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  • Date:26 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,030
  • Jones (15) Shawcross (45)
    Pennant (50)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Adlene Guedioura fouled by Danny Pugh, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Effort on goal by Danny Pugh from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

92mins

Michael Mancienne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

89mins

Dean Whitehead is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

88mins

Ryan Shawcross is cautioned. Stephen Hunt goes into the book.

88mins

Foul by Stephen Hunt on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jonathan Walters goes wide left of the goal.

82mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kenwyne Jones misses to the right of the goal.

82mins

Sam Vokes is caught offside. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Adlene Guedioura decides to take the corner short.

81mins

Marc Wilson challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Marc Wilson. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Dean Whitehead. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Jamie O'Hara is caught offside. Rory Delap leaves the field to be replaced by Salif Diao. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Adlene Guedioura is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Ward.

76mins

Sam Vokes concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Delap. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan, clearance by Richard Stearman.

75mins

The official flags Sam Vokes offside. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

74mins

Stephen Hunt comes on in place of Michael Kightly.

73mins

Jamie O'Hara has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

72mins

Glenn Whelan challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Whelan shown a yellow card. Jody Craddock restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Danny Pugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Pennant.

69mins

Sam Vokes replaces Steven Fletcher.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Jamie O'Hara results in a free kick. Marc Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Andy Wilkinson. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line.

64mins

Steven Fletcher is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

63mins

Jermaine Pennant takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Shawcross has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

62mins

Christophe Berra has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

61mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance. Matthew Jarvis decides to take the corner short.

60mins

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman. Richard Stearman takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Unfair challenge on Jody Craddock by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

59mins

Michael Kightly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

58mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the right by-line. Close range effort by Jonathan Walters goes wide of the left-hand upright.

55mins

Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save. Corner from left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie O'Hara, save by Asmir Begovic.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara. Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis. Corner from right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Pennant on Michael Mancienne. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Jermaine Pennant scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Stoke 3-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Jonathan Walters.

50mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Jarvis, save by Asmir Begovic.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

48mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Jonathan Walters goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Jody Craddock by Kenwyne Jones results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

46mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

46mins

Ryan Shawcross scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 2-0 Wolverhampton.Glenn Whelan provided the assist for the goal.

46mins

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Blocked by Jody Craddock.

46mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jermaine Pennant.

45mins

Marc Wilson fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Kightly goes into the referee's book. The ball is sent over by Jermaine Pennant, Ryan Shawcross takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

45mins

Dean Whitehead takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

44mins

Stephen Ward has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32mins

Kenwyne Jones has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

31mins

Matthew Etherington goes off and Dean Whitehead comes on.

23mins

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance. Rory Delap fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

22mins

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

20mins

Andy Wilkinson takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.

16mins

Kenwyne Jones finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stoke 1-0 Wolverhampton.Jermaine Pennant provided the assist for the goal.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Wilkinson by Steven Fletcher. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

10mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line, Close range effort by Robert Huth goes wide of the left-hand upright.

9mins

Jamie O'Hara gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Michael Kightly has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Glenn Whelan. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Glenn Whelan. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Pulis: League takes priority over cup final Tony Pulis insists Stoke becoming established as a Premier League club is more important than possible FA Cup glory next month. Pulis is full of pride at the Potters' achievement in clinching a Wembley meeting with Manchester City in three weeks. But he knows it is only the icing on the cake compared to Stoke staying part of the top flight and becoming a force at that level. Pulis, whose side entertain Wolves in a re-arranged game on Tuesday night, said: "We are absolutely delighted that we've got to an FA Cup final. It's an absolutely brilliant achievement by the club. "But the priority will always be the Premier League. "That's where we want to play, and the longer we are in the Premier League the club will grow because it will give us the finances to make it a stronger club. "We are in the black, we have just built a brand new training ground, we are investing into other areas of the football club we would have never dreamt of if we hadn't got into the Premier League. "The Premier League is the food and drink and the icing on the cake is the cup competitions." Stoke are on the verge of guaranteeing a fourth successive season of Premier League football after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa took them to the 39-point mark. Pulis said: "We have five more games to go and we've said all along we have to try to get as many points as we can from the games left." The Stoke boss believes striker Kenwyne Jones, who scored the opener at Villa Park with a superb header, is back to his best after a lean spell. Pulis said: "I think he has 10 goals now this season. He's hitting form at the right time. "Forwards go up and down. Rooney had one spell earlier in the season. He's got quality and eventually you know that will come through." Pulis is facing an anxious wait to determine the extent of the Achilles injury suffered by another striker, Ricardo Fuller, after he appeared as a substitute at Villa. Fuller had to be stretchered off amidst fears the injury may have shattered his Wembley dreams, and is due to have a scan in the next 24 hours. But Pulis said: "Let's see what the scans say first before we start throwing positives or negatives at it. Then we'll take a view." Stoke midfielder Rory Delap said: "It didn't look good after the game. We are all devastated if it is what everyone thinks it is. "You never know with the scan but we are all thinking of him and we know how devastated he is. "He's been a big part of this club and it will be devastating if Ricardo misses the final." Mick McCarthy has told his players to keep calm ahead of a back-to-back away derbies which could be crucial to Wolves' Barclays Premier League survival hopes. Wolves take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium before tackling Birmingham at St Andrew's on Sunday. But McCarthy is refusing to look upon the games as "make or break" to second from bottom Wolves' quest to secure a third successive season of top-flight football. "It's all about having one more goal, one more point, being better than three other teams, come May 22, and we stay up," he said. "Sorry for being dogmatic about that but that's the way it is. "What happens if we don't win this week, what happens if we win the last two games and that's enough? "I don't know what is going to be enough points and I know nobody else knows what will be enough. "It would be seriously helpful to get points out of the next two games but I am not going to make it make or break. "It might be the last game we need something and we might get it. The message is keep calm and keep playing. "We have to affect our position, nobody else's. If by taking points off someone, we affect them, then fine. "But it is our position we want to affect and the only way we can do that is by collecting points by virtue of a draw or a win and that's what we need to do." McCarthy admits his players looked nervy during Saturday's draw with Fulham despite his own attempts to maintain a calm front. He said: "I think for one it is about keeping a calm disposition yourself. It helps. I'm not saying I always do that when I'm on the side of the pitch. "Generally on a day-to-day basis I do. Be calm, focused, clear on what you want, how you want to do it."

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Wilson
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Rory Delap
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Danny Collins
  • Danny Pugh
  • Salif Diao
  • Dean Whitehead
  • John Carew
  • Abdoulaye Faye

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Match Report

Pardoe aids Worcester recovery Matt Pardoe hit his second first-class half-century as some determined batting from Worcestershire frustrated LV= County Championship title holders Nottinghamshire as they looked to extend their winning start to the season. Having chosen to bowl after winning the toss, the Notts seamers were kept at bay for an hour by visiting captain Daryl Mitchell (41) before a 93-run sixth-wicket partnership between Gareth Andrew (48) and Pardoe pushed Worcestershire towards a par score. Pardoe, 20, passed 50 for the second time in his fledgling first-class career as the visitors closed on 253 for seven, with Pardoe unbeaten on 56 having batted for more than three-and-a-half hours, and Damien Wright 32 not out. Former New Zealand international Andre Adams was once again the most threatening of the Notts attack, picking up four for 57, but the hosts did not help themselves with four dropped catches, including Pardoe on 15 and 35. With Worcestershire struggling after losing their two opening Championship fixtures, it was no surprise to see Notts captain Chris Read opt to field on a cloudy and cool morning. But opening bowlers Luke Fletcher and Charlie Shreck failed to make an early breakthrough, with Fletcher in particular over-pitching as he strived to find the outside edge. Adams was swiftly called on to replace the 22-year-old and accounted for James Cameron when the left-hander drove loosely to be caught by a tumbling Alex Hales at first slip for 25. Vikram Solanki followed in the next over when an ambitious drive off Shreck went straight to Adam Voges at third slip, and soon after Moeen Ali shouldered arms to Adams and saw his stumps shattered. Mitchell made it through to lunch without further losses but he and partner Alexei Kervezee were removed in consecutive overs from Adams early in the afternoon session, Mitchell to a defensive edge and Kervezee to a spectacular diving catch down the leg-side from wicketkeeper Read. With Worcestershire 102 for five, Notts were ready to close in for the kill but dropped both Andrew and Pardoe in the space of nine overs, with Shreck and Fletcher the unlucky bowlers. The batsmen ground it out in tricky conditions only for Andrew to throw his wicket away as he closed on his eighth first-class 50, cutting a wide long hop from Samit Patel to a leaping Adams at point. Ben Cox edged Paul Franks to Read but Wright's attacking approach helped see off the new ball, as the Australian put on 43 with Pardoe before the close.

Form Guide

    DLWDLD
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • WDWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 14/08/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 11/04/2010
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 2
  • Wolverhampton
  • 31/10/2009
  • Stoke
  • 4 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 12/05/1984
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 17/12/1983
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 24/04/1982

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • K Jones 7
  • R Huth 6
  • J Walters 4
  • R Fuller 4
  • M Etherington 3
  • R Delap 2
  • D Higginbotham 2
  • D Whitehead 2
  • J Pennant 1
  • JA Carew 1
  • A Faye 1
  • M Wilson 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 7
  • S Fletcher 6
  • M Jarvis 4
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • G Elokobi 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 37
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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