Stoke City grab draw in vital 6 pointer at Sheffield Wednesday

Wednesday (0) 1 Stoke (0) 1 – 13/4/24 3pm

Stoke grabbed a point, but they really had to fight for it. Wednesday will be gutted. A valuable point for City, but it’s certainly not a draw-that-feels-like-a-win. Here’s how the game unfolded in real time: 

A monster 6 pointer. Wednesday can’t afford not to win, Stoke can’t afford to lose. So Schumacher makes SIX changes!!! Even Campbell starts. Hillsborough is packed out! 

4.11 Great save by Iversen from Ugbo in close quarters, and he has to then throw himself to the ground from the subsequent corner. 

7.45 Wednesday’s Michael Smith hits the bar after an up & over catches out Stoke. City under massive pressure. 

9.05 Sheffield score from a corner but the referee had already blown his whistle. 

15.35 As Sheffield get a corner. it’s worth noting that Stoke seem to be playing some sort of back five with Wilmot Rose & McNally. 

18.50 It’s at times like this you feel like shouting “Call for Ted Lasso!” 

20.30 Wilmot wasting time over taking a free kick. Duly noted by the referee. 

24.30 McNally almost heads past his own keeper! Nervous. 

26.55 Leris is toppled in a 50/50 ball, but the ref sees a foul and yellows Marvin Johnson. 

32.40 Baker yellowed for a tackle from behind. He tries to plead innocence!! 

35.07 Campbell breaks but gets a push in the back in the area. How is that not a penalty?!? 

39.10 As there’s a coming together involving Leris, Johnson needs some physio, so Schumacher briefs his players. It’s hammer & tongs out there. 

44.30 Goalmouth scramble from a free kick, but city fail to score. 

45+3 0-0. HT. Somehow Stoke have survived. 

45.00 Junho Bae on for Haks who’s hardly had a kick. 

46.03 Berger injured defending a set piece. Crowd furious he is taking so long to recover. 

48.55 Enda Stevens on for Burger, who looks really dazed/concussed. 

54.45 Decent shot by Campbell, but it’s deflected into the keeper’s arms. 

57.49 Bakers curling free kick just wide. Stoke fans have something to cheer. 

59.57 Wednesday head just wide from free kick!! 

60.30 Yellow for Jordan Thompson. (Foul). 

65.37 Campbell breaks but after colliding with the keeper Beadle he makes it look like he’s been shot! Twice he’s done that. Clot! 

67.57 0-1!!! Liam Palmer blasts home as Stoke fail to clear. City in real trouble. 5 at the back and they can’t defend. 

70.50 Rose yellow carded for a tackle seemingly from behind. 

73.00 Cundle & Million on for Baker & Rose. Stoke go to 4 at the back. 

75.12 1-1 !!! Cundle takes his time to guide the ball past Beadle. Incredible!! He’s only been on 2.5 minutes!! Campbell assist?!? 

76.30 Million gets a yellow. 

83.25 Lowe on for Campbell. 

Attendance is 32,041

88.07 Brilliant Stoke move but Junho’s finish deflected away…by Cundle. 

90.12 Long throw almost results in the ball being fumbled in for Sheffield. Desperate times! 

97.00 FT 1-1

Dave Lee
Dave Lee
Sports Reporter - Stoke City

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