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Marc Muniesa Martinez | Defensemen

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 170

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Marc Muniesa injured his hamstring in the Potters' Week 15 victory over Arsenal and is unlikely to be ready to return to the starting line-up for Week 16 against Crystal Palace.
Just whether Muniesa should be considered a starter when healthy at this point or not isn't exactly clear. The Stoke City defense has been a bit of a moving target due to injuries and illness in recent weeks. What is known is that the Spaniard has been effective when called upon and certainly hasn't looked out of place when he has started. With Marc Wilson and Robert Huth both fit again, it seems likely that Muniesa won't be risked until he is definitely ready to go. Dec 12 - 11:35 AM

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Stoke City were exemplary during the first half at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday - a performance which blew visitors Arsenal away – and one which signalled intent from the opening 20 seconds.

Peter Crouch scored the quickest goal of the season as Stoke outplayed, outfought and out-gunned a depleted Arsenal side. Prior to the game few would’ve imagined such a comprehensive performance with Glenn Whelan, Steve Sidwell, Victor Moses, Marko Arnautovic and Marc Wilson all missing but with Bojan in scintillating form the Potters swept past their Premier League counterparts in style. However following a controversial disallowed goal midway through the second half Arsenal were able to raise their game coming within a whisker of a point despite the sending-off of Calum Chambers – two yellow cards – although overall you couldn’t disagree that the home side deserved the three points. The injury to Marc Muniesa [hamstring] was the only blemish on an otherwise great day.
Source: The Sentinel
Dec 7 - 3:48 PM

Coming off of a brace in League Cup action, Marc Muniesa was given a start against Newcastle and didn't disappoint.

The former Barcelona trainee stepped in for Erik Pieters against Newcastle and neither the club nor the player skipped a beat as they kept a clean sheet with Muniesa providing solid cover. It was a far cry from his brace against Sunderland in the League Cup but a blocked shot, three interceptions and a tackle on top of the clean sheet were enough for a 13 point performance in the Yahoo format. It seems unlikely that he has moved permanently ahead of Pieters but he has served notice that he can be a strong option if Pieters is absent for an extended period.
Oct 2 - 9:46 AM

Former Spanish youth international Marc Muniesa scored a brace against Sunderland to put Stoke City through to the final 16 of the League Cup.

Who would have guessed that Stoke City would end up employing two former Barcelona trainees and that the one scoring a brace against Sunderland on Tuesday wouldn't be Bojan? That was the case as left back Marc Muniesa scored two left-footed goals to answer Jozy Altidore's opener and give Stoke City a League Cup win at the Stadium of Light. It is also worth noting that Stoke City held 60% of the possession on the day. It's a far cry from the Tony Pulis era, huh?
Sep 23 - 5:15 PM

On-loan Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is back in training for Stoke City.

The club's hierarchy sees Muniesa as an option across the back line, and possibly even in midfield. Stoke has a history of utility players with the likes of Geoff Cameron and Marc Wilson playing different positions in midfield and defence.
Source: The Sentinel
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 12:52:00 AM

Stoke City announced on Twitter that, "Mark Hughes: Marc Muniesa has a groin strain is not available for the weekend".

Muniesa has not gotten off the bench any of Stoke's first three league matches, and will miss Manchester City's visit to the Britannia. His injury probably doesn't impact Mark Hughes' plans, but does limit his options.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:45:00 AM