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Stoke City not wasting time in their 2-0 win over Wanderers

Stoke (0) 2 Wycombe 0 – 6/3/21 3pm

After an hour of frustration, 2 decent goals in 6 minutes from Stoke defenders saw off the time-wasting bottom side. Here’s how the game unfolded in real time:
A must-win game for Stoke, as in Wycombe are bottom of the league, so it’ll be embarrassing if they don’t. A draw will not impress fans, wherever they are. Gashed Batth is replaced by baby Clarke, so a more attacking approach?
4.10 Brilliant cross by Tom “Cracker” Smith is headed against the bar by Nick Powell. Smith on fire. He’s a fire cracker!
13.30 Even Clarke is having a shot, tipped wide, after Fletcher has a couple of less elegant attempts.
15-30 minutes: Keeper David Stockdale stops the game to sort out his shoelaces!!! Leather rocker manager Gareth Ainsworth has a few hours coaching his players. Subsequently, the game is a bit flat on restart.
38.15 Yellow card for Powell, for a foul not for the pass across the 6 yard box that was too fast for Brown to tap in. Not cool.
42.40 After Powell casually loses the ball, Wycombe almost get a penalty as Norrington swings his legs wildly.
HT Stoke 0 Timewasters 0
45.15 Stockdale goes walkabout with Fletcher pressing, but Stoke blow it. If ever a keeper needed exploiting, it’s him. A real joker. Hope his laces hold together for the whole second half.
50.35 Powell puts the ball in the net, but ref has penalised him for pushing the defender out of the way. Really? Unconvinced. Should be 1-0.
53.50 Clarke is booked, but it’s Brown who’s subbed for Tash Oakley-Boothe.
55.55 MISS OF THE SEASON from Joe Allen, after a cross from the left lands right at his feet in front of an OPEN GOAL! Keeper may have got a slight touch to distract him, but STILL…!!!
56.50 Gunn finally makes a save, albeit straight at him.
61.15 Excellent save by Gunn, clawing away a bouncing header. Gunn could get man of the match. Noooo!!!
62.58 1-0!!!! Norrington-Davies does a one-two with Fletch, darting into the penalty area and finishing beautifully. He’s a left back! He needs to give finishing lessons to Powell and Allen….and maybe Fletcher!
68.45 2-0 !! Souttar heading down from a corner from the left by Clarke. About bloody time, Harry! Hurry up, Harry!
76.01 Chester yellow carded for a foul when the striker clearly dives, as the replay shows. Astonishing!
85.10 Powell replaced finally by Thompson.
90+1 Clarke sets up Allen to blast straight at the keeper. Not his day.
90+3 Clarke sets up Norrington who blasts over.
FT Stoke 2 Timewasters 0

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