Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Wright-Phillips charged over Delap incident

Wright-Phillips charged over Delap incident

Shaun Wright-Phillips has been charged by the FA with violent conduct after Stoke's victory over Manchester City on Saturday.

Potters' fans will be pleased that there has been some belated acknowledgment by officials that the winger shares some of the blame for the incident which resulted in Rory Delap being shown a red card. Rory kicked the ball against Wright-Phillips and he retaliated by kicking Delap.

That incident was not seen by referee Martin Atkinson. Having now watched video footage of the incident, Atkinson has told The FA that, had he seen it at the time, he would have also shown Wright-Phillips a red card for violent conduct.

The player now has until tomorrow evening to admit or deny the charge.

It was fortunate for Atkinson that Stoke still went on to win the game, despite being down to ten men, now that he's admitted he should have sent both off.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
Time: 9:51PM


Well, City fans won't argue that SWP retaliated and according to the letter of the law should have seen red. The thing that really annoys us is the fact that Jose Bosingwa's violent assault on a Liverpool player (which wasn't seen by the ref either) seems to be going unpunished. Think even Stoke fans will agree that this is blatant favouritism towards the "sky 4" teams, Ronaldo and Rooney commited similar offences against Stoke and didn't get punished either did they? Sheer hypocrisy, no matter what side of the fence you are on!
05/02/2009 12:18:00
Totally agree - but what referee these days would dare to send the likes of Ronaldho or Rooney off and endure the wrath of people like Ferguson?
05/02/2009 14:21:00
SWP has done nothing since different strokes....
10/02/2009 05:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stats: Stoke City v Everton

All the stats from Stoke City (1) vs (2) Everton, Bet365 Stadium, 17/3/18 Att: 30,022

Stoke v Everton - Team Sheets

The Bet365 Stadium plays host to Stoke City vs Everton for the latest Premier League game.

Lambert Could Call On One Man This Weekend

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has made the surprise admission that one man could be in line for a first team recall this weekend when we face Everton in the...

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Stoke City Archived Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Stoke
Write For Vital Stoke
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Choupo-Moting0%
Sub - Berahino0%
Sub - Jese0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

1.Joel Womsley1
Write for Vital Football