Dave Kitson scored his first Barclays Premier League goal for Stoke - 13 months after arriving from Reading - in a 1-0 win over Sunderland.
The £5.5million buy grabbed the winner in the 43rd minute after Sunderland failed to clear a corner from Liam Lawrence.
It was Kitson's second goal inside a week - he was also on traget in the Carling Cup victory against Leyton Orient.
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