PHOTOS: The best moments of Stoke City's 2014

We compile photographs from the most memorable moments of Stoke City's year.

For Stoke City the year of 2014 has been one where they have made great progress as a club. 

Stoke have dislodged the stigma which saw them labelled as a rugby team and added a great amount of flair to their play, while keeping the fundamentals which made them so successful previously. 

Mark Hughes has done a brilliant job at the Britannia Stadium and in this piece we take a look at the most memorable moments the club have given their supporters this year. 

Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United (February 1st 2014)

Stoke have made a habit of toppling some of the Premier League's most reputed clubs at home and Hughes proved that they could still do it under his stewardship by inflicting more misery on David Moyes' Manchester United team. 

The Potters had started the year with a worrying sequence of results, but this broke them out of their slump. 

An own-goal from Michael Carrick and a Charlie Adam strike provided them with the win, which gave them their first victory over United since 1984. 

Stoke City 1-0 Arsenal (March 1st 2014)

Stoke have made a habit of beating Arsenal at the Britannia and last season was no different, as the Gunners struggled to cope with their physical edge.

Few teams take as much pleasure in beating Arsenal as the Potters do, due to Arsene Wenger's constant criticism of their style of play, and they seem to thrive off facing the London side.

On this occasion a late penalty from Jonathan Walters would provide them with three points which their supporters would revel in for some time. 

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Stoke City (11th May 2014)

Stoke finished the season in style, scoring a late winner to beat their Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion. 

Charlie Adam's 87th minute strike gave them a 2-1 victory which saw them to their highest league finish since 1975. 

Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City (30th August 2014)

Arguably the most impressive victory that the club have picked up under Mark Hughes, Stoke showed just how dangerous an opponent they had become with this win over Manchester City.

Most their notable scalps had been in-front of their own fans previously, but Hughes' men proved that they had the ability to topple teams away from the comforts of the Potteries with this success.

Mame Biram Diouf's rampaging run and finish would steal the headlines, but their overall performance was hugely impressive as City could not break down a very resolute backline. 

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Stoke City (9th November 2014)

Stoke's win over Tottenham was another result which highlighted just how far the club had progressed under Hughes' tutelage. 

The Potters thoroughly outplayed Spurs and were well worth the three points in the end. 

A fine solo goal from Bojan put them on their way, before Jonathan Walters completed the memorable triumph. 

Stoke City 3-2 Arsenal (6th December 2014)

Beating Arsenal had become too routine for Stoke, so this time they decided to humiliate Wenger's men. 

The Potters bludgeoned their way past their favourite opponents and left them despondent with a display which showed up all the visitor's weaknesses. 

Although Arsenal did manage to claw two late goals back, the damage had done with the ease that Stoke had raced into a 3-0 lead.

In truth the scoreline flattered arsenal and Stoke ensured that they will not be looking forward to their return to the Britannia next season. 

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