A day to forget for Stoke as Everton continue their impressive form on their travels.
- Stoke XI: Butland, Johnson, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Pieters, Imbula, Whelan, Shaqiri, Afellay, Arnautovic, Diouf.
- Everton XI: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku.
There will be three minutes of added time. That's three too long for Stoke.
Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland is found by a pull-back to the edge of the box but the Potters man can only send his shot high into the stands. Sums up Stoke's day.
Norwich and now Stoke taking a lot of criticism for their defending. They do miss Shawcross badly.
Kris Jefferson: Stoke the most unbalanced team in the league? So much attacking potential, but so weak in defence without Shawcross.
David S: Stoke's record without Shawcross is worse than abysmal. Shows what a top class defender and leader he really is
No sooner had Arouna Kone come on for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku than he is clean through on goal, only for Jack Butland to save his shot.
Quite a few empty seats at the Britannia now. They've probably had enough and their team hasn't looked like getting back into this.Copyright: Reuters
A rare Stoke chance sees right-back Glen Johnson cut inside and get in a powerful shot which is parried away by keeper Joel Robles.
Aaron Lennon leaves two Stoke players in his wake as he gets to the bye-line before a pull back for Romelu Lukaku, whose first shot is blocked by defender Marc Muniesa and the follow-up is saved by Jack Butland.
Stoke boss takes off Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay and brings on Peter Odemwingie and Stephen Ireland.
There's a few boos as Shaqiri goes off.Copyright: Getty Images
Everton go close to a fourth. Romelu Lukaku gets on the end of a Ross Barkley cross only to see his header tipped on to the crossbar by keeper Jack Butland. Quality save.Copyright: Reuters
Erik Pieters sends a cross into the Everton box but Mame Biram Diouf and Xherdan Shaqiri can't get on the end of it.
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley plays a one-two with Romelu Lukaku to get through on the Stoke goal but sends his shot into the side-netting.
Stoke are quickly on the attack as they try to salvage some pride and maybe start an unlikely comeback.
I'm guessing Stoke's players have had a bit of a rocket from manager Mark Hughes at half-time. Everton boss Roberto Martinez probably had enough time to teach his players some of his dance moves to Jason Derulo.
The second half is under way...Copyright: PA
Everton have had less of the ball but have done more with it...Copyright: .
I'm reliably informed the fan in the swimming gear is dressed up like that for charity. Fair play to him. He might also be in the right sort of attire if it keeps chucking it down the way it is at the Britannia.
Former Arsenal and Wales striker on Final Score
"There's an Everton fan in his swimming trunks, hat and goggles at the Britannia. He must be doing it for a bet..."Copyright: PA
Good to see him clutching his Bovril though...
"It's been a horror first half from Stoke. Everton have given Potters boss Mark Hughes so much to ponder. Everton are cruising."Copyright: Getty Images
Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Final Score
"Stoke seem to have just gone, completely. Aaron Lennon latched onto a poor ball and he is in such good form and was calm and emphatic with his finish. The Everton train is off and rolling."Copyright: Reuters