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  1. Ten-man Stoke beat City

    Ten-man Stoke beat City

    Ten-man Stoke City overcame the sending off of Rory Delap to record a 1-0 Premier League victory over Manchester City at the Britannia. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Manchester City
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    • 90+4' There's the final whistle!! Stoke have done it again at home! They have beaten Manchester City with only 10 men!
    • 90+1' Three minutes of stoppage time will be played...
    • 89' City aim another free-kick into the Stoke box, but this all seems to be more in hope than expectation. Sure enough, the home side deal very easily with it.
    • 86' Stoke bring on Ibrahima Sonko for Matthew Etherington.
    • 85' Robinho fires another hopeful shot from the edge of the box but it drifts well wide.
    • 83' Robinho clips a great curling ball towards Richards at the right-hand post... just cannot get there!
    • 81' Bellamy!! Closer this time with a 25-yard curler, but Stoke will be delighted they are restricting their opponents to long shots.
    • 78' Stoke change - the brave Amdy Faye eventually comes off, and club captain Andy Griffin replaces him.
    • 77' Elano delivers a promising-looking free-kick from 35 yards, but his diagonal ball misses everyone and trickles apologetically out of play.
    • 75' Beattie tries his luck from nearly 40 yards... not a bad strike but easy for Joe Hart.
    • 72' Mark Hughes sacrifices Nigel De Jong as he brings on another striker - Felipe Caicedo.
    • 72' Elano fires from 25 yards and he also slices wildly over.
    • 70' Robinho!! Blasts miles over with a volley from the edge of the box! But Stoke will be worried that he found himself in so much space...
    • 67' Bellamy!! A headed half-clearance drops to the Welshman at the edge of the box but he thrashes his shot over!
    • 65' Elano drives a cross-cum-shot diagonally into the Stoke box... Ireland nearly gets a head on it but the ball whistles centimetres in front of him.
    • 64' Beattie lofts a long range shot... it's well off target.
    • 62' SWP does brilliantly to bring a long ball under control but Pugh nicks it off him and a great roar goes up from the crowd.
    • 60' Robinho jinks down the left and crosses... out of play.
    • 58' Robinho and Ireland both backheel the ball in the direction of Bellamy, who cannot get a shot away.
    • 55' Elano's first act is to get himself booked, sliding in late on Etherington.
    • 55' With City creating very little, Mark Hughes makes a change. Elano comes on for Pablo Zabaleta.
    • 51' City are dominating possession at the moment, and Robinho tries his luck from outside the box.. just wide!
    • 48' No personnel changes from either side, but City have made a positive start to the second half. It could be a long afternoon for both sets of fans.
    • 46' City kick the second half off and immediately lump an aimless long pass out for a Stoke goal-kick, bringing cheers from the home crowd.
    • 45' Half-time at the Britannia, and James Beattie's first goal for Stoke in the fifth minute of injury time sees the Potters go in ahead!
    • 45+5' GOAL!!! Ten-man Stoke lead!!! Whelan clips a ball down the left flank for Etherington who crosses su[perbly to Beattie at the far post, and the striker heads emphatically past Hart!
    • 45+3' Robinho collapses to the turf just outside the Stoke box, but Martin Atkinson rightly says no foul!
    • 45+1' Five minutes of stoppage time will be played - that the result of the Faye stoppage - amazing that he has been able to continue.
    • 45' Robinho has started dropping off the front in search of possession.. Stoke are proving tought to break down.
    • 43' Stoke win a corner on their right.. Shawcross attacks it at the far post... heads it narrowly wide!
    • 41' City might be a man down, but that incident has really got the crowd going. They are whistling like mad.
    • 39' That is the first red card Martin Atkinson has shown in the Premier League for over a year, and Delap can have no complaints. Although Wright-Phillips is lucky after kicking out at Delap.
    • 37' RED CARD!!! Rory Delap is off! He fouled Wright-Phillips from behind and then kicked the ball into him - although the City man seems to have got off Scot-free for a very petulant reaction!
    • 36' It all kicks off between Rory Delap and Shaun Wright-Phillips and everybody comes piling in!! Martin Atkinson has a situation on his hands.
    • 34' That is great to see - Faye is up, although he looks very groggy. There may be a chance of concussion so it would be a surprise to see him carry on. Play was stopped for three minutes.
    • 32' Players from both sides looked quite alarmed when they say Faye immediately after the collision with Onuoha - let's hope it is not too bad but he will certainly have to come off. Liam Lawrence will replace him.
    • 30' Amdy Faye comes off worse after a clash of heads with Nedum Onuoha and there is some concern. The medics come out to inspect the Stoke captain's injury.
    • 29' Delap throws long into the box from the right and Shawcross flicks goalwards!! Hart makes a decent catch, but that was wonderful improvisation from the defender!
    • 28' Fuller is barged over 25 yards from goal but referee Atkinson says play on! That looked a sure foul by Zabaleta!
    • 26' Bridge crosses from the left to the near post for Robinho!! He cannot quite reach the ball and Sorensen palms the ball clear!
    • 25' Pugh's cross from the left his Onuoha in the face and goes out for a corner which Whelan will take... Hart catches it.
    • 23' This is better from Stoke. It is played back by Etherington to Fuller who has space to turn inside the City box... Beattie gets in his way and he cannot get a shot away.
    • 21' Delap sends another massively long throw into the box and Shawcross gets a head on it.. over!
    • 19' Here come City on the break with Bellamy, who plays a square ball to Robinho in space... Robinho shoots, but his first-time side-footed effort is very weak and straight at Sorensen.
    • 18' Another Delap throw drifts in the wind and Hart does well to deflect it behind for a corner.
    • 16' Stoke win a throw on the right in Delap country. He flings it towards the box, but referee Martin Atkinson blows for a foul on a City defender.
    • 14' Zabaleta is bundled over just inside the Stoke half and City can come forward agaion. They are dominating the opening stages.
    • 12' Kompany boots a long free-kick upfield... and out for a goal-kick on the full. Craig Bellamy yells at him, but the Belgian probably doesn't need his team-mate to tell him that was rubbish.
    • 10' That is why Mark Hughes loves Craig Bellamy! He closes down Amdy Faye and gives the Stoke man all sorts of trouble deep inside his own half before Faye manages to win a throw.
    • 8' A deflected clearance loops in the air and Ireland tries a spectacular volley!! It goes well wide.
    • 7' Interesting to note that in the absence of the suspended Richard Dunne, Vincent Kompany skippers Manchester City today.
    • 5' Ricardo Fuller gets to the right byline and crosses with pace.. well caught by Joe Hart, who may find he loses his first-team place to Shay Given in the coming week.
    • 4' City corner swung in by Stephen Ireland, Sorensen spills it but he is fouled by Richards as he goes up to catch the ball.
    • 3' Early pressure from City, but Zabaleta's pass runs astray and the home side regain possession. Tony Pulis side were humbled against Tottenham in midweek and will be desperate not to suffer a similar fate today.
    • 1' Stoke kick off on a cold but sunny winter's day! They are playing from left to right in red and white stripes. City are in sky blue.
    • - Stoke are mired in the relegation zone, but they have a good home record - only Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton have come here and won this season.
    • - Welcome to live coverage of Stoke versus Manchester City from the Britannia!
  • Team Stats

    Stoke City Stats Manchester City
    25% Possession 74%
    8 Shots 16
    4 Shots on target 2
    0 Saves 1
    7 Corners 6
    9 Fouls 10
    0 Offsides 1
    1 Yellow cards 1
    1 Red cards 0
    24 Tackles 19
    98 Accurate passes 461
    38 Bad passes 87
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Stoke City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      29 Thomas Sorensen 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 0
      17 Ryan Shawcross 0 4 2 2 1 0 0 9 3 2
      14 Danny Pugh 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14 10 5
      28 Andy Wilkinson 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
      25 Abdoulaye Faye 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1
      6 Glenn Whelan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 7 2
      19 Amdy Faye 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 4
      24 Rory Delap 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1
      26 Matthew Etherington 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 11 9 2
      20 James Beattie 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 8 2 1
      10 Ricardo Fuller 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 2
      4 Seyi Olofinjana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      33 Ibrahima Sonko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Andy Griffin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
      12 Dave Kitson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      1 Steve Simonsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Richard Cresswell 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0
      7 Liam Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Manchester City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Joe Hart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0
      33 Vincent Kompany 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 43 1 7
      5 Pablo Zabaleta 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 30 2 2
      25 Wayne Bridge 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 40 27 1
      2 Micah Richards 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 39 0 1
      4 Nedum Onuoha 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 34 6 1
      34 Nigel de Jong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 10 2
      8 Shaun Wright-Phillips 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 33 2 1
      7 Stephen Ireland 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 38 8 3
      10 Robson de Souza 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 53 7 1
      39 Craig Bellamy 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 29 9 0
      14 João Alves de Assis Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      20 Felipe Caicedo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
      12 Darius Vassell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Gelson Fernandes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Blumer Elano 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 49 14 0
      16 Kasper Schmeichel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      15 Javier Garrido 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • - Remember you can get full text commentary and stats from every game in the Premier League today by clicking on the relevant match on the left if you are already in the multiplex page or by clicking the link at the top of the home page.
    • 81' Bellamy!! Closer this time with a 25-yard curler, but Stoke will be delighted they are restricting their opponents to long shots.
    • 70' Robinho!! Blasts miles over with a volley from the edge of the box! But Stoke will be worried that he found himself in so much space...
    • 67' Bellamy!! A headed half-clearance drops to the Welshman at the edge of the box but he thrashes his shot over!
    • 65' Elano drives a cross-cum-shot diagonally into the Stoke box... Ireland nearly gets a head on it but the ball whistles centimetres in front of him.
    • 51' City are dominating possession at the moment, and Robinho tries his luck from outside the box.. just wide!
    • 45+5' GOAL!!! Ten-man Stoke lead!!! Whelan clips a ball down the left flank for Etherington who crosses su[perbly to Beattie at the far post, and the striker heads emphatically past Hart!
    • 37' RED CARD!!! Rory Delap is off! He fouled Wright-Phillips from behind and then kicked the ball into him - although the City man seems to have got off Scot-free for a very petulant reaction!
    • 29' Delap throws long into the box from the right and Shawcross flicks goalwards!! Hart makes a decent catch, but that was wonderful improvisation from the defender!
    • 19' Here come City on the break with Bellamy, who plays a square ball to Robinho in space... Robinho shoots, but his first-time side-footed effort is very weak and straight at Sorensen.
    • 8' A deflected clearance loops in the air and Ireland tries a spectacular volley!! It goes well wide.
    • - Welcome to live coverage of Stoke versus Manchester City from the Britannia!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • A. Wilkinson Yellow Card
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Pugh
      • G. Whelan
      • A. Faye Substitution Out (78′)
      • R. Delap Red Card
      • M. Etherington Substitution Out (86′)
      • J. Beattie Goal
      • R. Fuller Substitution Out (46′)

      Subs

      • S. Simonsen
      • A. Griffin Substitution In78′
      • R. Cresswell Substitution In46′
      • I. Sonko Substitution In86′
      • D. Kitson
      • S. Olofinjana
      • L. Lawrence
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • M. Richards
      • V. Kompany
      • N. Onuoha
      • W. Bridge
      • N. de Jong Substitution Out (72′)
      • P. Zabaleta
      • S. Wright-Phillips
      • S. Ireland
      • C. Bellamy
      • Robinho

      Subs

      • D. Vassell
      • J. Garrido
      • K. Schmeichel
      • G. Fernandes
      • Elano
      • F. Caicedo
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