West Ham United 3 – 0 Stoke City

West Ham United v Stoke City – Premier League

West Ham hauled themselves out of the Premier League drop zone as Stoke pressed the self-destruct button at Upton Park.The Hammers made it back-to-back league wins for the first time in more than a year to stay on course to complete a great escape from relegation.

Demba Ba was gifted his fourth goal in just five appearances after a calamitous Stoke mix-up, the recalled Manuel da Costa made it 2-0 and Thomas Hitzlsperger smashed in a late third to inflict a club record sixth straight away league defeat on the visitors.

The game was the first of back-to-back meetings between the two sides, who are also set to clash for the fourth time this season in the FA Cup quarter-finals a week on Sunday. Read more of this post

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Stoke City 3 – 0 Brighton

Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion - FA Cup 5th Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoke secured a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals for a second successive season with a comfortable victory over Brighton at the Britannia Stadium.The visitors were undone by three first-half headers, with John Carew netting after 14 minutes and his strike partner Jon Walters making it 2-0 eight minutes later.Walters then set up Potters captain Ryan Shawcross just before the interval, and although Brighton improved in the second period, they were unable to reduce the deficit. Read more of this post

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