2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Monday, May 25, 2009

On the Beach Already??


Certainly in the first half Stoke were all at sea, shipping four Arsenal goals to a solitary Fuller effort.

Two of the home team's goals had a touch of comedy about them.....James Beattie's sharp finish into his own net, would have been acclaimed if it had been atthe opposite end of the pitch. Rory Delap's header back to his keeper was woefully short,reaching Van Persie who finished with aplomb.

The other two goals: a Van Persie penalty following a Ryan Shawcross foul, and a Diaby free header.

Stoke opened with Simonsen between the posts, but at 3-0 in next to no time he was replaced by Sorensen.He went on to make a series of excellent saves,without which a cricket score threatened.

Ricardo Fuller was tripped by Denilson as he ran toward goal.The Jamaican striker netted the resultant penalty calmly.

The second half was a 0 - 0 draw.

So we finish the season on 45 points, in 12 th position in the Premership table, and with a great deal to be proud of from our first season at this exalted level.


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