Everton defender Phil Jagielka admitted his stunning late equaliser against Liverpool was simply a case of taking a swing and hoping for the best.
Chelsea remain in the hunt for a Premier League and Champions League double after a 2-0 win away at leaders Liverpool on Sunday.
Liverpool`s 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend took them to the top of the Premier League table, raising hopes of a first English title since 1990.
Brendan Rodgers hopes the memory of Liverpool`s opening day win over Stoke can help inspire his Premier League title-chasers to a rare away victory over the Potters.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet insists his side can make a successful bid to qualify for the Champions League as long as they don`t get carried away by their surprise challenge.
The Uruguayan forward was in superb form, grabbing two goals and setting up the other for Raheem Sterling, with Martin O`Neill`s side guilty of some sloppy defending throughout.
Stoke and Sunderland fought out a tense 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in a game punctuated by several last-ditch saves from Simon Mignolet.
Day in Pics: 30th October
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