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Stoke's penalty woes continue

Stoke City were beaten 2-0 at Hull and missed a penalty.

Manager Nathan Jones made five changes to his starting line-up in a bid to find a winning formula.

There were debut for Sam Vokes and Danny Batth, who was made captain. Bojan, James McClean and Tom Edwards also started.

Benik Afobe, Ryan Shawcross, Moritz Bauer and Josh Tymon were left out while Tyrese Campbell, has gone to Shrewsbury on loan following his deadline day move.

Jarrod Bowen put the home side in front, a minute before the break.

Stoke were then given a great opportunity to equalise in first half stoppage time.

Debutant Sam Vokes was brought down in the area, but then he saw his penalty saved by David Marshall.

Kamil Grosicki then added a second on 64 minutes to seal victory.

Potters boss Nathan Jones said: "I thought first half we had much more control of the game in terms of how we played and moved the ball, we got into some good areas, but we needed that cutting edge.

"Apart from the last three minutes of the first half, I din't feel we were under any kind of pressure.

"We conceded from a free kick which can happen, but then we get an opportunity to get straight back into the game but once again we don't take it and that's the frustrating thing.

"We have had enough chances to do well in this game, we haven't taken them and then we haven't defended our box well enough.

"The alarming thing is we have conceded from a counter attack again which is almost identical to the Shrewsbury game, and to last week, the same position, the same style the same type and that's really frustrating for me.

Stoke are now 15th in the champions table.

The Potters are back in action on Saturday evening when they host promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion.

 

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