middle with Crouch, Caulker and keeper Marshall but the visitors scramble it away
It could have been 1-0 there, if only he could have brought it down
Arnautovic shows great vision there! He cuts infield, dinks a ball over the back four for Assaidi. His first touch isn't the best as he rushes on to it, but he goes into the loose ball with the keeper
Boos all round as Crouch is hauled down and nothing is given by the referee
Great skill by Adam on the right flank. He turns Turner inside out before crossing for Crouch. Theophile-Catherine defends his space well and stop the striker getting to it
Whittingham shoots at goal, deflected out for a corner. Cleared by Stoke
We're generally on top today so not had that much need to chase down the opposition. Let's see how Arnautovic and Assaidi get on out wide, with Adam supporting Crouch through the middle
MH: We will be looking to get back to what we did against Sunderland in our last home game. If we can replicate that then we will create enough opportunities to hopefully win the game.
MH: It looks like Robert will be out for three or four weeks, but knowing Robert he will want to be back quicker than that. He isn't one who wants to miss matches. He is a fantastic person and a fantastic player.
MH: There is a doubt hanging over Jonathan Walters, so he may miss the match, but him aside, the rest of the lads from the weekend should be ok. Robert remains sidelined, but thankfully, it isn't as serious as it could have been.
MH: I am sure that Cardiff will view this game as one in which they can get something from, but we feel the same. We are the home side, and the onus is on us to attack and cause them problems. That is what we will be looking to do.
MH: We will make a few changes. I think it needs freshening up a little bit. That isn't a reflection on any of the lads though, I just think that we need to change things for this particular game.
MH: The lads have been in good spirits over the past couple of days. They are eager to get the disappointment of Saturday out of their system, and we want to go out there on Wednesday and put on a show for the supporters.
MH: Cardiff will come here and they will work hard. They are a good team and a tough team to beat, but we are ready for the challenge and we are looking forward to the game.