Stoke City 2-0 Burnley: Hughes’ go top half with win
- Walters lashes home
- Muniesa nabs first PL goal
- Clarets sink 14th
Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa scored as Stoke City continued to make its early season woes a thing of the past in a 2-0 win over visiting Burnley on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium.
The loss leaves Burnley just three points above the drop zone, while Stoke arrives in the top half with 19 points.
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Burnley had the ball in the early stages, but Bruno Martins Indi provided the first bit of true danger when the Stoke back headed the ball off the woodwork.
Tom Heaton missed the game through injury, but he wouldn’t have made a difference on Walters’ opener. The Stoke man belted a Mame Biram Diouf cross behind Paul Robinson to give the Potters a 20th minute lead.
Muniesa scooped up his first PL goal before halftime when Marko Arnautovic provided good service and the ex-Barca man didn’t mess up his lines.
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40 - Jonathan Walters has scored his 40th Premier League goal for Stoke City; more than any other Potters' player in the competition. Opener— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 3, 2016
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