Stoke City locked horns with their old boss Nathan Jones at Luton Town and carried on their fine away form with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Steven Fletcher and Nick Powell.
This is how the players rated at Kenilworth Road.
Davies: Covers all bases for the basics and chips in with smart saves along the way. Nine clean sheets in 13 games. 7
Smith: Hard task pumping up and down the right. Played a part in opener. 6
Souttar: The main man if Stoke want to play it out from the back. Increasingly key player. 7
Batth: Brought back in the middle of defence and does what Danny Batth does with little fanfare. 7
Collins: Fractured hand in a bandage on the left of defence. Swept up well as he settled into game – and set up second for Powell. 7
Tymon: Offered a quick outlet on the counter-attack as he continues to stake his claim at wing-back. Must be a sweet win as he proved point to Nathan Jones. 6
Mikel: Disciplined presence in the midfield two, making tackles and blocking shots. 7
Clucas: Settled into the role with contributions at both ends. 6
Powell: Used further forward here. Relatively quiet first half but ran the second, changed the game and got another goal. 8
Fletcher: No mistake with header for first Stoke goal to cap usual bustle, power and energy. 8
Campbell: Made good chance of his own with skill in first half. Excellent cross for opener, too. 7
Brown (for Campbell, 61): Gave Luton something else to think about in closing stages. 6
Thompson (for Powell, 73): A defensive job to do as Stoke rejigged following Powell injury. 6
Gregory (for Fletcher, 86): Direct running kept up Stoke’s threat on break late on. 6
Not used: Noukeu, Ince, Vokes, Brown, Oakley-Boothe.
Luton: Sluga, Cranie, (Morrell, 67) Bradley, Pearson, Cornick, Berry (Moncur, 75), Hylton, Lee (Clark, 67), Rea, Mpanzu, Norrington-Davies. Subs: Shea, Tunnicliffe, Moncur, Lockyer, Lualua.