Stoke 1-1 Man City – Crouch Bags A Worldy As Travel Sick Citizens Stall Again (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

25th, March 2012


By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 1-1 Manchester City – Premier League – 24th March 2012

While they’ve been unstoppable at the Etihad, away from home Man City have been dropping vital points, something they did yet again on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium.

The first half was a rather disappointing affair, with the visitors failing to click against Tony Pulis’ well-drilled side.  City did, however, create a few chances, with Edin Dzeko and Pablo Zabaleta going close. The Argentinian was also called into action in his own box, hooking clear a goal-bound effort off the goal-line.

After the break, the Citizens pushed for a goal, but it was a moment of magic from Peter Crouch which would open the scoring. Controlling a pass from Jermaine Pennant on the hour-mark, the gangly striker swivelled and volleyed home from outside the box in what must be a main contender for goal of the season.

The Citizens pushed for the equaliser, and it eventually came courtesy of Yaya Toure’s defelcted long-range effort. However, neither side could snatch a winner before the end.

While Stoke stay in 12th, Roberto Mancini’s men go level with United on points but surely their poor away form will prove too costly in the race for the title.



Photos: PA

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  1. Markell says:

    Hard to win a rugby match when you’ve bought a football team. Howard Webb was terrible, Shawcross should have been sent off last night, as he could be for nearly every game he plays. Great goal, though… I won’t point out that the ball was in the air longer than most rallies at Wimbledon on that sequence.

  2. StokeDave says:

    You’re not that blubbering idiot who was at Swansea are you?

  3. WildScotsman6 says:

    That ball never hit the floor by the way, reminded me of Rooney’s early goal.

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