The most compelling storyline in the Premier League at the moment is not the title race. In fact, it's a squabble between West Brom and Stoke.
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Bruno Martins Indi excelled as Stoke edged out relegation-threatened Crystal Palace in an uninspiring contest.
Joe Allen's 67th-minute strike condemned second-bottom Palace to their sixth defeat in eight Premier League matches under Allardyce.
Tony Pulis labelled as "absolutely disgraceful" the way he believes Stoke have "spun" claims he called Ryan Shawcross a "loser."
Stoke City condemned second-bottom Crystal Palace to a sixth defeat in eight Premier League matches under Sam Allardyce.
Hughes says the defender, who was skipper under Pulis at Stoke for several years, received the message from his former boss on Monday.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes has defended the Football Association's policy of not naming players who fail tests for recreational drugs.
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Saido Berahino's ban is still creating headlines but Stoke and the player need to leave all that behind for the visit of Crystal Palace.
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Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross believes West Brom leaked the news of Saido Berahino's ban.
There aren't many certainties in life but Stoke losing against Tony Pulis is one of them.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes expressed disappointment that news of Saido Berahino's two-month ban emerged on the eve of his return to West Brom.
West Brom maintained their push for the Europa League as they beat Stoke 1-0 on Saido Berahino's return to The Hawthorns.
The club did not reveal to the public that Berahino was serving an eight-week FA ban at the end of 2016, but Pulis believes other clubs would have.
"There was an FA disciplinary matter and Saido had an eight-week suspension, I believe," Hughes said. "We were aware of that before we signed him."
Chelsea face Arsenal in a title showdown at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham face Middlesbrough, Liverpool travel to Hull & Leicester host Man United.
U.S. defender Geoff Cameron says he supports President Donald Trump's executive order that bars people entry from seven majority Muslim countries.
Saido Berahino's return to West Brom, managed by ex-Stoke boss Tony Pulis, adds extra spice to the Potters' clash with the Baggies this weekend.
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