arrow-downarrow-leftarrow-uparrow-whiteArtboard 33back-to_ball-blueball-redball-whiteArtboard 10Artboard 10Artboard 10blockcameraArtboard 1 copy 4Artboard 1 copy 4Artboard 28close-blackclose-whiteclosecornerdownloaddropdown-bluedropdown-whiteextra timefacebookfilefree-cornerfreekickfull timegoal dissallowedgoal-headedPlayer1goal-othergoal-right-footgoalhalf timeinjuryinstagramkick offleft-arrow-blueleft-arrow-buttonlineupslive-flashinglive-scoresload-moreArtboard 13 copyArtboard 13 copy 2loginmenumin-by-minmissArtboard 12Artboard 12Artboard 12offisidepenalty awardedpen missedpen scoredpen scoredArtboard 1 copy 3Artboard 1 copy 3play-videoquote-bottomquote-topred-cardreport-bluereport-redright-arrow-blackright-arrow-blueright-arrow-whiteright-arrowsavesearchsecond-yellowArtboard 9Artboard 9Artboard 13Artboard 13Artboard 13speakerspeech-bubbles-bluespeech-bubbles-redArtboard 11Artboard 11Artboard 11opta-pitchsubstitutiontableswansea iconstimer-bluetimer-redtwitter-bluetwitterArtboard 29woodworkyellow-card

OFFICIAL club website of stoke city

Butland Handed First League Start

JACK BUTLAND was handed his first Premier League start against title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday afternoon after impressing in his two recent outings against Everton and Leicester City.

The England international got the nod to start the game, despite former Denmark captain Thomas Sorensen returning from injury.

Mark Hughes made two changes to his eleven prior to kick-off with Republic of Ireland ace Jonathan Walters and Peter Crouch both earning recalls.

Walters replaced the ineligible Oussama Assaidi on the flank whilst former Anfield favourite Crouch replaced the absent Kenwyne Jones up front.

Otherwise, the team remained the same from the one that secured a passage through to the last 32 of the FA Cup eight days earlier.

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Arnautovic; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Shotton, Muniesa, Palacios, Ireland, Pennant, Etherington.

Article tags: