KENYA BROWN - Monday, October 24, 2016
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City continued their push away from the relegation zone as they snatched all three points on the road at Hull City.
Hull City 0-2 Stoke City
Xherdan Shaqiri's brace helped the Potters to an easy win over struggling Hull at the KC Stadium.
Cameron started in the defensive midfield position for the team and played the entire game as they went on to earn their second win of the season.
Hull, who started the season positively with a win over defending champions Leicester City, sat just above Stoke in the standings, but their recent form has shown it is going to be long season for them.
The misery for the home side came in the 26th minute when Shaqiri scored his first goal on the day. Hull failed to clear a corner kick well, allowing Ryan Shawcross to pass the ball over to the Swiss international and he unleashed a wicked left-footed shot from outside the area that beat goalkeeper David Marshall.
It was Shaqiri's show the entire game and he topped it off with another brilliant strike in the 50th minute. Curtis Davies brought down the midfielder just outside their own area and he made them pay for by tucking away a splendid free kick that sent the traveling supporters into delirium.
The win allowed Stoke to move out of the relegation zone and into 16th place with nine points.
Brad Guzan watched from the bench as Middlesbrough as they held Arsenal to a 0-0 tie, spoiling Arsene Wenger's birthday celebration and the team's chance to move to the top of the EPL standings.
Lynden Gooch came off the bench for Sunderland in their 1-0 loss to West Ham. The Black Cats continue to struggle as they sit firmly at the bottom of the standings with two points.
Jonathan Spector started in Birmingham City's 2-0 loss to Burton Albion.
DeAndre Yedlin started for Newcastle as the Magpies earned a 3-0 win over Ipswich Town. They are now atop the Championship standings.
Danny Williams started in Reading's 1-0 win over Rotherham United.
Eric Lichaj started as Nottingham Forest suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City.
Tim Ream watched from the bench as Fulham fell 1-0 to Aston Villa.
Duane Holmes started and notched an assist, while Gboly Ariyibi also started as Scunthorpe United thrashed Chesterfield 3-0.