Jones eyes better starts
Kenwyne Jones wants Stoke to start dictating games from the outset after battling back to beat Newcastle.
Last Updated: 26/09/10 8:05pm
Kenwyne Jones wants Stoke to start dictating games from the outset after battling back once more to beat Newcastle at St James' Park.
The Magpies took the lead via Kevin Nolan's 43rd-minute penalty but the Potters improved after the break and deservedly levelled on 67 minutes when Jones headed home before winning the game thanks to James Perch's own goal five minutes from time.
Stoke also had to battle back from behind to register their first win of the season against Aston Villa and clawed back from a goal down in their recent draw with West Ham and Jones wants the team to start better.
He told Sky Sports: "I think it's a bad habit we need to kick.
"All of the games this season we didn't start so good in the first half and have had to come on in the second half and try and pull off a victory.
"Hopefully we'll discontinue this habit and start winning the first half."
Asked about his own good form, which has now brought him four goals in as many games, Jones added: "The crosses keep coming in and I'm on hand to put them in.
"Thankfully it's been happening consistently and I hope that continues."
Stoke defender Robert Huth, who conceded the foul that led to Newcastle's opener and teed up Jones for the leveller, backed the Potters to build on their first away win of the season.
"We had a terrible start really, considering what we wanted to do (this season)," he said. "We lost the first three and managed to get a win against Villa which was important.
"The first away win normally takes us a while and it's (come) quite early in the season, so we're pleased and hopefully we can kick on from here."