Stoke City were disappointing as they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat to title chasing Tottenham Hotspur.
There were very few positives for Stoke City last night, if any, as they were given a beating at the hands of title chasing Tottenham Hotspur.
Harry Kane opened the scoring for the visitors in the first half, and could have been further ahead by half-time had Christian Eriksen not hit the bar when it seemed easier to score, as the Potters were opened up with relative ease at the Britannia Stadium.
It was in the second half when the onslaught came. Dele Alli doubled Tottenham's lead with a well-taken dink over Shay Given, and Alli somehow conspired to hit the post after doing the difficult part of taking the ball round the Potters' keeper soon after.
Again Spurs cut Stoke open with Erik Lamela able to play Kane in through the easiest of finishes to make it three, while a well-taken volley from Alli atoned for his earlier miss to round off the scoring.
It was a night when Stoke did not really offer much going forward, and when they were chasing the game they were opened up with relative ease. The result leaves them in ninth place in the Premier League while their opponents moved to within five points of league leaders Leicester City.
Stoke fans were understandably disappointed by their side's performance, but there was some credit for Ibrahim Affelay, who judging by comments on Twitter, appeared to apologise for the performance, but he was not everybody's favourite from last night.
Here's a selection of what was said about the ex-Barcelona man:
Afellay shouldn't have been the player walking around apologising to the fans at the end, only one with work rate tonight— Stacey (@stokie_stace) April 18, 2016
Only player who looked like he wanted to fight today was Afellay #scfc— clare blight (@74cbiam) April 18, 2016
To many players who think they're bigger than the club, Afellay only player too apologise to fans after game, disgrace— Jordan Degg (@degg141) April 18, 2016
Positives from last night.— John Mothershaw (@pottersjohn) April 19, 2016
It was only 4.
Danny Rose didn't score.
Afellay been most improved player but does his energy and enthusiasm mask his lack of cutting edge or ability to affect a game?— Adam (@stokieadam) April 19, 2016