HULL, England: (AP) – Peter Crouch scored the winner a minute after coming off the bench as Stoke defeated Hull 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Crouch made an instant impact at the Britannia Stadium after being thrown on with 20 minutes to go.
The striker rose in the box to meet a delivery from fellow substitute Charlie Adam and send a header over Allan McGregor into the net for his ninth goal of the season and fourth in four appearances in all competitions.
Adam following his introduction at halftime went close to breaking the deadlock in the 58th minute with a free kick that whistled narrowly wide.
It s the sixth win in 11 league games for 10th-placed Stoke, while Hull s recent unbeaten run has been halted at threegames.