The Potters took to the field as the pre-season favourites to secure a spot back in the Premier League, although many will now be putting Leeds into the mix on the back of their impressive showing.

After 15 minutes Leeds had managed to take the lead thanks to Mateusz Klich, and  that came after two great Jack Butland saves to deny Kemar Roofe. Klich latched onto a pass from Samuel Saiz and right on the stroke of half-time, Hernandez’s long range strike slipped through Butland’s hands and into the back of the net.

In the second half  Stoke were were handed a reprieve when referee Scott Duncan pointed to the spot after Ince was tripped inside the 18-yard box by Liam Cooper. Afobe stepped up and  put the ball straight down the middle.

It was all over when Cooper beat the defence and glanced Barry Douglas’  corner into the net. Not the start Stoke wanted and much work to do before Saturday’s visit of Brentford

 

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