Stoke City - Whelan escapes ban
UK time is: 01:59:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Whelan escapes ban

Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan has escaped punishment after his two footed tackle at the weekend.

No retrospective action has been taken against the 29-year-old as the incident was seen during the match by referee Howard Webb as the Football Association can only take action if the incident wasn't seen by the official.

Replays suggested that the Irish International jumped into a tackle recklessly with Manchester City's Javi Garcia with two feet, in Stoke's televised F.A. Cup fourth round defeat.

Garcia had to receive treatment on his ankle but was able to finish the game.

Whelan has defended his challenge to BBC sport: 'I don't think I caught him as much as he was rolling about.

"It's the English game and that's what the Premier League is good for. Hopefully it [tackling] can stay in the game and people just get on with it.'

With this news Whelan is available for Stoke`s home fixture against Wigan tomorrow night (29th January).

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

The Journalist

Writer: Lloyd Reddin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 28 2013

Time: 9:48PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 14 5 6 3 8 21
10. Southampton 14 5 5 4 3 20
11. Watford 14 5 4 5 -1 19
12. Stoke 14 5 4 5 -3 19
13. WBA 14 5 3 6 -5 18
14. Chelsea 14 4 3 7 -6 15
15. Swansea 14 3 5 6 -5 14

Stoke City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Sam Wants Shock Wins In December
Sunderland : 30/11/2015 19:38:00
Strange But True - Leicester (a)
Man Utd : 30/11/2015 19:02:01
Praise For Bridcutt From Leeds Manager
Sunderland : 30/11/2015 18:57:01
Ivanovic Says Costa Will Be Back
Chelsea : 30/11/2015 18:47:01
More Hammers Injury Woe
West Ham : 30/11/2015 18:33:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Southampton
Suggested By:  
Butland 1%
Johnson 0%
Wollscheid 9%
Shawcross 0%
Pieters 9%
Adam 0%
Whelan 0%
Shaqiri 18%
Bojan 18%
Arnautovic 45%
Walters 0%
Afellay 0%
Cameron 0%
Diouf 0%