Matchwinner Crouch still as a huge role at Stoke City - Hughes

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He said: "Kurt Zouma is a £30m to £40m centre-half".

Xherdan Shaqiri did what he's famed for, cutting inside from the right and shooting, Fraser Forster beating his shot away before Mario Lemina slid in to divert the ball away from an incoming Mame Biram Diouf.

Stoke should have doubled their lead within two minutes when Van Dijk fouled Berahino, but Forster dived to his left to ensure the 24-year-old's long wait for a first Stoke goal continued.

In the battle of the back-up England goalkeepers, Jack Butland produced his own fine save to deny Shane Long from close range when he was played in by Oriol Romeu, though Forster was still being kept busier as he denied Maxim Choupo-Moting.

The Ireland worldwide would play a role in the Potters eventual leveller however, playing Sofiane Boufal's corner towards Yoshida, whose acrobatic attempt bounced home off the crossbar with 15 minutes remaining. "I am very pleased to get the goal and it was backs to the wall at the end".

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In amongst that he virtually left Schwartzel one-out against the Americans with a string of bad shots. Birdies from Reed and Spieth on 15 and 16 respectively ensured a tie at the end of 18 holes.

The goal was the Senegal international's - who was replaced by Glen Johnson on the stroke of full time - first goal of the season and the game was his sixth in the English topflight as he helped Stoke City to their second league win of the season.

- Saido Berahino is now without a goal in 31 hours & 48 minutes of Premier League football.

Crouch has made five top-flight appearances so far this term, but is yet to start a league fixture, and only made 13 starts last term.

In fact, it was the third penalty in a row that Berahino had missed - he failed with two attempts in the same game for West Brom against Watford in April 2016, two months after his last goal.

However he is Stoke's leading scorer this season with three goals in all competitions and could take heart from Jermain Defoe's recent return to the worldwide fold.

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