Mar 18, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 27,724
StokeStoke City
Walters (38' pen.)
Allen (15'), Bardsley (40'), Martins Indi (65'), Pieters (65'), Cameron (91')
Bardsley (95')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Willian (14'), Cahill (87')
Costa (17'), Fabregas (94')

Mark Hughes: 'Premier League title belongs to Chelsea now'

Mark Hughes 'smiles' before the match between Manchester City and Stoke City on March 8, 2017
© SilverHub
Mark Hughes believes that Chelsea will not relinquish their 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League table after their 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has claimed that Chelsea are all but assured of the Premier League title after their 2-1 win over the Potters on Saturday.

Willian's opener had been cancelled out by a Jonathan Walters penalty in the first half, but Gary Cahill's late winner put his side within seven wins of being crowned champions of England.

The result has given Antonio Conte's side a 13-point lead at the top of the table, and Hughes believes that the Blues will not relinquish the title at this stage.

Hughes told BBC Sport: "We are desperately disappointed we did not get anything out of the game. The ball dropped kindly for them and they got the winner.

"It is Chelsea's title now and you could see from their celebrations we ran them close. We have given a good account against the champions-elect.

"We kept on going, kept on moving the ball but there was a suggestion for a red card for our penalty. It was a little bit feisty, we gave everything and I cannot criticise our players."

Stoke, meanwhile, remain ninth in the table.

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Read Next:
Southgate unsure on England captaincy

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs28178355213459
3Manchester CityMan City28176554302457
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd271410342231952
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom29127103938143
9Stoke CityStoke2999113342-936
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2996144052-1233
15Leicester CityLeicester2886143347-1430
16Crystal Palace2884163646-1028
17Swansea CitySwansea2983183663-2727
18Hull City2966172658-3224