Originally Posted by Arkle
Did they actually create a chance from open play at all?
Some stats for you to mull over:
Shots on target - Stoke 9 Sunderland 7
Shots off target - Stoke 9 Sunderland 4
Fouls committed - Stoke 7 Sunderland 15
Yellow Cards - Stoke 1 Sunderland 3
Corners won - Stoke 12 Sunderland 4
Possession - Stoke 55% Sunderland 45%
Goals - Stoke 3 Sunderland 2
You had less chances (both on & off target), committed more than double the amount of fouls we did, had more yellow cards, won less corners and even allowed us more possession (rare that Stoke get more than 49%). The only thing you could of done to make life easier for us would to be take Jones & Collins back with you on the long trip home.