Table topping West Bromwich Albion were given the weekend off by the Championship fixture list, and we found ourselves making the trip to the Potteries on Monday evening for the game against managerless Stoke City.
Despite dominating the better of possession, chances on the day were pretty level and it was a reasonably tight game, but Matty Phillips had given us the advantage eight minutes into the game and we never really looked like being threatened.
Second half Hal Robson Kanu gave us a completely comfortable end to the game as he made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Grady Diangana had seen himself fouled in the penalty box.
West Brom return to the top of the table and we are a couple of points clear again.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle in front of the Sky cameras, manager Slaven Bilic said of the game.
“We started brilliantly and ended quite comfortably, but it was not like that until we scored the second goal. You can’t be happy with just controlling the game when you’re only one up. So, in that respect, we’re not happy. Momentum is everything in this league. They did not look like a team who should be bottom. But they had some players who haven’t played for a while, so we looked the fitter side by the end.”