Superb Ince, Fantastic Martins Indi – The best & the worst rated Stoke stars in the 2-0 win over Bolton

Stoke City Player Ratings vs Bolton Wanderers: Here’s how the Potters fared

Stoke City picked up an important 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers to further lift the club above the drop zone. The Potters are now closer to the top ten than they are to relegation and Gary Rowett will be pleased with their surge in form.

Bruno Martins Indi opened the scoring for the Potters via a corner from Tom Ince. The former Huddersfield midfielder then turned the scorer in the second half to wrap up all three points for Stoke City.

Stoke City Player Ratings

Jack Butland (7/10)

Made a couple of important saves on the night and ensured that Stoke kept the clean sheet.

Cuco Martina (6/10)

Martina seemed slightly sloppy at the back, picking up a yellow card in the process. He didn’t seem comfortable throughout the game.

Ashley Williams (7/10)

Williams looked more assured. He was dominant and made a number of clearances.

Bruno Martins Indi (8/10)

Superb game from the centre-back who opened the scoring from a thunderous header via a corner.

Erik Pieters (7/10)

Pieters was defensively impressive but failed to provide much going forward.

Bojan (6/10)

Bojan created a few chances but didn’t really threaten in the final third. He endured a mediocre game.

Ryan Woods (7/10)

Woods was fruitful with his passing in the middle of the park and was also willing to track back at the right time.

Joe Allen (7/10)

Allen’s distribution was excellent on the night but he did give away the ball on a few occasions.

Tom Ince (9/10)

Ince continued his fine form with another goal and assist in this game. The 26-year-old is finally starting to show his quality in front of the goal.

Benik Afobe (7/10)

Afobe caused a few problems to the opposition but was unable to find the back of the net. He lacked a certain cutting edge in this game.

Saido Berahino (6/10)

Despite his recent goalscoring form, Berahino was once again a shadow of himself in this game.


James McClean (7/10)

Came on and showed real energy in the final third. He picked up the assist for the second goal as well.

Peter Crouch (5/10)

Crouch came on in the final moments of the game but was unable to trouble the Bolton backline.

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Darren Fletcher (N/A)

Fletcher was brought on in the dying moments of the game and didn’t have a huge part to play.

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