Stoke City favourites joined the nation in saluting NHS workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
In a gesture of thanks to frontline staff, everyone across the UK was asked to join a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies at 8pm.
Stoke players posted their own gratitude and praise for the carers and workers on the front line against the disease, while people around the country were united in applause.
Players including Sam Clucas and Thibaud Verlinden have also been backing the Football United campaign to raise money for the National Emergencies Trust.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, posted a video of their three children clapping while Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak also joined in from Downing Street.
Organisers of the Clap for Carers campaign say it was staged because “during these unprecedented times, (NHS staff) need to know we are grateful”.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “My colleagues in the NHS do so much to look after us, especially in our hour of need and never more so than during the coronavirus crisis, so let’s join together at 8pm tonight to say thank you to everyone in the NHS.”