Stoke 2-1 Wolves – Connor’s A Gonner As Wolves Lose At The Britannia (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

8th, April 2012


By Alan Duffy

Stoke City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Premier League – 7th April 2012

Wolves’ look to be headed for the Championship after another disappointing defeat, this time coming at the Britannia Stadium. To be fair, playing Stoke away is never an easy fixture no matter who you are, but Terry Connor’s side desperately needed the points as their dream of a great escape continues to fade.

With Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan all losing earlier in the day, Wolves had a great opportunity to close the gap on the other relegation-threatened sides, and after just 26 minutes things got even better for visitors, when Stoke ‘keeper Asmir Begovic misjudged a Michael Kightly ball into the box and let it sail into the net.

However, just 11 minutes later, the Potters were level, courtesy of a Robert Huth strike after a clever knock-down from Ryan Shawcross.

Both Kightly and Matt Jarvis impressed down the flanks for Wolves but they just couldn’t make the breakthrough in a game which, rather predictably, lacked quality.

Eventually the in-form Peter Crouch made it 2-1 to Stoke (on the hour mark), courtesy of a superb looping header, a goal which condemned Wolves to yet another defeat.

While Stoke stay in mid-table, Wolves are now six points adrift of safety, with just six games left to play.



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  1. dc says:

    when i glanced at the title it looked like “connor’s a gooner” and i thought for a split second that Arsenal had finally found Wenger’s replacement…

  2. Jarren says:

    Well if isn’t going to cover the rather large games that were played yesterday, I will compile my own synopsis of both (with apologies to Stoke & Wolves fans for invading their space)…

    Manchester United were lucky to beat QPR, after being awarded a first half penalty in which Ashley Young was deemed to have been obstructed in the box by Shaun Derry. The replays showed that contact was minimal, although on first impressions it was understandable that the referee gave the decision. Further replays showed that Young was quite a distance offside in the first instance, which brought the linesman into question. Win some, lose some…

    Things got worse for QPR almost instantaneously. Derry was the last defender between Young & goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, so he was removed from the field of play with a straight red card with little over 15 minutes of play on the clock.

    Not that the sending off made much of a difference to QPR’s tactics, as they continued after the dismissal in the same vein as they had before; that of a 9-1-1 formation. It made for a stream of relentless onslaught by United, and at one time the official possession was 81% United to 19% Rangers.

    If truth be told, for all United’s possession it was a rather dire match with few real chances. United’s seal on the game came in the 68th minute with a vintage piledriver from Paul Scholes, that finally sealed the 3 points over a QPR side that had obviously came to Old Trafford with the intention of not leaking too many goals given the tightness of the bottom 5.

    In other news, well over to you Pies. It was a tasty game at the Emirates…

  3. Jarren says:

    If the mods could delete my last post I’d be grateful.

    Let’s just say I had a bit too much to drink last night and decided to waffle.

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