Last Updated: 27/10/12 5:20pm
FULL TIME. That's it, a goalless draw here at the Britannia. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.
Owen tries to make a diving header from Cameron's cross from the right but O'Shea just gets his foot in to deny the striker and Sunderland clear.
Etherington runs at the Sunderland box before trying to pass to Crouch but Mignolet is quickly off his line and gets his hand in ahead of Crouch. Kightly pounces on the loose ball but shoots into the side netting from eight yards.
Etherington takes the corner and Huth heads at goal from ten yards in the centre but Mignolet saves well to his right.
Stoke win a throw in 16 yards out on the left. Wilkinson takes and wins another in a similar position. He takes again and N'Zonzi crosses into the box but it is straight at Mignolet who gathers.
Etherington cuts inside from the left wing before crossing towards Crouch in the centre of the box but Cuellar and O'Shea crowd him out and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
Etherington runs down the left flank before crossing into the box from ten yards but it lacks power and Mignolet easily gathers at his near post.
Cameron tries to cross into the box from 30 yards on the right but it is over hit and goes out for a goal-kick.
Cameron takes the free-kick and Huth heads at goal from six yards under pressure and Mignolet produces a great reaction save to keep the scores level.
Gardner is booked for a late challenge on Wilkinson. He is booked and Stoke have a free-kick 25 yards on the left.
Gardner is down injured after he tackled Kightly in the build-up to the last move but he is up on his feet and can continue.
Etherington tries an effort from 22 yards in front of goal after good work by Kightly but O'Shea blocks.
Cameron tries to release Crouch down the middle with a long ball but the striker is given offside 30 yards out.
Sessegnon passes to the unmarked Fletcher in the box who shoots at goal from 12 yards but Huth blocks. Replays show it strikes his arm and could have been a penalty.
Johnson takes the corner but it is too close to Begovic who gathers. He releases Etherington to run at the Sunderland box but Rose tracks back and blocks his pass.
Cameron makes a good run into the right side of the box before pulling the ball back from six yards but the ball is just behind Adam who can not get much power on his shot and Mignolet gathers.
News from the Stoke bench is that Wilson has gone to hospital with a suspected broken fibula. Sad news.
Johnson whips the ball into the box but Begovic is quickly off his line to gather. He releases Kightly up the field but Gardner tackles in his box and clears.
Sessegnon wins a throw in 30 yards out on the right. They take and Johnson is fouled by Crouch for a free-kick 28 yards out on the right after a challenge from behind. Crouch is booked.
Gabriel says: 'I wonder where this game will be on match of the day! The restricted number of chances makes me think it'll finish goalless unless O'Neill or Pulis shakes it up a bit.' It certainly looks that way Gabriel!
Walters releases Cameron down the right flank who crosses into the box from 25 yards but it takes a slight deflection off Rose and Mignolet catches on his line.
Adam takes the corner but Sunderland partially clear but Crouch's effort from 16 yards on the left is blocked by Gardner.
N'Zonzi catches Sessegnon for a Sunderland free-kick just inside the Stoke half. They take but N'Zonzi clears the box. Stoke break forward and Kightly wins a corner on the left.
Colback goes down under a challenge from Shawcross as he attempts to get onto a pass by Johnson but the ref waves play on.
Walters creates a yard of space for himself before shooting from 22 yards in the centre but it is well over.
Johnson takes the free-kick and Shawcross clears the ball back to him. He runs at the box before shooting from 25 yards but it is over. Larsson is back on the pitch.
Larsson is fouled by Whitehead for a Sunderland free-kick 30 yards out on the right touchline. Whitehead is rightly booked for his late challenge.
Johnson tries to release McClean down the left flank but it is over hit and out for a Stoke throw in midway in their half on the right.
Stoke win a throw in 15 yards out on the left. They take but Sunderland clear the box. Wilson is then down injured after a challenge by Fletcher midway in the Sunderland half. It looks like he twisted awkwardly.
Adam takes the corner short to Cameron who passes it back to Adam. Adam then crosses into the box but it is too close to Mignolet who gathers.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 5/4 for a Stoke win and the same price for the draw. A Sunderland win is now 7/2. This game could go either way but if I had to put my last pound on it, i would bet on a 0-0 draw which pays 2/1. What are your views / predictions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
HALF TIME. The teams go in all square after a first half of few chances here at the Britannia. Stay with us for the second period as both Pulis and O'Neill attempt to unpick the other sides' defence.
Adam crosses from 25 yards on the left and Mignolet has to punch away before the ref blows for half time.
Kightly attempts to get past Gardner down the left flank but the defender holds firm and wins a throw in.
Adam takes the corner but it is poor for once and Larsson clears at the neat post. Wilson collects the ball near the halfway line and tries an effort from 35 yards but it is well over.
Johnson attempts to cut inside from the right flank but Whitehead tackles on the edge of the box and clears.
Stoke attempt to release Walters into the left corner but the ball is over hit and goes out for a Sunderland throw in near their own byline. Rose went down under a challenge with Crouch on the right in the build up but he is up on his feet and able to continue.
Stoke take the throw in short to Walters but he slips under a challenge by rose and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
Sunderland keep good possession before Johnson crosses from the left byline but Whitehead clears in the box. Stoke break forward and Kightly wins a throw in ten yards out on the right off Cuellar.
Sunderland win a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. Larrson takes and Cuellar attempts a back-wards header from 16 yards in the centre and it goes just wide of Begovic's left post.
Adam takes the corner and Mignolet has to push it out for a corner on the left under pressure from Shawcross.
Cuellar releases McClean into the left corner who crosses into the box from ten yards but Stoke clear. They break upfield and Kightly shoots at goal from 20 yards on the left and Cuellar heads out for a corner on the right.
Sunderland win a throw in 28 yards out on the right. Gardner takes and Fletcher tees-up Colback who shoots from 22 yards in the centre but it is well wide of Begovic's right post.
Stoke break forward and Cameron wins a throw in ten yards out on the right. Stoke take but Rose shepherds the ball out for a goal-kick.
Adam takes the free-kick but Mignolet parries the ball away. Stoke come again and feed the ball to Shawcross to the right of goal but the keeper saves his close range effort, diving to his right.
Cameron is caught by Rose for a Stoke free-kick 16 yards out on the right touchline. Rose is also booked.
Sunderland come again and Gardner crosses into the box from 16 yards on the right but Begovic is down well to collect the ball in the box ahead of the advancing Colback.
Rose attempts to release McClean into the left corner but the two players do not read each other and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
Shawcross and Colback battle for the ball to the left of the Stoke box and the Stoke defender wins the throw in.
Kightly plays a one-two before crossing from 15 yards on the left towards Crouch at the far post but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
McClean attempts to cut inside from the left flank but Cameron tackles on the edge of the box and clears.
Adam finds Crouch to the right edge of the box but the striker is given offside but replays show he was in line with Cuellar.
Sunderland win a throw in 25 yards out on the right. Gardener takes and wins another 15 yards out on the right. He takes again but N'Zonzi wins a throw in for Stoke in a similar position.
Sunderland win a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. They feed it to Larsson to the right of the box and he crosses but it is over hit. McClean manages to keep the ball in play and he crosses into the box from five yards out on the left but Begovic dives low to his left at his near post to gather.
Stoke come again and Kightly crosses from five yards out on the left but Cuellar heads away in the box.
Sunderland take the throw in but Stoke win the ball and Walters charges forward and wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take and feed the ball to Crouch on the right. He tries to cross from the byline but the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
Sky Bet's Jonathan has been in touch to say: The Potters are 10/11 to get back to winning ways after defeat at Old Trafford last weekend, with the draw 23/10 and Sunderland 16/5. Black Cats goal machine Steven Fletcher is 13/2 to score first, with Stoke striker Peter Crouch 9/2 favourite to bag the opener. For a full market, click here.
'Hi Steve difficult game to predict today stoke expected to win but sunderland will see this as a winnable game. Could be a draw or 1-0 either way. Stoke need to keep Fletcher quiet. Phil.' Cheers Phil and Edd, enjoy the game, not long to go now!!
'Hi Steve ex Potter Edd Irwin here from Durban,South Africa. It's a strong side Pulis has put out.and I'm going for a two nil win for Stoke. Kightly and Crouch to score the goals.'
Lewis says: 'I think it's going to be a tough match but Sunderland will edge it 2-1 ha'way the lads!'
Gabriel says: 'Two draw specialists are playing each other... I think I can see where this ones going. Stoke will have learnt from their poor defensive display at Old Trafford last week, Crouch looks good for a goal but the Black Cats showed some spirit to draw the north-east derby and I think they can do so again here through Fletcher. 1-1'
Marc says: 'Stoke to win 3-1, Crouch with a double and Huth with a bullet header!! Come on you potters!!'
FIRST VIEW - Eimantas says: 'I think it will be a tough match for both sides, who are looking for their second win but I'm not being harsh I go for a 2-0 win for Sunderland with Fletcher twice. Hope it's entertaining and good luck to both teams.' Cheers, enjoy the game!
My prediction: I think Stoke will shade this game 2-1 with Crouch scoring first which pays a handsome 28/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 10/11 for a Stoke win, 23/10 for the draw and 16/5 for a Sunderland victory.
Teams - Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O'Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Larsson, Cattermole, Colback, Johnson, McClean, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Saha, Sessegnon.
Teams - Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, N'Zonzi, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Owen, Upson, Etherington, Wilkinson, Palacios.
Teams - Stoke boss Tony Pulis has named an unchanged side for the clash with Sunderland. Pulis has kept faith with the same XI that had started the 4-2 defeat at Manchester United last Saturday, with Peter Crouch leading the line and former Black Cats man Dean Whitehead retained in midfield. There is one adjustment to the visitors' line-up from their 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday as captain Lee Cattermole returns after serving a suspension and Stephane Sessegnon is dropped to the bench by Martin O'Neill.