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Stoke City vs. Norwich City (lineups and discuss)

Tranmere Rovers v Stoke City - Capital One Cup Third Round

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Stoke City manager Mark Hughes looks on prior to kickoff the Capital One Cup third round match between Tranmere Rovers and Stoke City at Prenton Park on September 25, 2013 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Mark Hughes has secured a solid start to the season for Stoke City, and although some don’t like it, he will continue to go with what’s working.

That means Kenwyne Jones gets the start once again up front over Peter Crouch and Stephen Ireland. The big target man has yet to score in four Premier League appearances this seaosn.

Jonathan Walters will slot behind Jones for Hughes’ side, with Marko Arnautovic starting on the right wing. Arnautovic has impressed in recent weeks, beating out Liverpool loanee Oussama Assaidi for the spot.

American Geoff Cameron starts again at right-back for Stoke.

For Norwich, Anthony Pilkington returns to the lineup as the Canaries look to pick up some separation from the bottom of the table.


Stoke City - Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Wilson, Adam, Arnautovic; Jones.
Bench - Sorensen, Whelan, Pennent, Palacios, Assaidi, Crouch, Ireland.

Norwich City - Ruddy; Martin, Turner, R. Bennett, Olsson; Tettey, Fer, Howson; Snodgrass, Pilkington; van Wolfswinkel.
Bench - Bunn, Whittaker, Johnson, Murphy, Elmander, Hoolahan, Hooper.

You can watch live on NBC Sports Live Extra starting at 8:30am ET.