Date: 22nd August 2018 at 10:22pm
Written by:
Stoke City
0 – 3
Wigan Athletic

Bet365 Stadium

Championship

22/08/2018 8:00 pm

Attendance: 23158

Referee: Brooks

Stoke City Wigan Athletic
Grigg (27, pen 57), Massey (32)
Butland Walton
Edwards James
 
Shawcross Dunkley
Williams
 
 
Kipre
Pieters Robinson
Ince 45 Evans
Fletcher 72 Morsy
Allen
 
Massey
McClean
 
Powell
 
81
Berahino 64 Jacobs 76
Afobe Grigg 65

Substitutes

Etebo 72 Byrne
Adam Vaughan
Martina Windass 76
Crouch
 
64 Bruce
Bojan 45 McManaman 81
Federici Jones
Souttar Connolly 65

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 10
0 On Target 4
4 Corners 3
16 Fouls 16
4 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
55 % 45

Stoke City went in search of all three points against Wigan Athletic at the Bet365 Stadium earlier tonight but new loanee Cuco Martina had to settle for a place on the bench following his arrival last Friday.

Manager Gary Rowett continued to search for his first competitive win since coming to the club over the summer and he continues to wait with pressure seriously beginning to build as an utterly shambolic performance failed to see Stoke even register a shot on target in the 90 minutes.

Okay we didn’t help ourselves as Everton loanee Ashley Williams saw red for two yellows, but we only had to see the last 12 minutes of the game out in terms of regulation time when it came to ten men, so that cannot be used as an excuse as a failure to test their stopper even once.

Especially as by the end of the game we still edged the lion’s share of the ball in terms of possession, we just did extremely little with it.

Well beaten and can have few complaints – the early season optimism should now be accepted for what it was our home wait for a win stretches to nine matches.

 

2 Replies to “Three Goals, Down To Ten Men, No Home Win In Nine – Things Go From Bad To Worse For Rowett”

    • EX Stoke fan? We’ve seen plenty relegated thinking they’ll walk this league, I never liked the fact we were favourites to go up. Got to change this and quickly or more and more will think Sunderland as you do – I think.

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