Sorensen the hero for Stoke
Stoke 0 Spurs 0
Published 21/09/2011 | 05:00
Stoke booked their place in the fourth round with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Spurs at the Britannia Stadium last night.
The Potters triumphed 7-6 in the shoot-out thanks to Thomas Sorensen's save from Spurs debutant Massimo Luongo.
The game had finished goalless after extra-time, with Sorensen palming a powerful strike by Roman Pavlyuchenko over the bar in the 53rd minute and Stoke's Irish international substitute Jon Walters failing to convert a one-on-one chance in the additional half-hour.
The hosts went close early on, Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes spilling Huth's drilled effort but then reacting well to save the follow-up effort from former team-mate Peter Crouch -- who later converted his penalty.
Matthew Etherington fired over in the final moments, before Sorensen proved Stoke's hero in the shoot-out.