Mark Hughes delighted with goalscorer Jermaine Pennant

Stoke City's English midfielder Jermaine Pennant celebrates scoring his goal with supporters during the English Premier League football match against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in East London, England, on August 31, 2013
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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes reveals that he is delighted with Jermaine Pennant following his match-winning performance against West Ham United.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has hailed the quality of goalscorer Jermaine Pennant following his side's 1-0 win over West Ham United.

The former Liverpool winger secured the Potters' second Premier League victory of the season when he fired in a free kick in the 82nd minute.

Hughes told BBC Sport: "Jermaine is a talented boy, and I'm really pleased that he's still with us.

"I know he's had his problems in the past but since I've come through the door he's been excellent, and he is always a threat with his natural ability."

Stoke have taken six points from their opening three Premier League games.

Stoke's Jermaine Pennant in action against Genoa on August 10, 2013
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