Sep 29, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
NorwichNorwich City

Wilson (25'), Pieters (75')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Howson (34')
Fer (42')

Mark Hughes bemoans "disappointing performance"

Stoke manager Mark Hughes on the touchline during the match against Manchester City on September 14, 2013
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Mark Hughes admits that his Stoke City side were not good enough against Norwich City.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has described his side's performance against Norwich City today as "disappointing".

The Potters went into the contest having not lost at the Britannia Stadium this season, but Jonny Howson's strike before the break was enough for Norwich to return to Norfolk with a 1-0 win.

"We were below par today. This is a Premier League game and we need players to perform and we haven't," Hughes told BBC Sport.

"It's only today that they have let themselves down, it was a disappointing performance and we were poor. We never got any pace or power into our game which is unlike us."

The loss has left Stoke 15th in the Premier League standings.

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton prior to kick-off during the match against Tottenham on September 14, 2013
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