Football - Hughes counts cost of Magpies loss

Stoke boss Mark Hughes will be without a trio of key players for Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham.

Midfielder Glenn Whelan and defender Marc Wilson were both sent off in the 5-1 Boxing Day defeat at Newcastle and will miss out through suspension.

In addition, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could be sidelined for up to six weeks after breaking a finger in training the day before the game at St James' Park, while defender Robert Huth continues his recovery from knee surgery.