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Stoke blunt Blades

Sheff United
0 - 3
Stoke City

Bramall Lane

4th Dec 2007

Attendance: 23,378

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Stoke responded to the 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United at the Brit last month with an emphatic 3-0 win at Bramall Lane with goals from Richard Cresswell and Ryan Shawcross combining with an own goal from Blades' striker, James Beattie.

It took just under twenty minutes for the Potters to demolish a Blades team that have failed to live up to their billing this season as automatic promotion contenders. Cresswell put the visitors ahead on just two minutes with his seventh goal of the season. On five minutes, Leon Cort's shot deflected in off James Beattie to make it 2-0 and finally Shawcross finished the game off with just 20 minutes gone for his sixth goal of the season.

Never has victory tasted so sweet and the win lifts the Potters into the play-off zone and fifth position.

Sheff Utd: Kenny, Bardsley (Sharp 79), Kilgallon, Cahill, Naysmith (Stephen Quinn 55), Gillespie, Montgomery (Stead 23), Tonge, Armstrong, Beattie, Carney.
Subs not used: Gerrard, Lucketti

Stoke City: Simonsen, Pugh, Cort, Wilkinson (Zakuani 52), Shawcross, Eustace, Delap (Dickinson 90), Lawrence, Cresswell, Fuller, Sidibe (Parkin 88)
Subs not used: Hoult, Pericard

Apologies to all our readers for the very shortened coverage, especially as it's such a great win, but I'm currently over 5,000 miles away from the Potteries and even further from Sheffield.... let's see if we can repeat this victory with the visit of league leaders, Watford to the Brit on Sunday, when normal service should be resumed.


Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday December 5 2007
Time: 3:51AM

Comments

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We love you city we do, we love you city we do, we love you city, we do, oh city we love you!!! Get in there!! Loving this reult from you guy's, shame you couldn't have put more past them after scoring three in the first nineteen minutes. Good to read that they got booed off the pitch at the end aswell.
will it ever happen
05/12/2007 13:01:00
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good win
jamie_r
07/12/2007 22:39:00
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