STOKE CITY FC 2 WIGAN 0
After a pretty forgetable first half,for the most part playing into a strong gusting wind, Stoke came alive after the break.
Increasingly the Potters pushed a useful Wigan side back into their own half. Our first goal was typical Ricardo Fuller.Twisting and turning this way and that in the visitors penalty area,with the ball seemingly attached to his foot (as usual),wrongfooting two defenders,he worked sufficient space to be able to drill the ball into the net.His 10th goal of the season(68 mins).
The second goal came eight minutes later.Lawrence's pass found Etherington free on the right.He was challenged,the ball span up in the air as the keeper came in,reaching Beattie on the far post.He headed in with his usual aplomb.
Game over..........45 points 11th place in the table one game to play....who would have believed it at the beginning of the season??!!