On This Day: Stoke beat Man City 1-0

Stoke City's James Beattie, Rory Delap and Andy Wilkinson.
Stoke City's Rory Delap, James Beattie and Andy Wilkinson.

On This Day: 31 January 2009

Stoke secured a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League, with James Beattie scoring the only goal of the game at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters were reduced to ten men when Rory Delap received a red card for kicking out at Shaun Wright-Phillips, but that didn't stop the hosts from taking the lead after Beattie headed home a cross from Matthew Etherington.

With Mark Hughes being in charge of the visitors at the time, Tony Pulis wasn't to know that his rival would soon turn into his successor after accepting the opportunity to take charge of the red and white stripes four years later.

Stoke Line-Up: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Pugh, Delap, Whelan, Amdy Faye (Griffin 78), Etherington (Sonko 86), Beattie, Fuller (Cresswell 46).

Man City Line-Up: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Onuoha, Bridge, Wright-Phillips, De Jong (Caicedo 72), Zabaleta (Elano 55), Ireland, Bellamy, Robinho.