Last Game: The FA Cup
Next Game: Barclays Prem
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Looking at the fixtures, many Stoke fans may have been nervous going into the festive schedule but, continuing the theme of the season, an impressive seven points from three games leaves the team in a strong position early in the new year.
To make it all the sweeter, he win at Everton was completely deserved, while the draw against Manchester United flattered the visitors rather than Mark Hughes' men. Yet again, the players stepped it up against supposedly superior opponents.
The challenge now, of course, is to ensure good results like the one at Goodison are not offset by defeats to the likes of Aston Villa, Leicester and Burnley.
In that respect, perhaps the win over West Brom was the most pleasing of all.
The Baggies presented the sort of banana skin we've struggled to avoid this season but, although there was more than a touch of fortune about the second goal, it was a relatively straightforward win in the end.
If Stoke can consistently grind out victories in those sort of games and continue to pick up points against sides in the upper echelons of the league, they stand an excellent chance of beating last year's total of 50 points. Hughes is well on track to achieve his target of establishing the club as a top-10 regular.
el vence (): "Next season we will be challenging for the league again. -Brendan Rodgers,2015"
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