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Stunning 5-2 win for Stoke City vs Terriers

Have Stoke turned the corner, or are we all going round the bend??! In a bananas 2nd half Stoke went from 1-0 up to 1-2 down to 5-2 winners! Just as I predicted. Not. No one saw this coming. Here’s how it did come, unfolded in real time:
Michael O’Neill rings in the changes, half the team! Injuries at the back (Shawcross out), but Tyrese, Vokes & Powell leading the front line.
5.55 Chalobah flies over Indi, & expects (& gets) a free kick. He could have broke his neck.
10.10 Chalobah plays ball straight into touch. Maybe brain damage then?
11.55 Tyrese pushes Jaden Brown off the ball just a bit like a bully!
14.44 1-0 ! Just as Stoke’s attack was fizzling out, Martins Indi’s deflected cross balloons to Powell who crosses from the left for Vokes to poke home. Unexpected.
17.09 Huddersfield’s Bacuna is shoved off the ball in front of goal, & gets nowt. Shame.
36.20 Huddersfield get a corner, & a corner symbol appears on the big screen which looks like a gallows! Who will hang if the Terriers mess up this chance? Uh!!
45+1 Tyrese loops a shot off the bar, & McClean clips rebound wide! Should be 2-0. Could be costly.
HT Huddersfield 0 Underdogs 1
46.35 Huddersfield break & have their first real shot on target, earning a corner off a stunned Butland.
47.03 1-1 ! As Mounie scores a header straight from the corner.
49.15 1-2! Lindsay concedes a free kick on left, and Batth deflects it into the goal. Appalling. Home fans now have a reply to Stoke fans (“How **** must you be, we’re winning away!”) with (“…We’re winning at home!”).
55.45 Tyrese does it again! Shoves a player over
56.44 2-2 !! Tyrese breaks away & crosses from the right, and this time Powell slots home. I said they’d be goals. Didn’t I?
65.13 3-2!!! Tyrese takes advantage of Butland-like keeping by Grabara who fists McClean’s free kick on the edge of the area, leaving Campbell to lob everyone & into the empty net. Style!
69.30 4-2!!! Hoofed clear, headed on by Vokes, & Tyrese Campbell slides it past Grabara!!!
74.30 Vokes & McClean have decent chances to make it 5! Not something I expected to be saying!
75.55 Warning over the tannoy about offensive behaviour from fans. Swear words or racism? (“2-1 & you ****ed it up!”) Or maybe the MoN drinking song?! Turns out it’s sectarian stuff against McClean. About time!
80.35 Great free kick saved by Butland – Town fans thought he’d scored. Town players have a dive during the subsequent corner.
84.45 Gregory on for Powell. That’s a lotta strikers on!
89.35 5-2!!! McClean slips the ball in to Gregory to score across the keeper. Blimey! Happy New Year!
90+4 No need for frivolous late subs. Stoke have turned the corner!
Huddersfield 2 Stoke 5! Can hardly believe it! Can you?

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