Stoke City: Pre-match stats for Stoke's Premier League clash with Manchester City
Sept 15, 2012: Premier League
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STOKE made it four draws in four games at the start of a season for the first time in their history.
And it was a fourth successive 1-1 draw between these two at the Britannia Stadium after Peter Crouch's opener, with the help of at least one hand, was cancelled out by Javier Garcia's header for the visitors.
Stoke City: Begovic, Wilkinson, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam (Cameron, 84), Kightly (Etherington, 69), Crouch (Owen, 90).
Manchester City: Hart, Maicon, Clichy, Kompany, Lescott, Garcia, Y Toure, Nasri, Tevez (Barry, 63), Balotelli (Dzeko, 90), Sinclair (Silva, 74).
Man City: LWWLW
Stoke City: DDDWD
WHO WE'D LIKE TO SIGN
James Milner: If you're looking at someone on the fringes and a good fit for Stoke, you could do a lot worse.
WHO TO BOO
Mario Balotelli: He might not even be there, but even his absence could prompt a few mickey-taking chants.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Michael Oliver (Northumberland): Came under fire from Stoke earlier this season after failing to spot and punish Chelsea's diving at Stamford Bridge.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Kompany, Nastastic, Milner, Garcia, Y Toure, Silva, Tevez, Aguero.
Stoke City: Begovic, Wilkinson, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Walters, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Etherington, Adam, Crouch.
Carlos Tevez's 65th-minute strike ends Stoke's stoic resistance, while Joe Hart brilliantly denies Ryan Shawcross a late equaliser.