Crystal Palace v Stoke

by Timothy Masters

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Crystal Palace take on Stoke on Sunday 18th September, 2016, with kickoff at 14:15. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.

Crystal Palace take on Stoke today, which means that two of the most needlessly aggressive and unpleasant managers ever to stalk the touchline come face to face. Mark Hughes may come off like he’s compensating for something most of the time, but even he can’t match Alan Pardew for sheer creepy, insidious roughness, as the Palace boss is a genuinely nasty person.

Their sides tend to reflect their personalities, with Stoke an interesting but flawed outfit going forward and Palace always staying just this side of being exposed as not very good, so this might be a rubber necker.

Crystal Palace v Stoke is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.