Stoke City overcome Philadelphia Union on US tour

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Philadelphia Union were no match for Stoke City, as the Premier League club rounded off their US tour with a 2-0 win.

However, Brek Shea suffered a nasty knee injury for the visitors, which could see him miss the start of the season.

Mark Hughes' side took only four minutes to take the lead through Michael Kightly. The winger was able to volley home a cross from Marc Muniesa, the recent arrival from Barcelona.

The former Wolves midfielder then turned provider as the visitors doubled their lead 15 minutes later.

His delivery was converted by Shea, shortly before the American was injured by Matt Kassel's rough tackle. The former MLS player has potential ligament damage, and was forced to leave the field before half-time.

It was Stoke's second consecutive win on their tour, following their 1-0 triumph over FC Dallas last week.

The club now return to England to continue their preparation prior to the start of the Premier League season on August 17, however, they will probably be starting the campaign without Shea.

Meanwhile the Union will continue their quest to reach the play-offs.


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