Stoke City vs. Tottenham: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City gives the thumbs up as he walks out during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at Selhurst Park on January 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Stoke manager Mark Hughes has tasked his side with reaching 50 points for the first time in a Premier League season, and the Potters could put themselves within touching distance of that landmark with a win over Tottenham at the Britannia on Saturday.

Currently sitting in 10th on 44 points with three games remaining, Hughes' side are also looking to record their first top-10 finish in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood's sixth-placed Spurs side will be looking to finish the season well as they attempt to chase down fifth-placed Everton, who sit six points above them.

Here's where to catch all the action.


When: Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET

Where: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

TV Info: NBC (U.S. only)

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S. only)


Hughes Keeping It Interesting

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Erik Pieters of Stoke City is mobbed after scoring a first half goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Britannia Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (
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The Potters would be forgiven for simply coasting the last three games of the season and looking forward to their summer holidays.

They are safe from relegation as they sit in 10th and 14 points from the drop zone while they have no chance of moving significantly further up the league table.

However, Hughes has laid down the challenge of 50 points for his players, which should keep them going right to the last, per Sky Sports:

We set ourselves a challenge at the beginning of the year and we're on course.

I sat them down and said this is what we are going to try and do.

Given that the points total was higher than they had ever got before, maybe some of them in the room didn't believe it was possible.

But credit to them, they have really focused on what we needed to do and hit almost every target we have set them during the season.

Their previous best points tally and position was 47 and 11th back in 2009/10, per ESPN FC.

Thus needing two wins from three they will be hoping to overcome a Spurs side who beat them 3-0 in the reverse fixture back in December, per BBC Sport.

Stoke have lost just once in their last eight Premier League games and will look to take advantage of Tottenham's poor recent away record, which sees them without a win on the road since February, per BBC Sport.


Sherwood Still Fighting

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 12:  Tim Sherwood the Spurs manager during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on April 12, 2014 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty I
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Similar to Stoke, Tottenham have just about run out of things to play for this season with fourth-placed Arsenal seven points ahead of them, making Champions League qualification just about impossible.

However, Sherwood will still be attempting to orchestrate a strong end to the season in the hope of ensuring his position as manager for the start of next term or, failing that, to attract other clubs.

Reports suggest that recently ousted Manchester United manager David Moyes may be being lined up to replace Sherwood, per the Evening Standard's James Olley:

With away games to navigate before their final game at home against Aston Villa, Sherwood will look to the continued form of youngster Harry Kane, who has scored in each of Spurs' last three games, per BBC Sport.

Sherwood has brought the 20-year-old Englishman into the side and he has repaid the manager's faith, as this Squawka stat reveals:

Tottenham have bagged a total of 11 Premier League goals from three matches so far this month, a trend they would hope to continue to the end of the season.

They beat Fulham 3-1 last time out and will hope to take all three points at Stoke, but with the Potters in good form Saturday's match will prove a real challenge.

Both sides will be looking for goals and for a win, which should make for an entertaining clash, but Tottenham's firepower should give them the win.


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