Monday September 13, 2010 Day 4 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 2 - 1 Aston Villa

  • Jones 80’
  • Huth 90’
  • Downing 35’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Huth gives Stoke last-gasp win

    Huth gives Stoke last-gasp win

    Robert Huth pounced to clinch a 2-1 victory for Stoke in the final minute against Aston Villa in their Premier League clash at the Britannia More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Aston Villa
    • 90+3' What a win for Stoke City! The full-time whistle goes, and Tony Pulis charges off down the tunnel on a traumatic day for him, but Stoke win the game 2-1 thanks to a final-minute strike from Robert Huth! Villa are distraught. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+3' GOAL!!!! HUTH WINS IT FOR STOKE! It's the final minute of stoppage time, and Huth steps up to prod the ball home as Etherington turns it his way inside the Villa box!
    • 90+2' The hosts continue to pile on the pressure, and Villa are kept firmly under the cosh.
    • 90+1' Stoke continue to press forward relentlessly as Villa are pushed on to the back foot.
    • 90' Three minutes will be added at the end of this second half as Glenn Whelan balloons the free kick over the bar.
    • 89' Huth wins a towering header on halfway, and Jones is put through on goal before Dunne brings him down just outside the penalty area.
    • 88' Pennant whips over a testing delivery from the left wing this time, but Shawcross heads wide as he rises to meet it.
    • 87' Jones continues to cause trouble as he wins a header, and Fuller's shot is blocked away by Friedel for a corner!
    • 86' Whelan comes on for Stoke, and Villa see another attack peter out as Young is thwarted by Huth.
    • 85' Whelan is about to come on for Stoke as Pulis prepares to make his third and final change late on.
    • 84' Stoke defend stoutly once more, and Reo-Coker's shot is blocked by Collins inside the box.
    • 83' Pulis's celebration was brilliant there - a combination of utter delight, and sheer relief! Agbonlahor breaks down the left for Villa...
    • 82' Villa break at pace through Albrighton, but the winger is thwarted by Jones, who back tracks superbly to further delight the home fans.
    • 81' Pennant wins a throw in for Stoke down the right, and the winger lets Delap take this...
    • 80' GOAL!!!!! JONES EQUALISES FOR STOKE! The imposing striker gets off the mark for the hosts, and that is a clinical header to level the scores! Fuller slips in Etherington down the left, and his dinked cross is met powerfully by Stoke's record signing!
    • 79' Stoke continue to press forward as Tony Pulis frantically waves his arms on touchline.
    • 78' Warnock has defended brilliantly for Villa this evening, and he wins another tackle to deny Pennant.
    • 77' Sorensen comes out to claim a high ball in the Stoke box, and Agbonlahor infuriates the Stoke players by kneeing the keeper anyway!
    • 76' Faye rises high to meet Etherington's corner from the right, but his header is poor and it sails over the bar.
    • 75' Fuller almost gets in on goal as he challenges Collins in the Villa box, but he does win a corner for his efforts.
    • 74' Jones walks gingerly off the field to receive some treatment on his head, but he looks to be okay.
    • 73' Jones and Collins resume their aerial battle as this time the Stoke winger goes down clutching his head.
    • 72' Collins lumps a long ball upfield, but to no avail as Villa have no one in attack to win the ball in the air.
    • 71' Villa break once more through Agbonlahor, but the forward cannot ease past Huth who makes a firm challenge.
    • 69' MacDonald continues to patrol the touchline with a stern expression as he contemplates making a change or two himself.
    • 68' STAT: Since the start of 2008, Chelsea, Man Manchester United and Arsenal are the only three teams to have won by a two-goal margin at the Britannia in the league.
    • 67' Pennant is ruled offside as he canters down the right, eager to make an early impression.
    • 66' Reo-Coker forces his way through on goal after a neat pass from Albrighton, and Villa continue to look dangerous.
    • 65' Right, now Pennant will make his Premier League return, and he receives a typically mixed reception upon his arrival! Marc Wilson makes way.
    • 64' Young jostles with Collins as the forward looks to force a second goal for his side, but Stoke clear.
    • 63' Faye slides in to challenge Petrov, and that is a very fine tackle from the defender as a throw in is conceded.
    • 62' Pennant is on the touchline preparing to come on as Pulis looks set to make a second change...
    • 61' Ricardo Fuller comes on to replace Walters, and the forward has been pretty quiet this evening.
    • 60' Wilson commits a foul in the Stoke half, and now Downing will have a chance to whip this over from the right....
    • 59' Wilson and Etherington combine in midfield as Stoke break, and the hosts are giving it everything as Pulis prepares a few changes...
    • 58' Delap bustles down the left before dinking over a good delivery, but Villa are defending very solidly now.
    • 57' A long ball from Dunne almost catches Villa out as Collins misses his header, but Friedel is out swiftly to deny Walters.
    • 56' Petrov wins a free kick for Villa on halfway as Whitehead commits a mistimed challenge, and Villa can consolidate.
    • 55' Probert disgusts Pulis as he penalises Wilson for a 50-50 challenge on Albrighton, and the home fans are getting restless.
    • 54' Shawcross and Huth come up for another corner, but this time the delivery is poor from Etherington.
    • 53' Downing whips over a devilish delivery from the left, and that is another brilliant cross which Faye does well to clear.
    • 52' MacDonald continues to bark instructions at his side from the touchline, and he will be very happy with the visitors.
    • 51' What a chance! Jones soars in the air as he meets Etherington's corner, but his firm header is parried to safety by Friedel, as the American makes another fine save!
    • 50' Petrov and Whitehead clash in midfield, and there is a ferocious battle in there as both sides fight for the ascendancy.
    • 49' The former West Ham winger wins a corner for his side, and Stoke will be looking to make an impact here as Huth jogs forward.
    • 48' There is an electric atmosphere at the Britannia in this second half, and Stoke press forward through Etherington.
    • 47' Delap charges down the right with Walters in close attendance, but his cross is poor and straight at Freidel.
    • 46' The second half is underway, and within seconds of it starting, Tony Pulis jogs down the touchline to a huge ovation from the home fans - what an entrance to spur on his side!
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at the Britannia Stadium, and it has been an enthralling display from the visitors, with Stewart Downing's diving header separating the sides - we could have had four or five goals in that half!
    • 45+1' Danny Collins is booked for a frustrated lunge on Albrighton - a poor challenge. Villa continue to attack, and Downing is in the thick of it.
    • 45' Two minutes will be added at the end of this first half, and Stoke are the ones hanging on as they look to go in to half-time with just a one-goal deficit.
    • 44' Albrighton whips over another fantastic delivery from the right which Downing turns on target from the back post, and Sorensen has to palm the ball wide with a diving effort on the line - Villa are on fire here!
    • 43' Faye concedes a corner with a safety first header behind, and Young will whip over this set piece as Stoke defend stoutly before half-time. Collins stabs a shot on target after a desperate scramble in the box, but Sorensen parries the ball wide!
    • 42' Petrov hobbles off to the side of the pitch momentarily, clutching his left thigh, and he will receive some treatment now.
    • 41' What a miss!! Agbonlahor whips over yet another stunning delivery, this time from the left wing, but Ashley Young inexplicably heads wide as he ghosts in at the back post - that is a shocker!
    • 40' Wilson threads another glorious pass through to Walters, but Dunne is there to intervene with a sturdy challenge.
    • 39' Walters challenges with Warnock once more, and that is a battle which is set to run on throughout the game with the pair right at it.
    • 38' Dave Kemp is absolutely furious in the Stoke technical area, and rightly so! Villa break through Warnock down the left now...
    • 37' Handball!!!! Delap launches yet another epic throw in into the box, and Jones heads the ball on, only for Collins to block the ball with his arm - the referee does not see it, and Villa are hugely fortunate there!
    • 36' Delap hurls a trademark throw in into the box, only for Dunne to clear the danger with his head.
    • 35' GOAL!!!! DOWNING SCORES WITH HIS HEAD! Well that is something you don't see everyday: Agbonlahor whips over a superb delivery from the right with his left peg, and the ball floats unerringly over to Downing at the back post, who directs a diving header with precision into the far corner of the net!
    • 34' Reo-Coker is a bundle of energy in the middle of the park as he links up the play to good effect.
    • 33' Luke Young maraudes forward, only to see his cross deflected out of play by Reo-Coker.
    • 32' Albrighton twists and turns out on the right, but his devilish delivery is turned away superbly by Faye at full stretch.
    • 31' There is a brief delay as Probert lectures Young following a robust challenge on Wilson, but there is no booking there.
    • 30' Albrighton continues to charge down the left at pace, swapping flanks seemingly at will with Downing.
    • 29' Collins concedes a needless free kick as he climbs all over Jones, but Stoke squander the set piece with a poor delivery from Etherington.
    • 28' Villa clear from the corner, leaving the visitors to break through Downing, but his shot fizzes well wide.
    • 27' Etherington produces a mesmerising run down the left as he manages to beat three Villa players and reach the byline, with Warnock having to head behind for a corner.
    • 26' What a strike! Jones has a dig from range with a ferocious volley, but Friedel is able to parry wide with a dive to his right - a great effort!
    • 25' Whitehead and Wilson combine to good effect as the pair dispossess Young, then release Walters down the right.
    • 24' Etherington whips it in and Jones is the inevitable target, but he heads wide of the near post despite beating Dunne to the ball.
    • 23' Eventually, the corner is taken and Sorensen comes out swiftly to claim the high ball. Stoke go straight up the other end and win a corner themselves...
    • 22' Villa win a corner which Young will whip in, but referee Probert spends an age talking to Walters and Petrov after a petulant scuffle.
    • 21' STAT: Aston Villa have conceded more goals in their last six Premier League games away from home (17) than in the previous 16 put together (16).
    • 20' Collins puts his goalkeeper in trouble this time with a tame backpass, but Friedel is alert to clear upfield.
    • 19' Dean Whitehead gets the ball down superbly, but Shawcross almost has Sorensen in trouble with a weak backpass as Young hares in on goal.
    • 18' STAT: Stoke have won only one of their last eight Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium.
    • 17' Etherington wins a corner with a bright run down the left wing, and that was a slick move from Stoke on the counter.
    • 16' Villa enjoy more possession in the Stoke half, but Albrighton blazes a wild shot well wide of the far post.
    • 15' Again Friedel is there to claim the high ball as Etherington's free kick is delivered towards Jones, but the goalkeeper takes it.
    • 14' Warnock is booked for a rash challenge on Walters, and Stoke now have a dangerous free kick inside the Villa half.
    • 13' Albrighton tonks a long ball upfield once more, but Villa do not have a big aerial presence in attack to aim for and Sorensen can gather.
    • 12' Wilson wins a free kick in midfield after fine play from Young, and the Stoke man does very well to turn that situation to his advantage.
    • 11' What a block from Friedel! Jones streaks clear on goal after a brilliant ball from Wilson, but Friedel spreads himself brilliantly to parry the ball wide - brilliant from the American!
    • 10' Shawcross hammers a long ball upfield towards Jones, but Dunne and Collins are dealing with the striker very well thus far.
    • 9' Brilliant play outwide from Delap, who twists and turns past Warnock, before dinking up a delightful ball to the back post where Jones cannot quite make contact.
    • 8' Huth remains in the thick of the action as he has a pot shot from the edge of the Villa box, but it is a tame effort which Friedel gathers comfortably.
    • 7' Fine work from Huth down the right sees Downing make a crude challenge on the German defender, who wins a free kick.
    • 6' Kevin MacDonald and Dave Kemp are the men patrolling the technical areas in the absence of Houllier and Pulis, and the pair are attempting to make their presence felt.
    • 5' Villa have Stoke boxed into their own half as the visitors build a good spell of possession with Petrov at the forefront of everything.
    • 4' Jones feeds Delap with an incisive through ball, but the midfielder is ruled offside. Stoke look dangerous on the counter attack.
    • 3' Oooh, that's niggly. Albrighton skips past Collins, who casually trips the winger and is lucky to get away without a booking.
    • 2' Aston Villa build from the back steadily before Warnock launches a long ball into the direction of Albrighton, but it drifts out of play.
    • 1' The first half is underway, and immediately Kenwyne Jones is slipped through by Marc Wilson, and that is a bright start from the pair making their home debuts.
    • 19:55 Right, there is a vociferous atmosphere at the Britannia as the players emerge from the tunnel, and we are set for a thrilling encounter...
    • 19:50 Liz and David Walton (both?) predict that Villa will win tonight thanks to their superb defence, and with Downing and Young providing the service for Agbonlahor. What do others think?
    • 19:45 So Gabriel Agbonlahor replaces John Carew in partnering Ashley Young in attack this evening. What does everyone think of that? Post your comments, predictions and views below!
    • 19:40 THE TEAMS ARE IN AT THE BRITANNIA STADIUM! Kenwyne Jones and Marc Wilson are handed home debuts after their deadline day moves, and the referee for this evening's encounter is Lee Probert.
    • 19:35 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Delap, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Pennant, Wilkinson
    • 19:30 Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Ashley Young, Albrighton, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Downing, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Heskey, Beye, Cuellar, Clark, Hogg
    • 19:25 Stoke team news: Striker Kenwyne Jones is fit to start for Stoke, having injured an ankle on the opening day of the season against Wolves. He missed the home game against Tottenham before returning at Chelsea. The Trinidad and Tobago international was not 100 per cent at Stamford Bridge but he proved his fitness in a midweek friendly match against Crewe and will start against Villa.
    • 19:20 Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is also hopeful of starting after missing Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday because of an infection in an elbow problem he sustained against Wolves. Transfer deadline day signings Eidur Gudjohnsen, Jermaine Pennant and Marc Wilson are all vying for starts but may have to settle for a place on the bench.
    • 19:15 Aston Villa team news: Villa will check on the fitness of midfielder Stephen Ireland, who suffered a hamstring injury during the warm-up to the Everton clash and was replaced by Nigel Reo-Coker.
    • 19:10 Midfielder Steve Sidwell could come into contention after playing 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek following his recovery from an Achilles injury. Defender James Collins is expected to be fit after suffering a severe black eye when on duty for Wales against Montenegro last weekend. Kevin MacDonald will be in charge
    • 19:05 Houllier's much publicised absence from the match tonight sees the Frenchman watching the game on the television back home, while Pulis is attending to family matters. Video: Houllier's absence explained
    • 19:00 Stoke City host Aston Villa in their Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium with neither Tony Pulis nor Gerard Houlier at the ground. Video: Houllier's aims for Villa
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!!!! HUTH WINS IT FOR STOKE! It's the final minute of stoppage time, and Huth steps up to prod the ball home as Etherington turns it his way inside the Villa box!
    • 80' GOAL!!!!! JONES EQUALISES FOR STOKE! The imposing striker gets off the mark for the hosts, and that is a clinical header to level the scores! Fuller slips in Etherington down the left, and his dinked cross is met powerfully by Stoke's record signing!
    • 51' What a chance! Jones soars in the air as he meets Etherington's corner, but his firm header is parried to safety by Friedel, as the American makes another fine save!
    • 44' Albrighton whips over another fantastic delivery from the right which Downing turns on target from the back post, and Sorensen has to palm the ball wide with a diving effort on the line - Villa are on fire here!
    • 43' Faye concedes a corner with a safety first header behind, and Young will whip over this set piece as Stoke defend stoutly before half-time. Collins stabs a shot on target after a desperate scramble in the box, but Sorensen parries the ball wide!
    • 41' What a miss!! Agbonlahor whips over yet another stunning delivery, this time from the left wing, but Ashley Young inexplicably heads wide as he ghosts in at the back post - that is a shocker!
    • 37' Handball!!!! Delap launches yet another epic throw in into the box, and Jones heads the ball on, only for Collins to block the ball with his arm - the referee does not see it, and Villa are hugely fortunate there!
    • 35' GOAL!!!! DOWNING SCORES WITH HIS HEAD! Well that is something you don't see everyday: Agbonlahor whips over a superb delivery from the right with his left peg, and the ball floats unerringly over to Downing at the back post, who directs a diving header with precision into the far corner of the net!
    • 26' What a strike! Jones has a dig from range with a ferocious volley, but Friedel is able to parry wide with a dive to his right - a great effort!
    • 11' What a block from Friedel! Jones streaks clear on goal after a brilliant ball from Wilson, but Friedel spreads himself brilliantly to parry the ball wide - brilliant from the American!
    • 19:35 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Delap, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Pennant, Wilkinson
    • 19:30 Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Ashley Young, Albrighton, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Downing, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Heskey, Beye, Cuellar, Clark, Hogg

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • R. Huth Goal
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins Yellow Card
      • D. Whitehead
      • M. Wilson Substitution Out (65′)
      • R. Delap Substitution Out (87′)
      • M. Etherington
      • J. Walters Substitution Out (61′)
      • K. Jones Goal

      Subs

      • E. Gudjohnsen
      • J. Pennant Substitution In65′
      • D. Higginbotham
      • R. Fuller Substitution In61′
      • G. Whelan Substitution In87′
      • A. Wilkinson
      • A. Begovic
    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • L. Young
      • J. Collins
      • R. Dunne
      • S. Warnock Yellow Card
      • N. Reo-Coker
      • S. Petrov Yellow Card
      • M. Albrighton
      • S. Downing Goal
      • A. Young
      • G. Agbonlahor Substitution Out (87′)

      Subs

      • E. Heskey Substitution In87′
      • H. Beye
      • B. Guzan
      • C. Cuéllar
      • S. Ireland
      • C. Clark
      • J. Hogg
  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      Goal - -
      - -
      - -
      Yellow Card - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      Substitution Out65′ - -
      Substitution Out87′ - -
      - -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out61′ - -
      Goal - -
      Subs
      Substitution In65′ - -
      Substitution In61′ - -
      Substitution In87′ - -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      - -
      Defenders
      - -
      - -
      - -
      Yellow Card - -
      Midfielders
      - -
      Yellow Card - -
      - -
      Goal - -
      Strikers
      - -
      Substitution Out87′ - -
      Subs
      Substitution In87′ - -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account