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  • December 15, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: M. Halsey
  • • Attendance: 27008
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Premier League Preview: Stoke - Everton

David Moyes' side will aim to build on last week's win over Tottenham when it travels to face Tony Pulis' team, which has proved difficult to beat at the Britannia Stadium.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

STOKE CITY
Stoke City
Begovic
Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Cameron
Walters, Whelan, N'Zonzi, Adam, Kightly
Crouch


EVERTON

  Everton
Howard
Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines
Naismith, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar
Fellaini
Jelavic


Stoke's injury problems have lessened ahead of the visit of Everton. Michael Owen (hamstring) has returned to fitness, but Tony Pulis has admitted the former England man will not be risked. Rory Delap (hernia) and Marc Wilson (leg) remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries and will not play until next year.

Defender Ryan Shotton is suspended after being dismissed in last week's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

David Moyes will be able to choose from a near full-strength squad, although Phil Neville (knee) will definitely miss this game.

Kevin Mirallas' ongoing hamstring problem makes him a doubt, while Victor Anichebe faces a race against time to be involved at the Britannia Stadium.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Stoke is undefeated in its last 14 home Premier League matches.
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in seven of the Potters' last eight Premier League matches.
  • Everton has not won at Stoke since 2008, when a Tim Cahill goal handed it a 3-2 triumph.
  • Marouane Fellaini is just two goals shy of 30 career goals for Everton.
  • Peter Crouch (pictured right) could also reach a milestone at the weekend; the striker will grab his 20th goal for Stoke if he finds the net.
  • There could be as many as five former Rangers players on show on Saturday if Steven Naismith, Nikica Jelavic, Jamie Ness, Maurice Edu and Charlie Adam are all involved.
  • Everton has not won an away match in the Premier League since its 3-0 win over Swansea back in September.

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Available Squads
1Asmir BegovicGoalkeeper
20Geoff CameronDefender
4Robert HuthDefender
17Ryan ShawcrossDefender
28Andy WilkinsonDefender
6Glenn WhelanMidfielder
15Steven N'ZonziMidfielder
16Charlie AdamMidfielder
26Matthew EtheringtonMidfielder
9Kenwyne JonesStriker
19Jonathan WaltersStriker
29Thomas SørensenGoalkeeper
20Matthew UpsonDefender
8W. PalaciosMidfielder
18Dean WhiteheadMidfielder
21Michael KightlyMidfielder
25Peter CrouchStriker
10Cameron JeromeStriker
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
23Seamus ColemanDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
5John HeitingaDefender
34Shane DuffyDefender
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
19Magaye GueyeStriker
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
27Apostolos VelliosStriker

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