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  • Date:25 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Prenton Park
  • Attendance:5,559
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

94mins

Peter Crouch scores with their right foot. Tranmere 0-2 Stoke.Oussama Assaidi provided the assist for the goal.

92mins

Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

A cross is delivered by Oussama Assaidi.

86mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

85mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

83mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Etherington.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Walters.

77mins

Marko Arnautovic leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Etherington.

76mins

Jonathan Walters joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Pennant.

76mins

Cole Stockton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant.

74mins

Clearance by Robert Huth.

74mins

The ball is sent over by Tom Hateley.

74mins

Abdulai Bell-Baggie joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Rowe.

70mins

Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

69mins

Tom Hateley delivers the ball.

68mins

Shot by Chris Atkinson went wide of the left-hand post.

63mins

Marko Arnautovic takes the free kick.

63mins

Chris Atkinson challenges Marc Muniesa unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61mins

Oussama Assaidi on for Stephen Ireland.

60mins

Centre by Geoff Cameron.

59mins

Chris Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Foul by Marko Arnautovic on Chris Atkinson, free kick awarded.

56mins

Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro went harmlessly over the bar.

52mins

Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Ash Taylor fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick.

52mins

Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52mins

Foul by Danny Holmes on Jermaine Pennant, free kick awarded.

51mins

Max Power takes the free kick.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on James Rowe.

49mins

Geoff Cameron takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

47mins

The second half begins.

47mins

It is the end of the first-half.

47mins

Marko Arnautovic takes the free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Dugdale on Peter Crouch.

46mins

Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

46mins

Stephen Ireland challenges Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro unfairly and gives away a free kick.

46mins

Evan Horwood leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Holmes.

41mins

Corner taken by Max Power from the right by-line.

40mins

Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

40mins

Marc Muniesa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Lowe.

36mins

Shot by Marko Arnautovic cleared the bar.

34mins

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Hateley on Marko Arnautovic.

28mins

Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Cole Stockton.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilson Palacios on James Rowe.

26mins

Jermaine Pennant takes the free kick.

25mins

James Rowe challenges Glenn Whelan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23mins

Stephen Ireland grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Tranmere 0-1 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from Marko Arnautovic.

23mins

The ball is swung over by Geoff Cameron.

21mins

Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.

20mins

Peter Crouch challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20mins

Tom Hateley crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20mins

Foul by Marc Muniesa on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded.

19mins

Shot by Stephen Ireland missed to the left of the net.

17mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stephen Ireland.

15mins

Clearance by Ryan Lowe.

15mins

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Pennant.

11mins

Shot by Glenn Whelan went harmlessly over the bar.

10mins

Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro for handball.

10mins

Centre by James Rowe.

5mins

Ryan Lowe takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

4mins

Marko Arnautovic takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Moore impressed by new-look Stoke Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore expects Stoke to pose a very different proposition under new manager Mark Hughes when they visit Prenton Park in the Capital One Cup. The Barclays Premier League side cultivated a reputation for playing physical, long-ball football during Tony Pulis' seven years at the Britannia Stadium but have started to shed that image since Hughes came in over the summer. Hughes, whose own playing career took him to European powerhouses Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has been lauded for stamping his own style on the Potters and Moore lent his voice to those impressed by the Welshman's start. "Mark Hughes is trying to get them to play and to play out of the back," the Rovers boss said. "They do go long at times but they're good passers into proper areas. It's going to be a tough game, no doubt about that, but it's a game we look forward to because we're not expected to win. But we have to make sure we play without any fear." While Pulis' tactics were often dismissed as ugly and outdated, Stoke became incredibly difficult to break down and beat. Moore wishes such qualities were more prevalent in a Tranmere team which has won just one Sky Bet League One game and conceded 19 times in eight fixtures this term. "We're too nice and we need to be aggressive," he added. "It's hard when you're not really an aggressive person. I'm not saying go out there and boot somebody and kick them in the air, I'm saying be aggressive by closing people down and getting in people's faces. "These days they come through academies all nicey-nicey, you're really looking for a dog, somebody who is going to sit there in defensive midfield and do a job." Stoke boss Mark Hughes is happy for games to be coming thick and fast at the moment, with his tenure still in its infancy. Hughes took over as boss in the summer and the Potters have made a fairly encouraging start to the campaign, taking seven points from their opening five Barclays Premier League fixtures as well as seeing off Sky Bet League One side Walsall 3-1 at home in the Capital One Cup second round. They have also earned praise for what has been regarded as an improved playing style compared to their seasons under previous manager Tony Pulis. Hughes feels things are going well but has stressed his Stoke side are "still very much a work in progress". And with that in mind, he does not view the fact the Staffordshire outfit have a Capital One Cup third-round clash at Tranmere - just three days after their 3-1 league defeat at Arsenal - as a bad thing at all. "The more games we can play, the better for the group in terms of what we are trying to do," Hughes said when asked about the trip to Tranmere, who are another third-tier team. "At this point in the season, we are still very much a work in progress, so games will help us. "We will get better as we play more often together. "I feel we have taken huge strides in a small space of time but we need to keep the performance levels going in the right direction. "After a difficult opening period, where we have played Liverpool, Manchester City and now Arsenal, I think we have come through that in good heart and with a lot more confidence, so we are in decent shape."

Formation:442Manager: Ronnie Moore

Tranmere

Formation: 433Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

  • Owain Fon Williams
  • Tom Hateley
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Ash Taylor
  • Evan Horwood
  • James Rowe
  • Chris Atkinson
  • Max Power
  • Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
  • Ryan Lowe
  • Cole Stockton
  • SUBS
  • Danny Holmes
  • Ian Goodison
  • Joe Thompson
  • Abdulai Bell-Baggie
  • Akpo Sodje
  • Liam Davies
  • Jason Mooney

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