Lilywhites manager Simon Grayson named a strong starting XI to take on the Potters, which included summer signing Ben Pringle in midfield.
Tom Clarke, Paul Huntington and Bailey Wright formed a three man defence, with Chris Humphrey and Greg Cunningham in the wing-back slots.
Joe Garner and Jermaine Beckford were paired together up front.
Stoke included Jack Butland, Marko Arnautovic and Bojan Krkic in their side.
PNE: Lindegaard, Clarke, Huntington, Wright, Humphrey, Pringle, Gallagher, Johnson, Cunningham, Beckford, Garner. Subs: Pearson, Browne, Makienok, Doyle, Grimshaw, Welsh, Davies, Hugill, Smith, Robinson, Maxwell, Hudson.
Stoke: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, Joselu, Adam, Imbula, Wollschied, Arnautovic, Krkic. Subs: Bardsley, Edwards, Diouf, N'Goye, Waring, Crouch, Shenton, Telford, Lecygne, Taylor, Haugaard.
Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)