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Stoke must not underestimate Hull

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Ref errors check Stoke progress and leaves Hughes with plenty to ponder

Mame Biram Diouf scored for Stoke but Mark Hughes' men slipped up and lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace on Saturday, with ref Andre Marriner's performance a talking point.

The standard of refereeing has justifiably come under intense scrutiny this term and on Saturday it was Stoke who became the latest victims as they ended up on the wrong end of two desperately poor decisions.

Andre Marriner decided the contest with a performance that can be added to many others the Potters have suffered in recent times with Palace taking full advantage to win 2-1.

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His first decision centred around a coming together between Asmir Begovic and Yannick Bolasie; the latter had his foot...

Charlie Adam heading out but Mark Hughes thriving at Stoke

Charlie Adam may be on borrowed time at Stoke but his manager Mark Hughes continues to impress the fans.

It's back to the Britannia for Mark Hughes and his Stoke side as they welcome a resurgent Crystal Palace into town this weekend, hoping to overcome the disappointment of the loss against West Brom and former manager Tony Pulis.

Having expressed his displeasure at a number of players' performances in their last game, Hughes is likely to reassess his options when it comes to selecting a side to not only counter the threats of the opposition but to pose his own at the other end.

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Mark Hughes gets it all wrong as Stoke are downed by Tony Pulis

West Bromwich Albion claimed all three points in a tense Premier League clash with Stoke City.

Stoke fans know exactly what to expect when facing ex-manager Tony Pulis; bypassing the midfield with aimless long diagonal balls up to the big man, a static front line and no plan B.

Sadly, it was Mark Hughes who assumed the "Pulisball" mantle in this game, frustrating the fans with an entirely questionable team selection and approach in their 1-0 loss against West Brom that showed none of the positive play he has been cultivated during his time in the Potteries.

For all Hughes' positives (and there...

Roles reversed as Mark Hughes' Stoke travel to Tony Pulis' West Brom

Tony Pulis, left, then manager of Crystal Palace, and Stoke City boss Mark Hughes shake hands.

Stoke make the short trip south to tackle West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in a tie that the Potters have enjoyed over the years, with their last five trips to the Hawthorns ending in a win. It's a match that in recent years personified the polar opposites of how football is played, with Stoke's rudimentary style triumphing over the Baggies' more aesthetically pleasing approach the game.

The concept of celebrating ugly wins is an age-old debate that surrounds this particular fixture, and one...

Stoke continue to cope with injury curse in push up the table

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has spoken of his European ambition this season.

Everton were the latest side to be beaten by Stoke, with the 2-0 win on Wednesday making it three wins on the bounce as they continue to defy their growing injury list in pursuit of every club league record there is.

Unbelievably, Stoke lost another defender to injury, with Philipp Wollscheid the latest name added to the list of absentees with a groin strain. The fans have long been campaigning for the Britannia to be expanded but at this rate it will be second in line behind a medical department...

Stoke's strong season continues with confident, competent win over Hull

Super-sub Peter Crouch came off the bench to give Stoke an invaluable three points against Hull.

Mark Hughes' Stoke side made it two successive victories with Saturday's 1-0 win vs. Hull, and in doing so, put to bed any worries that their season had derailed.

Hull arrived with a formation and attitude designed to stop their hosts and steal a point, showing little adventure to win a contest that the Potters dominated from start to finish. Manager Steve Bruce insisted his side didn't deserve to lose, but the fact that they had one shot to Stoke's 17 tells a better story of what actually happened...