Super Eagles’ midfielder Oghenekharo Etebo returned to the starting lineup as Stoke ended their search for a first win of the Sky Bet Championship season in style, beating 10-man Hull 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium, reports.
The Eagles’ star, who started his first game in four matches after being on the bench for the previous three matches, marshaled the Potters’ midfield as they eased pressure off the shoulders of manager Gary Rowett’s.
McClean, a summer signing from West Brom, sent Stoke on their way to register their first win of the new campaign when he confidently drilled home after nine minutes to put the home side ahead.
Diouf wrapped up a massive victory for Gary Rowett’s Potters just before the hour when his driven shot took a wicked deflection off Hull defender Jordy de Wijs.
Etebo was on for the entire match duration and had an impressive game rating of 7.3, completing 90% of his passes and making two key passes. He also completed 100% of his dribbles, winning 7 duels and two tackles.