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  • Date:19 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance:4,214
  • Walters - pen (41) Crouch (51)
Goal!

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92:54 +2.54

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

91:57 +1.57

Effort from the edge of the area by Tyrone Barnett goes wide of the left-hand upright.

91:28 +1.28

Shot from 12 yards by Tyrone Barnett. Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

90:12 +0.12

Shot from just outside the area by Sergio Torres misses to the right of the target.

89:03

Unfair challenge on Ryan Shotton by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

87:17

Shot by Peter Crouch from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

86:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Watt on Andy Wilkinson. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

84:48

Sergio Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

83:02

Andy Wilkinson comes on in place of Cameron Jerome.

82:45

Shot by Dean Howell. Asmir Begovic gets a block in.

82:03

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Neilson, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

81:35

Tyrone Barnett has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Ryan Shotton gets a block in.

81:14

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Neilson, clearance made by Peter Crouch.

79:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Mills on Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

79:35

Unfair challenge on Matthew Upson by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

79:14

Sanchez Watt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

79:08

Shot from 18 yards by Kyle McFadzean. Blocked by Danny Collins.

76:19

The official flags Cameron Jerome offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

75:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Dannie Bulman. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

74:55

Effort on goal by Sanchez Watt from 18 yards. Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

74:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

72:58

Effort on goal by Sanchez Watt from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

68:52

Shot by Jonathan Walters. Save made by Rene Gilmartin.

68:16

Foul by Pablo Mills on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

67:02

Tyrone Barnett fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Dean Howell from the free kick, save by Asmir Begovic.

66:48

Scott Neilson takes a outswinging corner.

66:15

Sanchez Watt takes a short corner.

66:06

Shot by Tyrone Barnett. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

63:10

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dannie Bulman. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

61:40

Ryan Shawcross challenges Tyrone Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Howell restarts play with the free kick.

60:47

Shot from deep inside the area by Scott Neilson goes over the bar.

60:26

Short corner taken by Scott Neilson.

58:45

Corner from left by-line taken by Glenn Whelan.

58:12

Foul by Tyrone Barnett on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

56:11

Cameron Jerome is flagged offside by the assistant referee. The referee cautions Cameron Jerome for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

55:21

Josh Simpson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

51:02

Foul by Claude Davis on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded. The referee shows Claude Davis a yellow card. Glenn Whelan delivers the ball, Peter Crouch finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Crawley Town 0-2 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Glenn Whelan.

50:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Neilson, Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

48:40

Glenn Whelan fouled by Tyrone Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.

47:43

Scott Neilson is brought on as a substitute for David Hunt.

47:34

Effort from outside the penalty area by Cameron Jerome goes wide left of the target.

46:42 +1.42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Hunt, clearance by Jonathan Walters.

45:58 +0.58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Glenn Whelan, Ryan Shotton concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Torres. Ryan Shotton is cautioned. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

40:20

Unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Kyle McFadzean results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Jonathan Walters and scored. Crawley Town 0-1 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Shawcross.

39:43

Peter Crouch fouled by Pablo Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.

39:02

Tyrone Barnett has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:35

Kyle McFadzean takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

36:51

Cameron Jerome challenges Kyle McFadzean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

35:27

Dannie Bulman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

34:58

Long distance shot from Jonathan Walters misses to the left of the net.

34:35

Danny Collins fouled by Tyrone Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

32:21

The offside flag is raised against Tyrone Barnett. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

31:23

Shot from just outside the box by Tyrone Barnett goes over the bar.

28:51

Cameron Jerome has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

28:28

Kyle McFadzean takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Asmir Begovic.

25:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Claude Davis. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Glenn Whelan from left by-line, Dean Howell makes a clearance.

24:17

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Howell. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

23:17

The referee blows for offside against Cameron Jerome. Indirect free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

22:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Howell on Peter Crouch. Ryan Shotton restarts play with the free kick.

21:48

Kyle McFadzean has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Hunt, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.

20:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Dannie Bulman. Free kick taken by David Hunt.

19:40

Ryan Shotton fouled by Tyrone Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

19:28

Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.

16:15

Rory Delap gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hunt. The referee sends off Rory Delap for serious foul play.

11:23

Effort on goal by Tyrone Barnett from just inside the area clears the bar.

10:39

Jonathan Walters has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

9:06

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Crouch goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

7:03

Corner taken by David Hunt from the right by-line, Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

5:13

Tyrone Barnett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

2:32

Outswinging corner taken by David Hunt, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Pablo Mills misses to the right of the target.

1:31

Corner taken right-footed by David Hunt, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Crawley can upset Potters - Evans Manager Steve Evans believes Crawley have the wherewithal to cause an FA Cup upset against Stoke this weekend. The npower League Two outfit welcome the top-flight side to their Broadfield Stadium home on Sunday for an FA Cup fifth-round tie. It is the second successive season Crawley have made this stage of the competition, having bowed out at Old Trafford after a tough battle with Manchester United this time last year. Red Devils boss Evans knows Stoke will provide a different set of challenges on Sunday, but thinks there is a realistic chance of causing an upset. "I think everybody in football will recognise the size of the task, but the people that set expectations are not owners, not supporters and not managers," he said. "The people that set expectations are players and our players over the past 18 months have continued to set higher expectations by their performances and their results. "I can't say it any louder or clearer that we respect Stoke City, but we certainly don't fear them. "We know we could be on the reverse of a 3-0, 4-0 or 5-0 scoreline because we are playing a Premier League side. "But they could be on the end of a 1-0 defeat, couldn't they?" Crawley overcame Bury, Redbridge, Bristol City and Hull to reach the fifth-round against Stoke. Evans knows Tony Pulis' side provide an all together different task and joked his players are considering using stilts in a bid to quell City's physical threat. "When we went to Manchester United last year we said we were going to go and play, pass the ball and attack them," the Glaswegian said. "People thought we were silly to say that but that's how we played and we know that while history shows they beat us, we were unfortunately beaten. "We cannot take the view that we must match Stoke City physically because they will beat us up. "If you're not 6ft 3in you don't get a trial. They're a big side, they're extremely well organised and they are very efficient from set plays. "We need to combat that but we also need to try and adapt to our style, which is compete as much as we can physically but try and play. "If we can make it a football match as opposed to a physical match then we have more of a chance." Evans was at the Britannia Stadium on Thursday to witness Stoke slip to a Europa League round of 32 first leg defeat to Valencia. The Potters travel to face Crawley before the return leg in Spain looking for a win in the midst of a poor run of form. "I came back last night and watched a recording of the game," Evans said. "I heard Craig Burley say that Stoke City's next game was away at Crawley and Valencia's is away at Barcelona. "We know the type of teams Stoke have been beaten by. We know we're not at the same level as them. "It is 11 v 11 at 12 o'clock on Sunday and we're going to do our very best to get to the next round. "I am sure with the run Stoke City is on, probably one of the last places in the world Tony wants to take his team to is West Sussex on Sunday." New signing Rene Gilmartin could make his Crawley debut on Sunday after joining on loan until the end of March. The Watford goalkeeper will battle it out with Michel Kuipers in the absence of Scott Shearer, who requires knee surgery. Crawley will be without cup-tied attackers Karl Hawley and Billy Clarke, while fellow frontman Matt Tubbs - who scored the decisive goals against Bristol City and Hull - left last month for Bournemouth. Pulis will certainly not be underestimating the task his side face. The Potters boss, whose side were beaten by Manchester City in last year's final, said: "We did fantastic in the cup last year and we want to have another cup run if we can. "They're always difficult games. Our biggest thing is to make sure the lads recover in time. They're a good side, the way they play, they've had a great season so far and it'll be a really tough game." Matthew Upson could be involved after serving a European ban, while fellow centre-back Robert Huth will sit out the second of his three-match domestic suspension, but goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is likely to keep his place. Pulis must check on the fitness of midfielder Dean Whitehead after he sustained a nasty gash to his leg in a challenge with Tino Costa that the Potters boss felt should have produced a red card.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Evans

Crawley Town

Formation: 433Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Rene Gilmartin
  • Dean Howell
  • Pablo Mills
  • Claude Davis
  • David Hunt
  • Sergio Torres
  • Dannie Bulman
  • Kyle McFadzean
  • Josh Simpson
  • Tyrone Barnett
  • Sanchez Watt
  • SUBS
  • Michel Kuipers
  • Hope Akpan
  • Glenn Wilson
  • John Akinde
  • Charlie Wassmer
  • Scott Neilson
  • Aaron Wickham

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Match Report

Ten-man Stoke see off Crawley Crawley were unable to cause an FA Cup upset as Stoke secured progression to the quarter-finals despite Rory Delap's early sending off with a 2-0 victory at the Broadfield Stadium. Last year's losing finalists avoided a fifth-round upset against the lowest ranked side left in the competition thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Peter Crouch. Crawley went out to Manchester United at the same stage last season but almost took a surprise lead when England international Crouch hit his own crossbar. The Potters' afternoon was made even more uncomfortable in the 17th minute when Delap was sent off for a challenge on David Hunt. However, the npower League Two side were unable to make the most of their man advantage as Walters slotted home from the spot as half-time approached. Crouch doubled Stoke's advantage seven minutes after the restart as Tony Pulis' men secured a place in the quarter-finals for the third year running. Crawley, who previously dispatched of npower Championship duo Bristol City and Hull, came flying out of the traps at Broadfield Stadium and showed their attacking intent from the offset. Sanchez Watt and Tyrone Barnett were causing problems during the opening exchanges, with Stoke's defence reduced to some last-ditch challenges to thwart the hosts. Having seen Pablo Mills direct a header over, Crawley came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the eighth minute. Hunt's corner caused havoc in the box and a defensive mishap saw the ball rebound off Crouch onto the underside of the crossbar, before Glenn Whelan hacked clear. The chance seemed to act as a wake-up call for the Potters, who soon began to exert pressure of their own. Crouch headed clean over the bar in the 10th minute, before Walters flashed a first-time shot across the face of goal moments later. However, the game changed in the 17th minute when Delap received a straight red card for a challenge on Hunt. The Stoke midfielder slid in on the right-back around the halfway line and referee Michael Jones deemed it worthy of a sending off. The visitors' protests did nothing to sway the official's decision as Hunt lay on the deck receiving several minutes of treatment. The game became scrappy when play resumed as Stoke attempted to adjust to their man deficit and Crawley looked to capitalise. Kyle McFadzean came close as he forced Asmir Begovic into action with a low 30-yard drive, although the Potters took the ball up the other end and Cameron Jerome blazed wide inside the box. The match was flowing from one end to the other with both sides missing chances, before Stoke managed to break the deadlock from the spot. McFadzean upended Ryan Shawcross in the box, allowing Walters to fire home a 42nd-minute penalty - the first goal Crawley have conceded in this season's FA Cup. Ryan Shotton was booked in stoppage time for a foul on Sergio Torres and was almost joined in the book by Jerome. Neither side made any changes at the break, although Crawley were soon forced to bring on Scott Neilson for Hunt after the defender seemed to pick up knock. The hosts were still pressing but conceded a second after Claude Davis brought down Jerome unfairly on the left flank. The Jamaican received a booking for the challenge and then saw the resulting free-kick by Whelan headed home neatly by Crouch in the 52nd minute. The second goal dampened the atmosphere inside the stadium and, aside from a Jerome booking for kicking the ball away, the match became flat. Things livened up again in the 67th minute when Crawley returned to the attack and a goalbound Barnett effort was deflected behind, before a low Dean Howell free-kick was saved by Begovic. However, Crawley's attempts to get back into the game were leaving them exposed at the back and a Walters effort almost snuck in after it was parried by debutant goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin onto Crouch, before the goalkeeper then palmed it away. Watt twice came close at the other end, before Stoke returned to the attack and Jerome found the back of the net - only for the goal to be chalked off for offside. Crawley continued to press forward undeterred by the scoreline as the clock wound down, with McFadzean and Watt both having shots before a deflected Neilson cross hit the top of the bar. Steve Evans' side camped out in the Stoke half for the final 10 minutes, although they were unable to find a breakthrough as Barnett had an acrobatic stoppage-time effort cleared off the line.

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