STOKE DISAPPOINTED WITH SPURS DRAW
Posted on March 26, 2012 in Stoke
Stoke City lost a chance to get famous away win in North London after they let in an equaliser from Tottenham in the dying minutes of the match.
Stoke City made the trip to White Hart Lane for the match against Tottenham on Wednesday night, and it was a match that provided Stoke City with the opportunity to take all three points given that Tottenham were coming into the match on a poor run of form.
As expected, it was a very sluggish start from the team in third in the table. They created only one worthy opportunity in the first half through Luka Modric, as Stoke City’s defence played really well.
Stoke City then took the lead through Cameron Jerome in the 75th minute, which finally looked like bringing an end to any relegation trouble they may have come the end of the season. Stoke City are currently in the 11th position in the table with 37 points on the board. They are fast approaching the 40 point mark, which will guarantee their safety for the next Premier league season.
After Stoke City took the lead through Cameron Jerome, Tottenham were woken into life. They created a number of chances in the dying minutes of the game, but the Stoke City defence held firm throughout, right up until the 90th minute.
The 90th minute equaliser from Rafael van der Vaart was crucial for Tottenham, as it brought the run of three consecutive defeats to an end.
Tottenham given face Chelsea during the weekend, with 3/1 being the best football odds available. Stoke City, meanwhile, will be facing second placed Manchester City at home. Manchester City come on the back of a 2-1 morale boosting win over Chelsea.