Academy starlet named in Mark Hughes' starting line-up...
TOM EDWARDS has been handed his Stoke City debut against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The Stafford-born right back, who has scooped the U18 Player of the Year award in each of the past two seasons, starts a Premier league encounter for the first time.
The youngster comes into a starting XI which sees boss Mark Hughes revert to a 4-2-3-1 formation as he looks to plot the downfall of the Premier league leaders.
Edwards lines up on the right hand side of a back four that also features summer signings Kurt Zouma and Kevin Wimmer and Dutch international Erik Pieters.
Joe Allen’s absence means United States star Geoff Cameron moves back into a central midfield role, partnering Darren Fletcher.
Mame Diouf occupies a spot in the right flank, Maxim Choupo-Moting continues on the left whilst Xherdan Shaqiri starts in the attacking central midfield position.
Jese, who missed the 2-1 triumph over Southampton two weeks ago, is preferred to both Peter Crouch and Saido Berahino up front.
Stoke City: Butland; Edwards, Zouma, Wimmer, Pieters; Fletcher, Cameron; Diouf, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting; Jese. Subs: Grant, Martins Indi, Adam, Afellay, Ramadan, Berahino, Crouch.