Nov 30, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
4-0
StokeStoke City
Deulofeu (44'), Coleman (48'), Oviedo (56'), Lukaku (77')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cameron (42'), Whelan (46'), Pieters (64')

Mark Hughes stands by Marc Muniesa inclusion

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that he was right to start defender Marc Muniesa against Everton.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has insisted that he does not regret starting Marc Muniesa during Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Everton.

The summer signing from Barcelona had never previously featured in the Premier League, but a knee injury to Robert Huth resulted in Hughes calling upon the 21-year-old.

However, Hughes has insisted that the Spaniard was one of his team's better performers.

"He did okay on a difficult afternoon and will be better for the experience. He wasn't the reason we lost. Out of the back four, he was one of the better performers," Hughes told The Sentinel.

"At some point we are going to have to learn about these players, and I feel Marc has been really patient. I couldn't keep disappointing him. I felt it was an opportunity to test him at this level."

Muniesa had made three Capital One Cup appearances for the Potters prior to his outing at Goodison Park.

Everton's Gerard Deulofeu in action against Real Betis during a friendly match on August 11, 2013
Read Next:
Team News: Deulofeu handed Everton start
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account