Joshua King celebrates scoring his third and Blackburn’s fourth during their 4-1 FA Cup fifth round rout of Stoke City. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers 4 Stoke City 1Ten-man Stoke suffered FA Cup embarrassment at Ewood Park as they were torn apart 4-1 by a second-string Blackburn side(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero heads the ball towards goal  against  Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

  Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 This ended as an emphatic victory, a first triumph in the Premier League since New Year’s Day and a(...)

Stoke City’s Peter Crouch celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at St James’ Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1John Carver and Mark Hughes obtained their pro licence coaching qualifications after studying alongside each other on t(...)

Asmir Begovic of Stoke City fails to stop the ball crossing the line as Alexis Sanchez (not pictured) of Arsenal scores his team’s third goal from a free-kick   at Emirates Stadium. Photograph:   Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 0When Alexis Sanchez blasted goalwards and the Stoke City defensive wall crumbled, this one-sided Arsenal victory was summed up i(...)

Stoke City’s Stephen Ireland celebrates scoring against Wrexham in the   FA Cup, third round match at the Britannia Stadium. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Stoke City 3 Wrexham 1Stephen Ireland ensured there will be no non-league representatives in the fourth-round draw of the FA Cup after Stoke City were(...)

  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is to leave Anfield at the end of the season after making the “toughest decision of his life” to leave his boyhood club.  Photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool team-mates paid tribute to their captain after he announced he is to leave the club at the end of the season. Gerrard will(...)

Radamel Falcao celebrates after pulling Manchester United level against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1The momentum is no longer with Manchester United and they can count themselves a touch fortunate to have escaped with (...)

Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

Stoke City 2 Swansea 1Jonathan Walters’ first Barclays Premier League goal of the season capped a 2-1 victory for Stoke against Swansea at the Britan(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)