KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City claimed their first win of the season as they defeated Arsenal in a quiet weekend for Americans playing in England.
Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal
A goal from Jese Rodriguez was all the Potters needed to take all three points in their win over Arsenal at the Bet365 Stadium.
Cameron was in the starting line-up and played the entire game in the win.
Following an opening season loss to Everton last weekend, Stoke were looking not continue the campaign on a rough patch like last season. Meanwhile, Arsenal were looking to build on their 4-3 win over Leicester City to keep themselves on pace with Manchester United, who sit atop of the standings so far.
The Gunners dominated possession throughout the game, but could not produce any goals as they found it hard to get anything pass Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
The host made Arsena pay for their missed chances within minutes of the start of the second half when Jese sent a pass to teammate Saido Berahino who sent the ball right back to the Spaniard and he slotted past Petr Cech.
Arsenal were able to fight their way back into the game last week but their efforts came to naught this time as they suffered their first loss.
The win puts Stoke in 14th place in the standings.
Danny Williams watched from the bench as David Wagner and Huddersfield Town earned their second win of the season in a 1-0 defeat of Newcastle United.
Kyle Scott watched from the bench for Chelsea in their 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.
Tim Ream started for Fulham in their 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Eric Lichaj came off the bench for Nottingham Forest in their 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
Lyden Gooch watched from the bench in Sunderland's 2-0 loss to Leeds United.
Brendan Moore started in goal for Rochdale in their 3-2 loss to Shrewsbury Town.
Gboly Ariyibi started for Milton Keynes Dons in their 1-0 win over Gillingham.
Duane Holmes came off the bench in Scunthorpe United's 1-0 win over Oxford United.