Peter Crouch was the attacking star of the day for Stoke City, assisting their first goal and scoring their next, but the Potters would let two advantages slip away and settled for a 2-2 draw with QPR.
Marco Arnautovic is questionable for the Potters' Week 5 trip to Loftus Road with a foot injury.
Stephen Ireland has been described as "hopefully" back in contention for Stoke City's Week 5 match-up with Queens Park Rangers.
Jonathan Walters is a fitness doubt ahead of the trip to Loftus Road after the Republic of Ireland international picked up a knock during the home defeat to Leicester City last Saturday.
Victor Moses gave one of the all-time performances for a fantasy player whose team neither scored a goal nor kept a clean sheet in Week 4.
Having returned for a second loan at Stoke City on deadline day, Oussama Assaidi is in contention to make his first start of the season for the Potters.
Mame Biram Diouf will be assessed before Week 4 after arriving back from international duty after training on Friday.
Victor Moses should start for Stoke against Leicester in Week 4 and the winger is another midfield option being tipped by Nik Argiropoulos.
Stoke City have signed forward Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool on a season-long loan and will pay a £1m loan free.
Despite the striker’s worrying departure on a stretcher at The Etihad on Saturday Mark Hughes confirmed post-match that the injury suffered by Peter Odemwingie was "nothing sinister." However after a weekend of further testing fears are beginning to mount that the Nigerian striker could be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with suspected cruciate ligament damage.
Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf slotted home a spectacular solo goal in the second half that was enough for his side to defeat Manchester City 1-0.
Stephen Ireland will be held out of the Stoke City squad for Week 3 as he nurses a rib injury back to health.
A groin injury is set to keep US international Geoff Cameron out of the Stoke City squad for the Week 3 trip to Manchester City.
Jon Walters hasn't seen any playing time in the Premier League but he took his chance in the League Cup and scored a brace as Stoke City cruised past Pompey 3-0.
Stoke City have confirmed that Ryan Shotton has moved to Derby County on loan with a view towards a permanent switch next season.