Harry Souttar suffered an injury worry for Stoke City, Martin Boyle took his season goals’ tally to 10 strikes while Deni Juric and Alex Grant scored and Brad Smith got an assist.
Aussie pair Harry Souttar and Callum Elder faced off as Stoke City won 2-0 over Hull City in the English Championship on Saturday.
Souttar started and played 78 minutes, limping off with a knock which he picked up in the first half but played through. Stoke boss Michael O’Neill said: “We’ll just need to see. He got a kick and has tightened up a bit.
“He was really good defensively today, particularly in the second half in terms of seeing the ball out and not resorting to conceding corners or throw-ins. He did really well that way. We’ll just see how he is in terms of the injury. Hopefully it’s nothing to serious.”
Souttar impressed, earning an 8/10 rating from the Stoke Sentinel who wrote: “A calm dominance in the middle of defence, sweeping and picking passes. Complete class.”
Elder put in a full shift, earning a 6/10 rating from the Hull Daily Mail who wrote: “Made a stunning tackle to deny Clucas early on, one of City’s better performers on the day.”
Martin Boyle maintained his goal scoring with the winning penalty as Hibernian edged St Johnstone 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership.
Boyle won the spotkick with his shot striking the arm of a St Johnstone defender, before firing low to the goalkeeper’s right.
Boyle was handed a 7/10 rating from the Edinburgh News who wrote: “Hibs’ best attacking player and, probably between him and Porteous for man-of-the-match, but it still wasn’t a vintage performance. His showing sums up that of his side.”
Deni Juric scored the opening goal as Dinamo Zagreb won 4-1 away to Slaven Koprivnica in the Croatian Prva HNL.
Juric, who started and played 62 minutes, lashed home a volley at the back post from a ball across goal in the 23rd minute.
After debuting in midweek, Mat Ryan was an unused sub as Real Sociedad won 1-0 over Elche in Spain’s La Liga on Sunday.
Alex Grant netted a consolation goal as Pohang Steelers lost 4-2 at home to Jeju United in the Korean K-League.
Grant, who put in a full shift, headed home from a 79th minute corner, before he also grabbed a late assist too.
Brad Smith got the assist for the opening goal as Seattle Sounders won 2-1 over Sporting KC in the MLS.
Smith started and played 69 minutes, getting forward down the left side to lay off for Cristian Roldan’s 31st minute goal.
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