Stoke City 3-1 Norwich
Good win last night against a 10 man Norwich after Gary O’Neill was sent off for a reckless tackle. An own goal plus goals from Walters and Joselu saw Stoke up to seventh in the table.
Injury wise Shaqiri is out for up to a fortnight and will miss this weekend’s Arsenal game.
Marko Arnautovic is apparently stalling on signing an extension to his existing contract which has 18 months left to run. Better news in that young prospect Ollie Shenton has signed a new contract up to 2020.
No transfer activity yet as we enter the halfway stage of the January transfer window. Peter Crouch is being linked with a move to QPR and Steve Sidwell could be Reading bound. Mark Hughes did hint at some transfer activity this month, however a lot will depend on availability of potential targets and moving on some out fringe players.