1-0 Hunt (pen.)
Unfortunately for Stoke, Chris Foy wasn’t refereeing this game so this was one blatant penalty decision they weren’t going to get away with. It should have been a yellow card though (and Woodgate’s second inside the first 17 minutes), so their luck with decisions continues.
Huth blasts a freekick and it takes a slight deflection off Doyle in the wall, wrong-footing Hennessey. Some people are claiming this should go down as a Doyle own goal. Those people are idiots. Others are claiming that it shouldn’t have been a freekick in the first place. Those people are also idiots. A scissor tackle from behind is a freekick all day long.
No real pressure on the cross from the wing, even though Wolves have two-on-two defensively. Crouch pulls away at the back post and when there’s no pressure on the crossing player, he has time to get his head up and see the movement, which is what Etherington does here.
He plays the ball into what I’m contractually obliged to call the corridor of uncertainty, and Crouch only has to worry about not heading the post as he scores from a yard.
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