Ex-Stokies | Wins For Foster & Moses

Ben Foster

The Premier League returned this weekend and Ben Foster was vital in West Brom’s victory, keeping a clean sheet at Selhurst Park to give Tony Pulis a winning start to the season.

There was a surprise appearance from the bench for Victor Moses, as he got the better of old side West Ham on Monday night. It was his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea since May 2013.

In the Championship, Karl Henry’s QPR were victorious, as was Ryan Shotton, with Birmingham winning 2-1 at Leeds.

There was less joy for Paul Gallagher, Richard Keogh and Stephen Kelly though, with Preston, Derby and Rotherham all losing.

Elsewhere, Cameron Jerome failed to get on the scoresheet as Norwich drew a blank in a 0-0 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Lewis Buxton enjoyed success in League One, as Bolton continued their 100% start to the league season with victory at Wimbledon.

Former loanee Gabriel Zakuani has had a good start at Northampton too, with the Cobblers still unbeaten following their 1-1 draw at Charlton.

There was no such cheer for Tom Soares though, as Bury lost at Gillingham.

In the bottom division, Blackpool fell to defeat in their first ever league meeting against Morecambe. Danny Pugh played the full 90 minutes as the Tangerines lost 2-1 at the Globe Arena.

Carl Dickinson marked his home debut for Notts County with an assist, setting up Jon Stead in their 1-1 draw with Stoke’s EFL Cup opponents Stevenage.

James Alabi scored his second goal in as many games for Chester, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to defeat against Maidstone in the Vanarama National League. Alabi was later sent off for the home side.

Further down the divisions, Ibrahima Sonko played in Harlow’s last minute victory over Kingstonian, whilst Peter Sweeney’s Greenwich Borough slipped to defeat at Dorking.

There was controversy in the Scottish Premiership, as Andrew Davies deflected a shot in to his own goal which initially appeared to have been disallowed but was subsequently allowed to stand. It didn’t matter for Ross County though, with Liam Boyce’s hat-trick enough to seal a 3-2 win at Inverness.

In the same division, current Stoke player Mark Waddington made his Premiership debut as a 90th minute substitute in Kilmarnock’s win at Hamilton.

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