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Hughes on opening day defeat

Wayne Rooney nets the only goal against Stoke

Stoke City were beaten 1-0 at Everton on the opening day of the new season.

Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game just before half time.

The Potters handed league debuts to Darren Fletcher and Kurt Zouma while Maxim Choupo-Moting came off the bench in the second half.

Xherdan Shaqiri came closest for Stoke but his shot late on was well saved by Jordan Pickford.

Stoke are back in action on Saturday when they entertain Arsenal in the late game. (KICK OFF 5.30PM)

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