Elland Road, who perhaps had been heaving and seething like none other championships indeed positively revealed and got hopeful during the success of one promotion and the uneasiness of the other one. All the fans sporting home shirts similar to a man it seemed, they even ensured that atmosphere would be white hot even more than what stoke could have handled in a day. The newcomers who were champions were in fact be half-a-yard behind their current hosts and had to pay the price with a score line that reflects their opening salvo at their current level.
It was once that James McClean couldn’t easily find Benik Afobe for a much open goal at 1-0 down, could anyone believe in real that Stoke would be emerging in such a way with anything other than the defeat of opening-day. The team looked like the part on paper, but it required a major improvement if it was expected to live with so many clubs enjoying a crack at their reputation in the upcoming weeks. The only possibility of consolation was the Jack Butland sight towards committing an error which could just prevent Chelsea should they be considering a new goalkeeper in the next upcoming days.