Stoke fought back from a goal down against Crystal Palace to provide manager Mark Hughes with a win in his first home game in charge of the club.

The Potters went behind in the Premier League match when Marouane Chamakh out-muscled Ryan Shawcross, cut inside Robert Huth and slid home his shot.

But in four second half minutes Charlie Adam stroked in a left-footed effort and Shawcross scored on the turn.

Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace: Hughes delighted by fightback

And Stoke went close to adding to their lead when Steven Nzonzi hit the post.

The Potters showed they are still a work in progress as Hughes tries to bring both a more cultured approach and goals to their play.

However, although Premier League newcomers Palace acquitted themselves well, the hosts' renowned grit and determination are both still in evidence and those qualities were the basis of their victory.

Hughes was given a generous welcome by the Britannia faithful on his way to the dug-out at the start of the match and he might have had an early goal to celebrate had Peter Crouch's finishing been better.

Crouch, who had managed just three goals in 32 games coming into the match, headed Matthew Etherington's far-post cross over from six yards.

The miss was punished when Damien Delaney sent a long ball forward for Chamakh, who showed more strength than Shawcross to win possession and then cut inside Huth before beating keeper Asmir Begovic with a low shot.

Analysis

"This was a relatively undistinguished Premier League game in that there were not any sustained periods of pressure. A hard-earned victory for Stoke. Palace have got the stomach for the fight but they have got a lot to learn in the Premier League."

The assured finish from the Moroccan forward belied the goal-scoring reputation of a player who found the net only twice in seven games for Arsenal last season.

The goal sparked a flurry of action and a Crouch header hit the underside of the bar and bounced the wrong side of the goal-line for the home side.

Having survived that scare, the visitors almost added to their lead when Dean Moxey took advantage of some hesitant defending to drill an angled shot just wide of the far post, while Jose Campana sent a free-kick fractionally high.

Stoke's best chances were falling to Crouch but he continually struggled to apply a finishing touch, with the forward producing another wayward header from close range when he met an Etherington corner.

Crouch did, however, play a part in the equaliser. He controlled a cross well and, along with team-mate Jon Walters, helped the ball on to Adam, who produced a calm finish.

A tiring Palace soon conceded the winner when they again failed to clear their lines and Shawcross sent a shot in on the turn from eight yards.

Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace: Holloway says his side 'ran out of steam'

New Palace loan signing Jason Puncheon had a strike gathered at the second attempt by Begovic but Stoke could have added to their lead, with Nzonzi denied by the post.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes:

"Premier League points are like gold dust and this was important for us. I'm a new manager working really hard with a new group of players.

"In fairness to them, they have worked their socks off to try to implement what we are trying to do.

"We will get better - we weren't great [against Crystal Palace] and we can play better, I think we all accept that. But the important thing was to get a positive result."

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway:

"I thought we gave a good account of ourselves. I was very pleased, especially with the first half. You could see in the second half we ran out of steam.

"There were lots of positives for me. We passed it quite nicely at times. We just need a break for everybody to start believing in themselves.

"It is a tough division, the Premier League. It finds out your weaknesses and we have still got a few."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Stoke City

  • 01 Begovic
  • 03 Pieters
  • 04 Huth
  • 17 Shawcross Booked
  • 20 Cameron Booked
  • 12 Wilson
  • 15 Nzonzi
  • 16 Adam (Whelan - 74' )
  • 19 Walters Booked
  • 26 Etherington (Pennant - 70' )
  • 25 Crouch (Jerome - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Sorensen
  • 05 Muniesa
  • 28 Wilkinson
  • 06 Whelan
  • 07 Pennant
  • 09 Jones
  • 33 Jerome

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Ward
  • 19 Gabbidon
  • 21 Moxey
  • 27 Delaney
  • 06 Campana (Garvan - 63' )
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 13 Puncheon (Phillips - 76' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 16 Gayle
  • 29 Chamakh (Williams - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Alexander
  • 28 Ramage
  • 10 Garvan
  • 20 Williams
  • 09 Phillips
  • 11 Dobbie
  • 18 Wilbraham
Ref: Marriner
Att: 25,270

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

5 5

Corners

7 0

Fouls

13 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:19

Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

90:00 +3:46

Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shawcross.

90:00 +3:07

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

90:00 +2:17

Short corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

90:00 +1:56

Cameron Jerome has an effort at goal. Jonathan Williams gets a block in.

90:00 +0:40

Kevin Phillips takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

90:00 +0:37

Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:26

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

89:36

Dean Moxey delivers the ball.

87:52

Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

87:28

Jonathan Walters goes into the book.

87:28 Booking

Booking

87:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Kagisho Dikgacoi.

86:21

Free kick taken by Jonathan Williams.

86:14

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey.

86:08

Joel Ward takes the free kick.

85:48

Foul by Cameron Jerome on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded.

85:27 Substitution

Substitution Peter Crouch leaves the field to be replaced by Cameron Jerome.

83:59

Clearance by Robert Huth.

83:55

Strike on goal comes in from Mile Jedinak from the free kick. Jermaine Pennant gets a block in.

83:54

Kevin Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

83:16

Booking for Geoff Cameron for time wasting.

83:16 Booking

Booking

82:53

Jonathan Williams fouled by Marc Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.

82:01

Clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.

81:54

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

80:50

Glenn Whelan makes a clearance.

80:34

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

80:33

Clearance made by Joel Ward.

79:55

Shot by Dwight Gayle went wide of the left-hand upright.

79:29

Clearance by Joel Ward.

78:43

Owen Garvan takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

78:18

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

78:17

Centre by Peter Crouch.

78:04

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

77:38

Dean Moxey fouled by Jonathan Walters, the ref awards a free kick.

77:18

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

77:09

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

77:05

Clearance made by Joel Ward.

76:28

Shot by Kevin Phillips missed to the left of the target.

76:26

Jonathan Williams makes a clearance.

76:14

Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.

75:33 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Phillips joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Puncheon.

74:48

Steven Nzonzi takes the chance to get an effort at goal and bounces off the post.

74:42

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

74:39

Erik Pieters crosses the ball.

73:57 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Whelan on for Charlie Adam.

72:47

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

71:59

Jonathan Williams takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

71:23

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

70:55

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

70:52

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron.

70:14

The ball is crossed by Ryan Shawcross.

70:10

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

69:55

Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.

69:49

Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Etherington goes off and Jermaine Pennant comes on.

68:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Moxey on Steven Nzonzi.

68:26

Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

68:25

The ball is delivered by Dean Moxey.

68:25

Robert Huth makes a clearance.

68:01

Jonathan Walters makes a clearance.

67:46

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

67:35

Jonathan Walters makes a clearance.

67:32

Dwight Gayle delivers the ball.

67:01

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

66:12

Clearance made by Dean Moxey.

64:22

Jason Puncheon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Asmir Begovic back into danger.

63:21

Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.

62:59 Substitution

Substitution Owen Garvan is brought on as a substitute for Jose Campana.

62:51 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Williams comes on in place of Marouane Chamakh.

62:21

Kagisho Dikgacoi fouled by Steven Nzonzi, the ref awards a free kick.

61:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Shawcross - Stoke 2 - 1 C Palace Ryan Shawcross scores a right footed goal. Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace.

61:19

Marouane Chamakh manages to make a clearance.

60:43

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

60:14

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Julian Speroni parries the ball away.

59:59

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

59:57

Jonathan Walters delivers the ball.

59:38

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

59:37

A cross is delivered by Geoff Cameron.

58:33

Jonathan Walters has an effort at goal. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

57:06

Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Walters.

57:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Adam - Stoke 1 - 1 C Palace Charlie Adam scores with their left foot. Stoke 1-1 Crystal Palace.

56:43

Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

56:37

Foul by Jason Puncheon on Marc Wilson, free kick awarded.

55:28

Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

55:22

Clearance made by Dean Moxey.

55:20

Geoff Cameron delivers the ball.

55:16

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

54:05

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

53:45

Free kick taken by Jose Campana.

53:35

Marc Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dwight Gayle.

52:23

Shot by Jonathan Walters cleared the crossbar.

52:14

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

51:34

Steven Nzonzi takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

51:32

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Etherington.

51:12

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

51:01

Clearance by Joel Ward.

50:03

Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

49:34

Clearance by Peter Crouch.

49:25

Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

48:04

Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

48:03

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron.

47:54

Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

47:11

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

46:43

Header by Peter Crouch misses to the right of the target.

46:41

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington.

46:21

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

46:20

Erik Pieters crosses the ball.

46:00

Shot by Charlie Adam. Kagisho Dikgacoi gets a block in.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:45

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:17

The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Walters for handball.

45:00 +1:02

Clearance by Damien Delaney.

45:00 +1:01

Jonathan Walters sends in a cross.

45:00 +0:13

Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.

42:46

Jonathan Walters makes a clearance.

42:44

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

42:39

Jason Puncheon crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:11

Unfair challenge on Jose Campana by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick.

41:46

Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.

41:13

Jonathan Walters fouled by Damien Delaney, the ref awards a free kick.

40:20

Shot by Jose Campana went wide right of the net.

39:59

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

39:24

Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

39:19

Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.

38:22

Erik Pieters makes a clearance.

38:03

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

37:34

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jose Campana and misses to the left of the goal.

36:26 Booking

Booking

36:26

Ryan Shawcross receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

36:19

Ryan Shawcross challenges Dwight Gayle unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:05

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

36:00

Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

35:31

Clearance made by Robert Huth.

35:20

Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

34:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Kagisho Dikgacoi.

34:18

Dean Moxey has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

33:24

Shot by Dean Moxey. Asmir Begovic catches the ball.

33:24

A cross is delivered by Dean Moxey.

33:23

Clearance made by Marc Wilson.

33:19

Jose Campana restarts play with the free kick.

32:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Wilson on Marouane Chamakh.

32:06

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

32:00

Peter Crouch has a headed effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Julian Speroni.

31:58

A cross is delivered by Marc Wilson.

31:57

Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.

31:54

The ball is delivered by Geoff Cameron.

30:52

Assist on the goal came from Damien Delaney.

30:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Marouane Chamakh - Stoke 0 - 1 C Palace Marouane Chamakh slots the ball right footed into the goal. Stoke 0-1 Crystal Palace.

30:12

Clearance made by Robert Huth.

30:10

Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

29:33

Jonathan Walters delivers the ball.

26:30

Clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.

26:28

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

26:04

Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.

25:28

Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.

25:24

A cross is delivered by Joel Ward.

24:47

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

23:59

Chance falls to Mile Jedinak who heads at goal. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.

23:56

Free kick taken by Jose Campana.

23:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Steven Nzonzi.

23:15

Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.

23:11

The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey.

22:43

Robert Huth makes a clearance.

22:42

The ball is delivered by Marouane Chamakh.

22:13

Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

21:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Jose Campana.

20:42

Header at goal by Peter Crouch goes over the frame of the goal.

20:40

The ball is sent over by Matthew Etherington.

19:46

Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

18:25

Clearance made by Mile Jedinak.

17:08

Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.

16:13

Clearance made by Mile Jedinak.

15:48

Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Asmir Begovic catches the ball.

15:16

A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington.

14:51

Clearance made by Mile Jedinak.

14:49

Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.

14:47

Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

14:44

Centre by Erik Pieters.

14:16

Erik Pieters takes the free kick.

14:09

Jason Puncheon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters.

13:51

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

13:47

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam.

12:53

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

12:27

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

12:22

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

12:05

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

11:32

Peter Crouch is ruled offside.

11:31

Clearance made by Jose Campana.

11:28

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

11:26

Clearance made by Dean Moxey.

11:23

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.

10:59

Clearance by Joel Ward.

10:53

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line.

10:16

Clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

10:13

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington.

8:58

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

8:00

Free kick taken by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

7:59

Joel Ward fouled by Jonathan Walters, the ref awards a free kick.

7:33

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington.

6:42

Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

6:36

Marouane Chamakh manages to make a clearance.

5:14

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Shot by Charlie Adam. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.

5:00

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

4:58

The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.

3:47

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

2:56

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

2:37

Clearance made by Robert Huth.

1:12

Clearance by Mile Jedinak.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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