Stoke 1-0 Hajduk Split
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Stoke 1 - 0 Hajduk Split
Jonathan Walters scored the only goal in the first leg of Stoke's Europa League third-round qualifying tie against Hajduk Spilt.
The Republic of Ireland international nodded in from Matthew Etherington's cross after three minutes as the Potters made an impressive start.
Kenwyne Jones had a goal disallowed before Dean Whitehead and Robert Huth came close, but a dominant Stoke could not extend their lead.
The second leg takes place on 4 August.
Hajduk's visit was only Stoke's third home European game and the result far from guarantees Tony Pulis's side's progress to the play-off round.
After Walters' opener, Jones appeared to have added to the advantage a couple of minutes later, only to have the referee rule he had infringed in outmuscling the Hadjuk defence at the back post.
Centre-back Huth's decision to lurk in the penalty area after coming forward for a set-piece almost paid off, but his well-struck shot was deflected over the bar.
The German then headed wide from Etherington's corner after the break and Hadjuk goalkeeper Danijel Subasic had to be alert to palm away a cross from the on-rushing Walters as the hosts continued to press.
Former Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate remained on the bench as Pulis instead brought on centre-half Ryan Shotton as the hosts' frustrations increased in the closing stages.
And Stoke were forced to settle for a slender lead once Whitehead's drilled effort was well blocked in their last clear opening of the match.
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Thursday, 28 July 2011
Europa Lge qualifying
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||Time|
- 01 Begovic
- 04 Huth yellow card
- 17 Shawcross
- 28 Wilkinson
- 06 Whelan
- 07 Pennant (Whitehead 75)
- 12 Wilson
- 24 Delap
- 26 Etherington (Shotton 88)
- 09 Jones
- 19 Walters
- 01 Subasic
- 07 Vejic
- 19 Inoha
- 22 Maloca
- 28 Ruben Lima
- 11 Andric
- 14 Tomasov (Sharbini 85)
- 18 Oremus
- 21 Mario Brkljaca
- 99 Anas Sharbini (Ljubicic 90+2)
- 13 Vukusic (Vukovic 63)
- 12 Kalinic,
- 17 Kukoc,
- 33 Dens,
- 08 Ljubicic,
- 09 Sharbini,
- 20 Vukovic,
- 91 Saric
- Stoke 45%
- Hajduk Split 55%
Attempts on target
- Stoke 5
- Hajduk Split 1
Attempts off target
- Stoke 6
- Hajduk Split 3
- Stoke 4
- Hajduk Split 1
- Stoke 12
- Hajduk Split 12
- Final Result
- Full Time
- 90:00+3:28 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
- 90:00+2:01 Effort from inside the area by Robert Huth misses to the left of the target.
- 90:00+1:12 Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Mario Brkljaca results in a free kick. Dean Whitehead restarts play with the free kick.
- 90:00+1:12 Substitution Kreso Ljubicic is brought on as a substitute for Anas Sharbini.
- 90:00+0:13 Srdjan Andric fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Danijel Subasic takes the indirect free kick.
- 89:32 Foul by Srdjan Andric on Kenwyne Jones, free kick awarded. Marc Wilson takes the direct free kick.
- 88:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Danijel Subasic takes the free kick.
- 87:42 Substitution Matthew Etherington leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Shotton.
- 85:49 Alexandre Ruben Lima fouled by Dean Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick. Alexandre Ruben Lima takes the direct free kick.
- 84:13 Substitution Ahmad Sharbini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marin Tomasov.
- 82:33 Mirko Oremus takes the direct free kick.
- 82:33 Booking The referee shows Robert Huth a yellow card.
- 82:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Vukovic by Robert Huth.
- 81:43 Srdjan Andric concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.
- 80:28 Foul by Andy Wilkinson on Anas Sharbini, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Marin Tomasov from left channel, free kick awarded for a foul by Hrvoje Vejic on Robert Huth. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
- 78:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Brkljaca on Glenn Whelan. Marc Wilson takes the free kick.
- 76:45 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Mario Maloca takes the indirect free kick.
- 74:24 Substitution Dean Whitehead replaces Jermaine Pennant.
- 72:13 Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Hrvoje Vejic results in a free kick. Matthew Etherington crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Danijel Subasic.
- 71:30 Anas Sharbini has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.
- 70:16 Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
- 69:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mirko Oremus on Jonathan Walters. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, Hrvoje Vejic makes a clearance.
- 68:36 Foul by Jermaine Pennant on Marin Tomasov, free kick awarded. Anas Sharbini crosses the ball in from the free kick, Asmir Begovic makes a save.
- 66:20 Kenwyne Jones is penalised for a handball. Danijel Subasic restarts play with the free kick.
- 64:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anas Sharbini by Jermaine Pennant. Srdjan Andric takes the free kick.
- 63:44 Right-footed shot by Anas Sharbini went wide of the left-hand post.
- 62:50 Substitution Ivan Vukovic on for Ante Vukusic.
- 60:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Wilson on Marin Tomasov. Free kick taken by Mario Brkljaca.
- 59:53 Shot from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Walters goes wide right of the goal.
- 59:28 Marin Tomasov takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
- 57:38 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ante Vukusic. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
- 55:45 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, clearance by Alexandre Ruben Lima.
- 54:02 Jermaine Pennant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexandre Ruben Lima. Mario Brkljaca takes the free kick.
- 53:31 Robert Huth produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
- 52:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by Mirko Oremus. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Alexandre Ruben Lima makes a clearance.
- 47:28 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Header by Robert Huth from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
- 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
- Half Time
- 45:00+1:26 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
- 44:28 Kenwyne Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Danijel Subasic. Danijel Subasic takes the indirect free kick.
- 42:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Hrvoje Vejic. Danijel Subasic takes the free kick.
- 36:45 Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save by Danijel Subasic.
- 33:21 Kenwyne Jones fouled by Hrvoje Vejic, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Matthew Etherington, Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Save by Danijel Subasic.
- 32:55 Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Hrvoje Vejic.
- 32:36 The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Walters. Danijel Subasic restarts play with the free kick.
- 31:24 Robert Huth takes a shot. Mario Maloca gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line played to the near post, Srdjan Andric makes a clearance.
- 30:22 Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Hrvoje Vejic.
- 27:11 Anas Sharbini takes a inswinging corner.
- 25:52 Srdjan Andric fouled by Jermaine Pennant, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Srdjan Andric.
- 20:44 Long range shot by Ante Vukusic goes wide right of the net.
- 18:02 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Hrvoje Vejic takes the indirect free kick.
- 16:46 Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Mario Maloca results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Wilkinson.
- 16:17 Kenwyne Jones has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
- 15:03 Srdjan Andric challenges Jermaine Pennant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
- 14:22 Rory Delap challenges Srdjan Andric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marin Tomasov.
- 9:26 Jermaine Pennant fouled by Masahiko Inoha, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.
- 6:53 The official flags Kenwyne Jones offside. Danijel Subasic takes the indirect free kick.
- 2:04 Matthew Etherington provided the assist for the goal.
- 2:04 GOAL - Jonathan Walters:Stoke 1 - 0 Hajduk Split Jonathan Walters scores a headed goal from just inside the edge of the penalty box. Stoke 1-0 Hajduk Split.
- 0:00 The match gets underway.
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