Vital Football

Latest Stoke City News

Potters pair suffer World cup set-back

Potters pair suffer World cup set-back

Ireland suffered a huge knock to their chances of reaching the world cup after an undeserved 1-0 home defeat to France. Chelsea striker Nicholas Anelka`s deflected shot in off the post gave the French the advantage going into Wednesday`s second leg.

Both Glenn Whelan and Liam Lawrence started the match at Croke Park, with Whelan playing in his natural position of central midfield and Lawrence out on the right wing.

Lawrence missed a golden first half chance, after a fortunate knock down from Robbie Keane he had the goal gaping but his volley was fortunately diverted past the post by Manchester United`s Patrice Evra. After Anelka`s 14th international goal, Whelan had a chance to level things up in the dying minutes but his effort was smothered by keeper Lloris.

There is still hope though for the Green Army as they head to Paris on Wednesday knowing that France`s home record in recent times is abysmal and Ireland did mange to draw away at world champions Italy in the group stages.



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

Writer:Charlie Bennett
Date:Sunday November 15 2009
Time: 2:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Stoke City Articles

Stats: Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke

All the stats from Tottenham Hotspur (4) vs (0) Stoke, White Hart Lane, 26-02-17 Att:

Tottenham v Stoke - Team Sheets

Stoke go to White Hart Lane as the visitors to Tottenham for the latest Premier League game.

Tottenham v Stoke - Follow Live On Twitter

Stoke go to White Hart Lane as the visitors to Tottenham today, this will be a 1:30pm kick-off.

Hughes On Dubai & Berahino

Manager Mark Hughes also spoke about the benefits of our warm weather training trip to Dubai and the benefits it had for three players in particular.

Archived Vital Stoke Articles

Vital Stoke articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Barker
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham MotM
Suggested By:
Grant50%
Bardsley0%
Shawcross0%
Martins Indi0%
Pieters0%
Whelan0%
Adam0%
Sobhi0%
Allen0%
Arnautovic0%
Crouch0%
Sub - Berahino50%
Sub - Afellay0%
Sub - Cameron0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Stoke City Results (view all)

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 26 2017 1:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 12:30PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment