Date: 11th August 2018 at 5:34pm
Written by:
Stoke City
1 – 1

Bet365 Stadium


11/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 24806

Referee: Davies

Stoke City Brentford
Afobe (29) Watkins (66)
Butland Bentley
Bauer Dalsgaard
Shawcross Konsa
Martins Indi 26 Mepham
Pieters Barbet
Fletcher 77 MacLeod 67
McEachran 56
Ince Canos 68
Bojan 65 Sawyers
Afobe Maupay


Williams 26 Yennaris 67
Etebo 65 Mokotjo 56
Diouf Judge
Berahino Clarke
Crouch 77 Benrahma 68
Edwards Jeanvier
Federici Daniels

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 17
3 On Target 5
2 Corners 6
15 Fouls 6
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
44 % 56

After the unexpected opening day defeat to Leeds United, with Stoke City being highly tipped for promotion at the first time of asking this year, it was all eyes to Brentford at the Bet365 Stadium today.

Benik Afobe made it two goals from two games as he found the net to open the scoring in the 29th minute, but a second half fightback from the visitors saw Ollie Watkins level the scores up in the 66th minute and that was where the scoring finished as we took a point from a 1-1 draw.

The disappointing thing in many ways was the way Brentford bossed the game as our performance wasn’t great and with the chances they fashioned on the day they will most likely be wondering how they didn’t nick all three points come the fulltime whistle.

Plenty of improvement is needed this year as it’s a stalled start to Championship life and we’ll have to be significantly better than we have been so far if we are to reach our early expectations. It is early days though and we’re only two matches in, so panic shouldn’t take over just yet.


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