Stoke squander chances
Over 23,000 saw the Potters repeat their performance against Ipswich in midweek and failed to capitalise on a first half goal from Ricardo Fuller, allowing Southend to equalise with only five minutes remaining.
Stoke City: Simonsen, Hoefkens, Fortune, Higginbotham, Griffin (Wilkinson 46), Lawrence, Russell, Diao, Hendrie, Sidibe, Fuller.
Subs not used: Hoult, Eustace, Pericard, Martin.
Booked: Hendrie, Diao, Griffin, Russell.
Goals: Fuller 31.
Southend: Flahavan, Francis, Clarke, Sodje, Hammell (Foran 21), Campbell-Ryce, Hunt, Maher, Gower, Eastwood, Bradbury (Harrold 80).
Subs Not Used: Welch, Hooper, Moussa.Booked: Clarke, Francis, Hunt.
Goals: Eastwood 86.
Lee Hendrie, after a lacklustre first half and his first start since his first loan period ended in the New Year, improved significantly in the second half and was unlikely not to get his name on the score sheet.