Choupo-Moting, Diouf dazzle as Stoke City put two past Huddersfield Town

While the skillful Cameroon forward was involved in the smooth running of the show, his Senegal counterpart was on hand to put the icing on the cake

Eric Choupo-Moting and Mame Biram Diouf were in top form as Stoke City defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 in Saturday's English Premier League encounter.

In Paul Lambert's first game in charge of the Potters, the Cameroon and Senegal internationals were deployed alongside fleet-footed winger Xherdan Shaqiri in a three-man attack at the bet365 Stadium. And the trio worked to devastating effect as they handed their new manager a welcome on a positive note.

While Choupo-Moting provided the assist for the opener, Diouf was on on hand to finish a move started by the former Mainz 05 man, to seal the victory for the hosts.

Choupo-Moting showed great composure before teeing up Joe Allen for Stoke's opener in the 53rd minute. And in the 69th minute, his African counterpart finished off a move he initiated.

The former Schalke 04 man intercepted a poor Aaron Mooy ball before finding Shaqiri with a perfectly-weighted pass. The Swiss winger’s first-time back-heel found Diouf who made no mistake in burying the ball past Jonas Lössl in the Terriers' goal.

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The Cameroon man had a chance to grab a goal of his own and extend the hosts' lead but fired over. He was taken off in injury time for Egypt youngster Ramadan Sobhi while Diouf - who grabbed his fifth league goal this term - had earlier made way for Peter Crouch.

Stoke City, with 23 points from 24 games, are momentarily out of the bottom three in the English top-flight log as 18th-placed Southampton [on 21 points] have a game at hand.