Tuesday April 26, 2011 Day 33 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Jones 16’
  • Shawcross 45’
  • Pennant 51’

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  1. Stoke pile misery on poor Wolves

    Stoke pile misery on poor Wolves

    Stoke City cruised to a 3-0 Premier League win at home to second-bottom Wolverhampton Wanderers. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • 90+3 There's the whistle, Stoke show they are serious about every match they play in and continue their super run of form into the FA Cup final; Wolves stay second bottom but check out their last four games - Birmingham, West Brom, Sunderland and Blackburn.
    • 90+2 Pugh fires over after Whitehad 'does an Arsenal' and opts to pass instead of finish after Jones put him through.
    • 90+1 The home fans are in fine voice - this has been their best season in 30+ years and they're letting Mr Pulis know it.
    • 90' Three minutes added time being played.
    • 88' Henry is caught offside. Wolves going through the motions.
    • 86' Just a chat from the ref... no, he books the both.
    • 85' Huth inexplicably grabs the throat of Hunt, although I think Hunt may have aimed a push at him. Huth at fault for me.
    • 84' Ooooh Walters just wide after a superb run and shot from range! He looks a proper Premier League player now.
    • 82' Jones rises to meet a hanging ball, beating Mancienne but heading well wide.
    • 81' Guedioura has come on and he wins a corner, but taken short it's poor. Meanwhile for Stoke Diao has come on for Delap.
    • 80' Wilson clatters into Jarvis and is booked. Could have been worse.
    • 79' All pretty straightforward for Stoke as they continue to pressurise Wolves.
    • 77' Berra with a superb defensive header to deny Jones a simple finish!
    • 76' Vokes fouls Delap. Free-kick in the Stoke half.
    • 75' Comedy defending from Berra as he shanks a defensive header behind for a corner.
    • 74' Hunt is on for Wolves. I think Ward has come off.
    • 73' Begovic claims a cross and collides with Shawcross. Look like an 'ow' moment but they get up quickly/
    • 72' Whelan is late on Henry and is booked.
    • 71' Huth follows the ball out for a goal kick as Pugh comes on for Pennant.
    • 70' Shawcross gives away a free-kick on the Wolves left. Taken short.
    • 69' WOLVES SUB: Vokes on for Fletcher.
    • 68' Vokes still hasn't come on as Stoke attack.
    • 67' Wolves briefly play on with 10 men as Vokes gets ready.
    • 66' Fletcher lands awkwardly on his knee after chasing down Shawcross. Could be a bad one...
    • 65' Pennant with a super delivery and Huth claims he was tugged but nothing given!
    • 64' For what seems the first time ever Delap throws the ball low at no-one in particular. Somehow they get a corner though as Huth chases it down.
    • 63' Fletcher brings down a high ball but he uses his arm again.
    • 62' Down the other end Walters bullies his way past Henry before winning a corner.
    • 61' Berra heads over a superb Jarvis cross after another corner, taken short this time!
    • 59' Long from Hennessey and Kightly is in but it struck his hand and play is pulled up.
    • 58' Pennant puts it in and HUTH FLIES IN but the ball spins off a defenders and it's hooked behind!
    • 57' Almost a freak own-goal for Craddock as Pennant's low ball wreaks havoc, but it spins over for a corner.
    • 56' Another corner to Wolves. They have to take these chances as it's headed on for FLETCHER but Begovic with a super save to deny the finish!
    • 55' Good corner and Ward with an overhead, again behind for a corner as Berra flew in. Some good crosses coming in from Wolves as Huth concedes another corner. O'Hara's ball is punched away by Begovic.
    • 54' O'Hara crosses and Stearman flies in but behind for a corner.
    • 53' Craddock got the last touch but Pennant will claim it as his shot was clearly on target.
    • 52' Jones leads a counter, wide to Walters whose cross is deflected and drops to Pennant who half-volleys and it takes a wicked touch off a defender and flies past Hennessey! 3-0!
    • 51' Begovic attacks the corner and punches clear. Wolves still have it..
    • 50' Stearman on the run and a good low cross but hoofed over by Huth. Corner.
    • 49' Wilkinson is closed down by Jarvis. Wolves are working hard but the injuries they have appear to have robbed them from a cutting edge.
    • 48' Wolves keep the ball for 90 seconds but then Kightly gives it away! Walters now on the charge, he could be in here but after passing Craddock he shanks the shot wide!
    • 46' Walters with an early run and shot but a daisy-cutter gathered by Hennessey.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - Jones's goal was his fourth in four games; Shawcross's was a first in 16 months.
    • 45+2 Half-time and Stoke are comfortable, 2-0 up thanks to Kenwyne Jones and Ryan Shawcross, but a blow with Matty Etherington carried off on a stretcher with what appears to be a hamstring tear.
    • 45+1 2-0! A training ground routine as Pennant drills a surprise low ball to the edge of the box, hammered in low by Whelan and Shawcross knocks it in from close range.
    • 45' GREAT SAVE HENNESSEY! Third top stop so far tonight as Shawcross flew in to head Pennant's free-kick in.
    • 44' Kightly is late on Delap and he is booked.
    • 43' Jones finds Pennant, lovely through ball and Whitehead is in but a terrific save from Hennessey!
    • 43' Ward with a half-volley that flies well over. Begovic hasn't made a save really.
    • 42' Kightly goes down on the edge of the box but no contact. No appeals either.
    • 41' Wilson crosses towards Pennant but Mancienne - now playing at left-back with Ward moved up front - clears at the second time of asking.
    • 40' Stoke now are holding on to the ball nicely but Pennant is outmuscled by Berra, goal kick.
    • 39' Shawcross pumps one clear but Jones's flick on is cleared by Craddock.
    • 38' Wilson crosses but slips while doing so, meaning Hennessey beats Walters to it.
    • 37' Good football by Wolves as they pass their way towards goal, but then given away by Jarvis.
    • 36' Pennant again on the right but Wolves clear the cross.
    • 35' Delap is fine. Phew. Stoke need to keep their big players fit for the final and they're in danger of losing all of them!
    • 34' Another Stoke player goes down unchallenged, Delap it seems but he gingerly gets up. He jarred his knee but he should be able to run it off.
    • 33' Decent spell for Wolves now as they knock it about confidently.
    • 32' SHOULD HAVE BEEN TWO! Wonderful run by Walters down the right, holding off two defenders and looping over a super ball, Hennessey in no-man's land but Jones heads over! He was only eight yards out!
    • 31' Whitehead warms up quickly and comes on for the stricken Etherington.
    • 30' Etherington is in tears as the medics attend to him. He was close to the touchline so they've just rolled him over. Looks like he's torn it. What a shame.
    • 29' Etherington pulls up, no contact, and he's distraught! It's his hamstring and he knows it. A massive blow with the FA Cup final coming.
    • 28' Jarvis races into space but Kightly overhits the diagonal ball.
    • 27' Walters and Pennant combine again but this time Pennant's cross is poor and Wolves clear.
    • 26' Jones almost meets another tasty Pennant cross but good defending from Stearman to put him off.
    • 24' Lots of big lads from both sides in there... Two of the tallest teams about and Jones flicks Jarvis's corner away.
    • 23' Corner to Wolves won by Jarvis off Wilkinson on the left...
    • 22' Jones springs the offisde trap but, from a tight angle, he puts it well wide. Dodgy first touch took him away, a better one and he'd have been more central.
    • 21' Hennessey gets a good punch on the corner, but Stoke get it back.
    • 20' Delay on the corner as the ref talks to Jones.
    • 19' Almost a wonderful second for Wilkinson but a super save by Hennessey. Lovely pass inside from Pennant to release the full-back and a very good strike across goal too but an expert stop. Corner.
    • 18' Pennant on the right again but he stumbles into the cross and the keeper claims at the near post.
    • 16' GREAT GOAL STOKE! Jones with a bullet header down past the keeper after a super hanging ball from Pennant, what a cross from the wideman and a good header. Clever from Walters to release Pennant too.
    • 14' Begovic has to race out of his box after Wilson makes a mess of a clearance, almost putting Kightly in.
    • 13' Jones and Pennant combine well again but the cross is cleared by Berra.
    • 12 Great cross from Kightly but Wilkinson does well to get ahead of Fletcher, winning the header and a free-kick.
    • 11' Great ball in and Huth attacks it and it bounces off him and just wide! I thought that had gone in, Hennessey was flat on his back! Huth thinks it was a corner but it hit him, not Stearman.
    • 10' Walters turns away from Henry, Jones wins a corner. This could be interesting...
    • 9' O'Hara late on Pennant but just a word from Lee Mason.
    • 8' Nice passing from Stoke but then Shawcross gives it away.
    • 6' Kightly with a driving run, one-two with his full-back and has a pop but a poor shot.
    • 5' Hennessey goes long for Fletcher who heads on but no-one in support and Stoke clear.
    • 4' Whelan takes down O'Hara and Wolves have a free-kick.
    • 3' Chance for a Delap long throw but Wolves deal with it and the ball goes upfield to Begovic.
    • 2' Delap on the right puts in a cross but too heavy and out for a throw.
    • 1' First half is underway!
    • 19:30 Tonight's referee is Lee Mason.
    • 19:25 WOLVES TEAM NEWS: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is out with a hamstring problem, while Kevin Doyle has a knee injury. Stephen Hunt and Steven Mouyokolo are on the bench after injury, but the game has come too soon for George Elokobi and David Jones.
    • 19:20 STOKE TEAM NEWS: They are without Ricardo Fuller (Achilles), while John Carew is not risked after illness - he is on the bench though.
    • 19:15 TEAMS - STOKE: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Whelan, Pennant, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Walters; Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Diao, Whitehead, Carew, Faye /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Berra, O'Hara, Kightly, Ward, Henry, Jarvis, Mancienne, Fletcher; Subs: Hahnemann, Hunt, Vokes, Milijas, Mouyokolo, Foley, Guedioura
    • 19:10 FACT: Stoke have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Wolves in all competitions.
    • 19:05 FACT: Wolves are unbeaten in their last four away trips to play Stoke, with the last three meetings all ending as draws.
    • 19:00 Follow live text commentary of this Premier League clash between Stoke City and Wolves at the Britannia Stadium from 7.45pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Pugh fires over after Whitehad 'does an Arsenal' and opts to pass instead of finish after Jones put him through.
    • 84' Ooooh Walters just wide after a superb run and shot from range! He looks a proper Premier League player now.
    • 61' Berra heads over a superb Jarvis cross after another corner, taken short this time!
    • 56' Another corner to Wolves. They have to take these chances as it's headed on for FLETCHER but Begovic with a super save to deny the finish!
    • 52' Jones leads a counter, wide to Walters whose cross is deflected and drops to Pennant who half-volleys and it takes a wicked touch off a defender and flies past Hennessey! 3-0!
    • 48' Wolves keep the ball for 90 seconds but then Kightly gives it away! Walters now on the charge, he could be in here but after passing Craddock he shanks the shot wide!
    • 45+1 2-0! A training ground routine as Pennant drills a surprise low ball to the edge of the box, hammered in low by Whelan and Shawcross knocks it in from close range.
    • 45' GREAT SAVE HENNESSEY! Third top stop so far tonight as Shawcross flew in to head Pennant's free-kick in.
    • 43' Jones finds Pennant, lovely through ball and Whitehead is in but a terrific save from Hennessey!
    • 32' SHOULD HAVE BEEN TWO! Wonderful run by Walters down the right, holding off two defenders and looping over a super ball, Hennessey in no-man's land but Jones heads over! He was only eight yards out!
    • 22' Jones springs the offisde trap but, from a tight angle, he puts it well wide. Dodgy first touch took him away, a better one and he'd have been more central.
    • 19' Almost a wonderful second for Wilkinson but a super save by Hennessey. Lovely pass inside from Pennant to release the full-back and a very good strike across goal too but an expert stop. Corner.
    • 16' GREAT GOAL STOKE! Jones with a bullet header down past the keeper after a super hanging ball from Pennant, what a cross from the wideman and a good header. Clever from Walters to release Pennant too.
    • 11' Great ball in and Huth attacks it and it bounces off him and just wide! I thought that had gone in, Hennessey was flat on his back! Huth thinks it was a corner but it hit him, not Stearman.
    • 19:15 TEAMS - STOKE: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilkinson, Whelan, Pennant, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Walters; Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Diao, Whitehead, Carew, Faye /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Berra, O'Hara, Kightly, Ward, Henry, Jarvis, Mancienne, Fletcher; Subs: Hahnemann, Hunt, Vokes, Milijas, Mouyokolo, Foley, Guedioura

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