Stoke City hoping for rare feat at Blackburn Rovers



Stoke City are out to make it four away league wins in a row at Blackburn Rovers – and that would be a rare feat indeed.

Michael O’Neill takes his team north tomorrow evening looking to get his away record back on track after defeats at Derby and Queens Park Rangers.

Stoke won at Ewood Park on Boxing Day in 2010 and in January 2012 under Tony Pulis and then last April under Nathan Jones – and we’re forgetting about the FA Cup tie in the middle of all that.

In their long history, Stoke have only had four away league wins in a row at three clubs; Nottingham Forest, Wrexham and, of course, West Bromwich Albion (twice).

Stoke won on all four of their league visits to Forest between 1923 and 1928, when Charlie Wilson inspired a 5-1 victory.

They won every time they went to Albion in the league from 1922 to 1929, scoring 11 goals into the bargain in those four games.

Then they went and won five times in a row at the Hawthorns from April 2009 to May 2014, under both Pulis and Mark Hughes.

But even that is put into the shade by the record at Wrexham, where Stoke have made six league visits and won each one from 1927 to 2001.





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