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2013/14 Review: August

PUBLISHED

15:40 6th June 2014

Mark Hughes' first victory, Kenwyne's hat-trick + Pennant's last gasp winner

4TH // Jonathan Walters netted the only goal of the game against Wrexham, as the Potters continued their build-up to the new campaign with a 1-0 victory over Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

10TH // Italian Serie A side Genoa provided stern opposition for Mark Hughes' side at the Britannia Stadium in the final pre-season warm up fixture, which ended goalless in front of just under 10,000 spectators.

17TH // Jonathan Walters' stoppage time penalty was saved by Liverpool's Simon Mignolet, as the Reds inflicted an opening day defeat upon the Potters courtesy of Daniel Sturridge's first-half strike.

22ND // Erik Pieters joined a number of young Potters supporters at Longton Rugby Club as the hugely popular Summer Soccer Schools event was held.

24TH // Mark Hughes recorded his first league win as City boss as strikes from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross complete a superb comeback against newly-promoted Crystal Palace, who led the game through Marouane Chamakh's first goal for the Eagles.

27TH // Mark Hughes captured his fourth acquisition of the summer transfer window by concluding a season-long loan deal for Liverpool and Morocco international winger Oussama Assaidi.

28TH // Kenwyne Jones nets his first hat-trick for the Club as he and his teammates secured a safe passage through to Round 3 of the Capital One Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory over League One side Walsall.

31ST // Jermaine Pennant inflicted some capital punishment upon West Ham United as his late free-kick was enough to secure maximum points for the Potters in East London and elevate the side up into fourth place in the Premier League table.

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