Marko Arnautovic found the net twice in the first half to hand Mark Hughes men full three points at home. As Stoke saw off City.
Arnautovic found the net in two quick succession, as Stoke recorded what can only be called a well deserved win over a sorry City side.
Mark Hughes opted to drop Jon Walters to the bench and field young creative minds like, Shaqiri, Afellay and Krkic helping Arnautovic and it spelled disaster for City.
And Shaqiri was quite instrumental, supplying Arnautovic the goals, as Hughes men went ahead in the first 15 minutes.