Mar 23, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
1-4
StokeStoke City
Benteke (5')
El Ahmadi (8'), Benteke (52'), Albrighton (73'), Bacuna (80'), Baker (82')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Odemwingie (22'), Crouch (26'), Nzonzi (42'), Cameron (90')
Palacios (24')

Mark Hughes "looking upwards" after Aston Villa win

Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says that he is "looking upwards" after watching his side beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the Premier League.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has said that his side are now "looking upwards" after they beat Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday to move into the top 10 of the Premier League.

Hughes's side claimed their first away since August at Villa Park, and the Potters boss is now targeting a higher finish than the 13th place they achieved last term.

He told Sky Sports News: "We can look upwards now and try and achieve something this season.

"We've been waiting for an away for a long time, but it was well worth the wait and I thought we were excellent today.

"We didn't start brightly, but after that I thought we were excellent and showed a real desire to get on the ball. We had that cutting edge today and it shows by how well we've played."

The Potters host Hull City on Saturday.

Peter Crouch (C) of Stoke celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on March 23, 2014
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