A really sound result for Stoke.....three victories on the bounce, two of them away, and three clean sheets! Darel Russell continues in goal scoring touch adding to his all round improvement. All very positive as the club climbs to 7th place in the Championship, with a healthy balance on goal difference too.
Most pleasing was that Sam Bangoura played a part in Russell's goal. Manager Pulis has kept him on the bench for a long time,quite deliberately - and rightly- to be sure, making the point firmly that the club is bigger than the player, however much he may have cost in transfer fees.Playing on the club's terms rather than his own, if Bangoura really has got the message, then he could well find that there will be more opportunities to make a serious contribution to the cause.