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Stoke stuns Man City 1-0 in Premier League

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 30, 2014 at 11:22 am •  Published: August 30, 2014
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch in the 58th minute before slotting a low shot between the legs of Joe Hart, which the England goalkeeper arguably should have kept out.

It was Stoke's first win of the season and it's first top-flight away victory over City since 1980. It also gave Mark Hughes a memorable victory against his former club, while dealing City its first setback of the campaign after opening with two wins.

Sergio Aguero started for the first time of the season but City's normally potent attack struggled to create chances against a disciplined Stoke defense.

City produced its best attack of the first half just before the break when Aguero's backheel fed Aleksandar Kolarov and his cross was clipped against the woodwork by Yaya Toure.

Samir Nasri went close to opening the scoring soon after the restart but Phil Bardsley made a timely intervention to deflect his effort narrowly wide.

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