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  • Date:28 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
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  • Hemmings (56)
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88:46

Andy Wilkinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

88:46

The match gets underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half started.

88:46

Andy Wilkinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

84:37

A cross is delivered by Andy Wilkinson.

83:22

Kenwyne Jones slots the ball right footed into the goal. Stoke 3-1 Walsall.Assist on the goal came from Jermaine Pennant.

82:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Huth.

82:25

Free kick crossed by Jermaine Pennant.

81:36

Marc Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

80:40

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

80:16

James Baxendale goes off and James McQuilkin comes on.

80:00

The offside flag is raised against Marc Wilson.

78:57

Oussama Assaidi crosses the ball.

76:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenwyne Jones.

76:14

James Chambers takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

76:03

Corner taken by James Baxendale from the left by-line.

74:20

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

74:07

Charlie Adam goes off and Steven Nzonzi comes on.

73:58

The offside flag is raised against Andy Wilkinson.

72:08

Sam Mantom sends in a cross.

71:09

Corner taken by James Baxendale from the left by-line.

69:46

Marc Wilson crosses the ball.

68:00

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jermaine Pennant.

66:28

The ball is crossed by Marc Muniesa.

65:40

Header by Robert Huth goes to the left of the goal.

65:17

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line.

64:12

The ball is delivered by Marc Wilson.

62:50

Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.

62:41

Romaine Sawyers challenges Robert Huth unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:34

Marc Muniesa takes the free kick.

58:27

Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by James Baxendale results in a free kick.

57:20

Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

57:03

Foul by Jermaine Pennant on Andy Taylor, free kick awarded.

56:23

Ashley Hemmings grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Stoke 2-1 Walsall.Sam Mantom provided the assist for the goal.

52:22

Ashley Hemmings restarts play with the free kick.

51:27

Marc Muniesa restarts play with the free kick.

51:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chambers on Kenwyne Jones.

49:36

Marc Wilson replaces Wilson Palacios.

48:41

The ball is sent over by Ryan Shawcross.

48:19

Shot by Charlie Adam. Richard O'Donnell parries the effort to safety.

46:00

Centre by Oussama Assaidi.

45:01

Oussama Assaidi is brought on as a substitute for Brek Shea.

44:52

Craig Westcarr delivers the ball.

43:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Baxendale.

43:03

Romaine Sawyers fouled by Marc Muniesa, the ref awards a free kick.

42:45

Sam Mantom has an effort at goal. Robert Huth gets a block in.

42:36

The ball is delivered by Andy Taylor.

40:59

The ball is delivered by Craig Westcarr.

39:59

Ashley Hemmings takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

39:23

Clearance made by Brek Shea.

39:17

Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line.

38:28

Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball in from the free kick.

38:05

Kenwyne Jones challenges Andy Butler unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jermaine Pennant.

34:47

The ball is delivered by Andy Taylor.

32:08

Andy Wilkinson crosses the ball.

30:12

Kenwyne Jones grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Stoke 2-0 Walsall.

29:59

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

29:16

Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

28:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Glenn Whelan.

23:38

Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.

23:20

Foul by Ashley Hemmings on Marc Muniesa, free kick awarded.

21:46

Kenwyne Jones scores with a right foot finish. Stoke 1-0 Walsall.

19:02

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line.

17:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jermaine Pennant.

16:50

Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

16:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Hemmings on Andy Wilkinson.

13:59

Clearance made by Marc Muniesa.

12:40

Andy Wilkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings.

12:03

Romaine Sawyers takes a shot.

10:47

The ball is crossed by Marc Muniesa.

3:08

Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

2:23

Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Nicky Featherstone results in a free kick.

0:52

The ball is crossed by Romaine Sawyers.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

The match gets underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee gets the second half started.

Match Preview

Hughes to pick a strong side Stoke boss Mark Hughes has stressed his intention to field a "strong" team for the Capital One Cup second-round home clash with Sky Bet League One outfit Walsall. The Potters - then managed by Tony Pulis - were beaten by a visiting third-tier side in the second round of the competition last year as Swindon emerged after extra-time with a 4-3 victory at the Britannia Stadium. Pulis had made six changes to his first XI on that occasion and his successor Hughes, wary of not giving the opposition enough respect in terms of selection, says he is only looking to make "one or two" adjustments from Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League home win against Crystal Palace. "I don't give up competitions lightly," Hughes told www.stokecityfc.com. "We want to do well in it and we want to progress in it, so I'll be putting out a strong team. There will be one or two changes but nothing wholesale. "We've got a few bumps and bruises and we've got to protect guys who played against Palace but I'll be going strong in the team in the competition because I want to progress. "Sometimes there are shocks in the competition because perhaps teams don't give the opposition enough respect in terms of their team selection. "I've been bitten by that in the past and I didn't like the feeling so hopefully it won't happen again." One player who could come into the side for his Stoke debut is winger Oussama Assaidi, who completed his season-long loan switch from Liverpool on Tuesday. Fit-again pair Wilson Palacios and Brek Shea are poised for a return to first-team involvement, but fellow midfielder Jamie Ness (thigh) is not yet ready to feature. Stoke head into the fixture with assistant manager Mark Bowen admitting "the monkey is off the back" for Hughes and him after the Palace result. Not only was it a victory for the pair in their first competitive home game at Stoke that brought their first points since taking charge over the summer - it was also the first home win they had overseen since August 2012, and their first in the Premier League since May of that year. Following the May win, Hughes' QPR went six home league matches without victory before he was sacked in November. And asked about the Palace triumph, Bowen said: "I think there is no doubt that we felt a little bit of pressure. "It had been a while, but thankfully the monkey is off the back and we can move on. "I think we were conscious that if things, as they do in football, go wrong for any reason, it is brought up again and again. So that can be put behind us and we move on." Bowen was sitting in for Hughes at Tuesday's pre-match press conference while the manager continued to pursue transfer targets. "The reason I'm doing this is that Mark is using every hour," said Bowen, who insisted he was unaware of any bids being made for Stoke players. "He finished training and was then rushing off to watch games and meet and speak to people with a view to strengthening the team and the squad." Walsall manager Dean Smith could welcome back defender Andy Taylor. The former Sheffield United full-back has yet to feature for the Saddlers this campaign due to an ankle injury he sustained in pre-season but is now fit and available for selection. Smith has no fresh injury or suspension concerns and has options open to him should he wish to mix things up. Midfield trio Romaine Sawyers, Nicky Featherstone and James McQuilkin are all pushing for a place in the starting XI.

Formation:451Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Muniesa
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Charlie Adam
  • Brek Shea
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • SUBS
  • Oussama Assaidi
  • Marc Wilson
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Michael Kightly
  • Jack Butland
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Cameron Jerome

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