One Nil To The Arsenal : The Stoke Player Ratings
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One Goal Two injuries and Three Points. Not a vintage performance performance by any means but definitely as a classic one as we showed mettle to bag a vital win. Here are the player ratings.
He’s got to be the most untested goal keeper in the premier league. Another uneventful game.
Ran the rule on the right wing and was barely tested, took a knock for his troubles in the second half.
Strong, committed and disciplined at the back. Handled the threat of Carew with ease
Squillaci – 7.5
Another win for the combo of Squillaci & JD as tonight makes it 5 wins when the duo have started. Scored his first goal for the club which proved the winner
Clichy – 7
Gave Pennant a run for the money as he had more time to attack than defend. Very assured performance.
Wilshere – 7.5
Started the game brightly and did well to boss the midfield when Fab went off with a hamstring. He’s growing in strength with each game.
Song – 7
Defended a lot more than usual especially after Fab went off, won a lot of tackles and was rarely caught in possession.
Fabregas – N/A
Hard to rate someone that lasted a little above 10 minutes. We all wish him speedy recovery ahead of the Wembley showdown.
Walcott – 6
Bright start, causing all sorts of problems but faded as the game went on. Spurned a good chance in the second half.
Nasri – 7.5
He wasn’t his spectacular best but he was solid enough. Dropped deep after Fab went off and dovetailed with Wilshere to dictate the tempo of the game.
Nikky B – 6.5
Got an assist. That was as eventful as his night got. He should have worked harder and stayed in the opposition box more than often. Still a good showing.
Arshavin – 7
Added some creative spark after coming on. worked hard throughout the game as well.
Denilson – 6
Added an extra body in the middle of the park and thank God he didn’t give away the ball although he gave away a needless foul.
Chammy – 5
Not enough time to make an impact.
So there you have it, three vital points which came at some cost with the ankle sprain to Theo who’s expected to now miss the Carling Cup final and the hamstring to Fabregas who would be assessed tomorrow. The return of Ramsey all the more important now.
From wherever you’re reading, have a great night.
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