Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sorensen the hero for Stoke

Stoke 0 Spurs 0

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.

Irish Independent

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