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  • Date:24 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Walters (25) Sanli (36)
  • Leslie (78)
Goal!

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94mins

Robert Huth challenges Tom Bradshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Disley takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Ricardo Fuller is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

90mins

Ryan Shawcross challenges Tom Bradshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Raven.

89mins

Shot by Glenn Whelan from just outside the area goes over the net.

87mins

Lewis Neal takes a shot. Carlo Nash makes a save.

87mins

Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

85mins

(Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Lewis Neal coming on for Kevin McIntyre.

85mins

Effort on goal by Jonathan Walters from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

82mins

Steven Leslie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth. Robert Huth takes the free kick.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal. Michael Tonge leaves the field to be replaced by Rory Delap.

79mins

Steven Leslie scores a headed goal from close in. Stoke 2-1 Shrewsbury.Sean McAllister provided the assist for the goal.

78mins

Jonathan Walters fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Glenn Whelan.

77mins

David Raven takes a shot. Carlo Nash makes a save.

75mins

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Carlo Nash makes a save.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Dean Whitehead joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Etherington.

71mins

Glenn Whelan challenges Sean McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McIntyre.

66mins

Tom Bradshaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Carlo Nash. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Ricardo Fuller coming on for Tuncay Sanli.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Pugh on Kevin McIntyre. David Raven takes the free kick.

63mins

Long range shot by Andy Wilkinson goes wide right of the target.

63mins

Corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan to the near post, Kevin McIntyre manages to make a clearance.

62mins

Michael Tonge has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

61mins

Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

59mins

Tom Bradshaw on for Benjamin Van den Broek.

59mins

Jonathan Walters challenges Ian Sharps unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean McAllister takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Benjamin Van den Broek concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Wilkinson. Free kick taken by Carlo Nash.

53mins

Glenn Whelan takes a inswinging corner.

53mins

Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

52mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Craig Disley misses to the right of the target.

51mins

Craig Disley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington. The ball is swung over by Glenn Whelan, Robert Huth takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

48mins

Steven Leslie takes the inswinging corner, Michael Tonge makes a clearance.

47mins

Danny Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McIntyre. Kevin McIntyre restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Matthew Etherington fouled by Mat Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Etherington, Sean McAllister manages to make a clearance.

42mins

The referee gives a free kick against Sean McAllister for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Higginbotham.

41mins

Kevin McIntyre challenges Tuncay Sanli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Glenn Whelan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Jonathan Walters misses to the right of the goal.

40mins

Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

37mins

Tuncay Sanli grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Stoke 2-0 Shrewsbury.The assist for the goal came from Matthew Etherington.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tuncay Sanli on Steven Leslie. Free kick taken by Craig Disley.

34mins

Foul by Glenn Whelan on Sean McAllister, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Leslie from right wing.

29mins

Matthew Etherington has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Tonge by Kevin McIntyre. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Jonathan Walters scores a headed goal from inside the area. Stoke 1-0 Shrewsbury.Assist on the goal came from Matthew Etherington.

24mins

Michael Tonge takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

23mins

Tuncay Sanli produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide left of the goal.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Mat Sadler. Carlo Nash restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington.

16mins

The official flags Benjamin Van den Broek offside. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.

14mins

Corner taken by Steven Leslie, save by Carlo Nash.

13mins

Sean McAllister fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

13mins

Foul by Robert Huth on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

12mins

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan played to the near post, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

8mins

Corner taken by Steven Leslie from the right by-line, Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Carlo Nash restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Danny Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister. Sean McAllister takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half begins.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Jones still sidelined for Stoke Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones will miss Tuesday night's Carling Cup second-round tie at home to Shrewsbury as his ankle injury is still causing him problems. The #8million signing from Sunderland missed the weekend's defeat by Tottenham and is a doubt for Saturday's Barclays Premier match against Chelsea. Fellow forward Mamady Sidibe has undergone an operation on the Achilles tendon he ruptured against Spurs and he is now a long-term absentee. Manager Tony Pulis is likely to freshen up his starting line-up for the cup tie, but insists the Potters will not be taking victory for granted against their League Two opponents. Pulis told Stoke's official website: "We certainly won't be taking Shrewsbury lightly. "They've had a fantastic start to the season and they will come here confident that they can put on a show, so make no mistake, it's going to be a tough game. He added: "If we want to push on as a club, then success in the cup competitions is important to us. We proved that last season with our success in the FA Cup (where they reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual champions Chelsea)." Shrewsbury will be without winger Lionel Ainsworth and defender Danny O'Donnell. The duo both picked up groin injuries in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Aldershot. Ainsworth is expected to miss just the cup tie, but O'Donnell is suspected to have picked up a hernia, which would keep him out for longer. O'Donnell's likely extended absence means that Shane Cansdell-Sheriff will get a chance to impress manager Graham Turner. Midfielder Kevin McIntyre will be available after completing a three-match ban, but striker Matt Harrold is unavailable as he serves a one-game suspension for his red card against the Shots. Kris Bright could return to the squad after his recovery from illness though fellow striker Nathan Elder (knee) remains a long-term injury victim with knee ligament damage.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 451Manager: Graham Turner

Shrewsbury

  • Carlo Nash
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Danny Higginbotham
  • Michael Tonge
  • Danny Pugh
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Tuncay Sanli
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Danny Collins
  • Tom Soares
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Rory Delap
  • Matthew Lund

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Match Report

Potters advance past Shrews Stoke secured a place in the third round of the Carling Cup with a 2-1 over Shrewsbury thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Tuncay. But whether goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will be heading along the road to Wembley with the club remains to be seen. The Bosnian was not included in tonight's squad, leading to speculation he is about to leave the Britannia Stadium, perhaps for Chelsea. Begovic was signed last season from Portsmouth for a reported #3.5million and started three games at the tail-end of the campaign after Thomas Sorensen was injured. However, the Dane regained the jersey and played in the first two league matches of this season. He was on the bench against the League Two side with Carlo Nash promoted. Stoke took this second-round match by the scruff of the neck in the first half when they scored twice without reply. Steve Leslie got a late consolation for the League Two side. It was Walters' first goal for the club. The former Ipswich forward, who arrived last week, got on the end of a cross from Matthew Etherington to send a glancing header beyond goalkeeper Chris Neal in the 26th minute. This time there was no dispute about Walters' effort. He thought he had equalised in stoppage time against Tottenham on Saturday only for referee Chris Foy to allow play to continue. Shrewsbury suffered a further blow in the 37th minute and again Etherington was the provider. The midfielder's delivery into the area was met by Tuncay and for the second time in the space of 11 minutes Neal was beaten by a header. Then Whelan thumped in a shot from distance the goalkeeper did well to parry as Stoke kept up the pressure. Stoke were not content to sit on their lead and Etherington surged forward in the 54th minute and drove in a shot that caught Neal on the hop. The goalkeeper was grateful to turn it around the post for a corner. Shrewsbury were finding it difficult getting out of their own half and Whelan was off-target from distance before Michael Tonge dragged a shot wide of the post. Pulis decided to shake things up and brought on Ricardo Fuller for Tuncay in the 67th minute with Chelsea to come on Saturday. The sight of Fuller coming on the pitch must have been slightly un-nerving for Shrewsbury, given he scored against Tottenham However to their credit they pulled a goal back in the 79th minute through Leslie, who headed in at the back post. Leslie took full advantage after Ryan Shawcross and then Nash failed to deal with a routine cross from Sean McAllister. Walters should have restored Stoke's two-goal advantage in the 85th minute but he somehow clipped his close-range effort wide of the post.

possession


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