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Oct 24, 2015 at 3pm UK at bet365 Stadium
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Mark Hughes: 'Stoke were unrecognisable'

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that his team were unrecognisably poor in the 2-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has admitted that his team were unrecognisable in defeat to Watford but vowed that the poor level of performance will not happen again.

Goals from Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi consigned the Potters to a 2-0 loss, their first defeat in six games after they had won their last four matches in all competitions, and saw Hughes's side drop to 14th in the Premier League table.

Hughes acknowledged that the performance was not good enough and targeted a League Cup win over league champions Chelsea in midweek to get back on track.

"We were poor today and credit to Watford," Hughes told reporters. "Their two up front messed us around all day. We didn't see that coming. It was not a ­performance I ­recognise and it will not happen again.

"We have got Chelsea in the League Cup on Tuesday and it is the perfect match for us to get back on track."

The defeat came in Hughes's 100th game in charge of Stoke since he took over from Tony Pulis in May 2013.

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Mark Hughes manager of Stoke City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Britannia Stadium on September 26, 2015
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
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ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
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· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
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CYCLING
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