Last Updated: 24/08/13 4:54pm
That's it! Mark Hughes has a win in his first home game as Stoke City boss. His side did it the hard way, coming from behind at the break to see off a battling Crystal Palace side who had led through Marouane Chamakh. Goals either side of the hour mark from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross turned the game on its head, however, and the Eagles couldn't find an equaliser. 2-1 it ends.
Begovic claims again as Moxey delivers a cross from the left. The fourth official is out with the board....and it's 4 minutes. Can Palace find an equaliser?
Palace free-kick. Moxey takes it long but Begovic takes it superbly to relieve the pressure on the home side.
Stoke should be in but Pennant ball with the outside of his boot is heavy and Jerome can't get there before Speroni.
Peter Crouch makes way for Cameron Jerome. Jerome scored in the FA Cup meeting between the two sides in January.
Phillips and Jedinak over it, Garvan is there too. Jedinak hits but straight into the wall and Stoke clear the ball long.
Dwight Gayle does his best Marco van Basten impression, hitting a volley first time from a tight angle on the right after being picked out by Dikgacoi. He wasn't far away either.
Owen Garvan hits one from 30 yards but it's high and wide. Poor effort and the wrong decision to shoot.
Kevin Phillips joins the action. The 40-year-old is on for Jason Puncheon, who has had a quiet afternoon on the whole. Phillips first action is to shoot wide from outside the box.
Brilliant effort from Steven Nzonzi. Edge of the area and he smashes it across goal, only to see it hit the post and go out for a goal-kick.
Another substitution for Stoke. Charlie Adam is replaced by Glenn Whelan and receives a warm ovation after scoring the hosts first goal.
Williams wants a free-kick right on the edge of the Stoke penalty area but Andre Marriner waves away his protests.
Talked up by the manager this week and now Jermaine Pennant has the chance to repay his manager's faith. He's on for Etherington.
This has been a decent response from Crystal Palace. After a nightmare 5 minutes they have regrouped and are trying to exert some pressure of their own.
Puncheon nearly equalises for the visitors. He cuts in from the left and Begovic just gets down at his near-post and holds it at the second attempt.
Ian Holloway seems to agree. Chamakh replaced by Jonathan Williams whilst Owen Garvan is also introduced, Campana makes way.
It's a Chamakh to blame for Palace as firstly he fails to clear with his header and then his attempt to challenge Shawcross seconds later was far from impressive.
Stoke lead! Ryan Shawcross had a torrid first half but he won't mind now, he's put his side in front!
Stoke continuing to press and Adam drives a shot at Speroni from 25 yards. Easy take for the keeper.
Charlie Adam equalises for Stoke! Confusion in the Palace box but Jon Walters keeps his composure to tee up Adam who sweeps the ball into the bottom left hand corner. 1-1.
Another player who has impressed for the visitors is Dwight Gayle and he wins a free-kick just inside the Stoke half after another burst.
Walters gets in over the top but shoots over under pressure from Delaney. The Palace centre-back has been impressive so far.
Stoke corner. Outswinger from Etherington comes all the way through to Nzonzi at the edge of the box but his strike flies well wide.
Well Sam that was woeful from stoke no pace & very uninventive going forward shawcross having a bad game as well. i think hughes should bring on jones & jerome to shake it up a little. Philip.
Hi, just wanted so say I've been a fan for over 30 years of stoke city and at the moment I can't see how we are ever going to score let alone pick up points! But hoping against hope 2 goals go in from anywhere!! 2-1 to stoke with everything crossed for luck! Dave Franklin
The teams are back out. Mark Hughes is walking back to his seat with real purpose for the second-half. You feel he didn't hold back with his half-time team talk.
What do you make of that then? Not many chances but the visitors lead. Can your side hold on Palace fans? Or do Stoke fans think their side can hit back to take the three points? Get in touch on twitter @SamDrury11 or email v-Sam.Drury@bskyb.com.
Half-time and Mark Hughes' first home game in charge isn't going to plan. Marouane Chamakh's goal on his full debut for Crystal Palace has given them a 1-0 lead at the break. Hughes will be far from impressed by the defending that let him in.
Stoke free-kick. Midway inside the Palace half on the right-hand side. Wasted as Adam over-hits it and Speroni takes the catch.
Although Jose Campana may have been slightly over-confident as he attempts a volley from wide out on the right. Goal-kick.
Showboating in the corner now from Chamakh. That goal has done his confidence the world of good. Stoke are struggling to keep hold of the ball.
Campana takes it, just over 25 yards out to the left of the D. He hits it well but it curly harmlessly over.
Ryan Shawcross won't want to see any replays of the goal. The Stoke captain was out-muscled far too easily to allow Chamakh in.
Nearly an instant response from the Potters as Crouch goes close with a header that comes back off the crossbar. Speroni may have got a fingertip to it. Great save if he did!
GOAL! Palace lead and it's Chamakh who scores! Poor defending from Stoke as a high, hanging ball from Delaney isn't dealt with and the former Arsenal man takes advantage to slot past Begovic.
Clash of heads between Crouch and Jedinak. The former England man comes off worse. The entire Palace team take the opportunity to get a drink whilst he gets treatment.
Crystal Palace free-kick, 40 yards out just to the right of centre. Campana drifts it in and Jedinak's header is comfortably claimed by Begovic.
Chance for Stoke! A decent move down the left sees Etherington hang up a cross to the far post but Peter Crouch can't get over the header and it loops over the bar.
Ward picked out down the Eagles right and appeals for a penalty as Etherington arrives at his back. Nothing given.
Half-cleared and a game of head tennis ensues before the offside flag is raised against Crouch and Palace escape.
Good work from Marouane Chamakh sees Gayle in space on the right but with just one man to aim at, his low cross is easily cut out.
First shot of the day comes from Charlie Adam but his right-footed effort is straight at Speroni from 25 yards. Stoke starting to gain the upper hand in the opening stages.
Still just about time for a flutter before kick-off. Stoke are the odds-on favourites to win today at 5/6 with the draw 12/5 and a Crystal Palace win 7/2. Peter Crouch heads the goalscorer betting at 5/1 to net first with Jonathan Walters and Dwight Gayle available at 6/1 and 10/1 respectively in our Price Boosts.
Andre Marriner is the referee today and he leads the sides out to rapturous applause. More for the teams than him though you expect.
Flag waving has begun and with some real gusto at the Britannia. The teams will be out shortly as the cameras pan to a Stoke fan with a toy elephant sat on his shoulders. Am I missing something?
Another Potter predicting a narrow win. Goals definitely look like being an issue for both sides this season. Ian Holloway's mood won't have been improved by seeing Darren Bent netting on his Fulham debut earlier after pushing so hard to bring the striker to Selhurst Park.
A very polite email there from Edd in Durban. Good to see that Stoke v Crystal Palace can attract a global audience! 2-1 seems a popular scoreline with Stoke fans. Any thoughts Palace fans?
Hi Sam,ex Potter Edd Irwin here from Durban,South Africa. Nice to see Charlie Adam getting a start. He came on as substitute at Liverpool and made a big impact. I'm going of a Stoke win 2-1.and get our first three points. Regards. Edd Irwin.
So with the teams in, what do you think? Can Stoke mark the first home game of the Mark Hughes era with a win, Potters fans? Or can Marouane Chamakh show the form that saw him earn a move to Arsenal and give Palace the points? Let me know your thoughts!
"We had a list of players being released and, because he was out of contract, his name was on it," said Hughes.
Mark Hughes takes charge of his first Stoke game at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon and has been talking up Jermaine Pennant in the lead up to today's fixture.
So three changes for Ian Holloway's men as Marouane Chamakh, Jose Campana and new signing Jason Puncheon come in to make full debuts for the Eagles. Aaron Wilbraham, Owen Garvan and Stephen Dobbie drop to the bench.
Ah here we go! Crystal Palace: Speroni; Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey; Puncheon, Campana, Jedinak (c), Dikgacoi, Gayle; Chamakh
I'm not sure what the hold up is with the Palace team but while we wait, here's what Ian Holloway had to say on his FA charge for criticising the officials after their game with Spurs...
We're still waiting for confirmation of the Crystal Palace team but the home side make one change from the side that started at Anfield last weekend. Charlie Adam comes in for Glenn Whelan.
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Wilson, Adam, Etherington; Crouch
Both sides are looking to bounce back from 1-0 defeats on the opening day of the season. Stoke lost 1-0 at Liverpool after Jonathan Walters saw a last gasp penalty saved by Simon Mignolet whilst Palace also suffered spot kick misery. A dubious decision saw Roberto Soldado convert from 12 yards to give Tottenham victory at Selhurst Park.
I'm Sam Drury and I'll be keeping you up-to-date with all the action today as well as the team news in the build-up to today's clash. You can get involved by tweeting me @SamDrury11 or emailing me at v-Sam.Drury@bskyb.com.