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Stoke   3 - 1   York

Matthew Etherington
Etherington free kick found the net from the edge of the area on the hour

Premier League side Stoke had to come from behind against non-league York to reach fourth round of the FA Cup.

York took the lead when Neil Barrett headed Alex Lawless's free-kick in.

But, within two minutes, Danny Parslow then deflected Rory Delap's throw into his own net, and then Stoke scored again inside 60 seconds.

Ricardo Fuller headed in the second from close range after another Delap throw and Matthew Etherington made sure with a curling free-kick on 58 minutes.

The opening exchanges of the tie, which was delayed for 30 minutes after the York team bus became stuck in traffic on the M62, were relatively even despite the supposed gulf in class.

Michael Rankin had York's first chance but shot well wide of Sorensen's goal and soon after Parslow's attempted clearance hit Fuller on the back and looped over the defender but into the side-netting of Michael Ingham's goal.

606: DEBATE

But the game sprung into life midway through the first period with an incredible three goals in the space of four minutes.

And it was the Blue Square Premier League visitors who shocked their hosts with a goal from midfielder Barrett after 22 minutes.

Fellow midfielder Lawless whipped in a free-kick from the left flank and Barrett glanced a near-post header across Sorensen's goal and into the far corner of the net.

But a few moments later York's 4,000 travelling supporters were left feeling deflated when Parslow turned Delap's powerful long throw-in into his own net.

Neil Barrett (right)
Neil Barrett celebrates his first-half opener after giving York the lead

Shortly after, Stoke went ahead after a Delap throw-in again caused mayhem in the York defence and Fuller was on hand at the back post to head down and in from three yards out after Leon Cort teed him up.

And just before the break panic ensued again after another Delap throw, with Levi Mackin almost sending the ball past Ingham for a second own goal, but the Minstermen survived.

Sorensen was replaced at half-time by Steve Simonsen who was called into action early in the half by the lively Richard Brodie whose turn and shot was comfortably held by the Stoke keeper.

Minutes later Ingham was also called into action superbly tipping defender Robert Huth's shot behind for another Stoke corner.

But just before the hour, Stoke put the tie to bed when winger Etherington found the top corner of the net with a free-kick from the edge of area after James Meredith had fouled Fuller.


Stoke boss Tony Pulis:
"We didn't think they would get here in time.

"We are so set in our pre-match routines that it does set you back.

"That was probably a factor in us only springing to life after their goal. But the way York battled was a credit to them."

York manager Martin Foyle told BBC Radio York:
"People said we should have come down overnight but we set off at 10.15, which was ample time to get here.

"It was one of those days when everything happened against us. We arrived at three o'clock but we are not using that as an excuse.

"Stoke were great about it and the referee was fantastic and organised.

"We played a game of football and I'm not looking at that as an excuse.

"The players had half an hour to warm up. Yes, it's a little bit of a panic, but look on the bright side - they didn't have time to think about it, go out, look at the pitch and start worrying about Stoke City.

"I think Tony Pulis would say we were organised and hard to beat. And, although we defended them very well in training, on the day the trajectory of Rory Delap's throws are frightening, It's a missile that could keep Stoke in the Premiership again."

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stoke 3-1 York FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Parslow (og) 24
  • Fuller 25
  • Etherington 58
  • Barrett 22

Stoke

Substitutes

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 03 Meredith yellow card (Gall 64)
  • 05 McGurk (Ferrell 88 yellow card)
  • 06 Parslow (Purkiss 64)
  • 23 Carruthers
  • 26 Luke Graham yellow card
  • 12 Lawless
  • 14 Barrett
  • 17 Mackin yellow card
  • 15 Rankine
  • 16 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 13 Mimms,
  • 02 Purkiss,
  • 21 Sangare,
  • 08 Ferrell,
  • 09 Gash,
  • 10 Pacquette,
  • 27 Gall
Ref: JonesAtt: 15,586
STOKE
YORK

Possession

  • Stoke 56%
  • York 44%

Attempts on target

  • Stoke 5
  • York 2

Attempts off target

  • Stoke 3
  • York 4

Corners

  • Stoke 11
  • York 3

Fouls

  • Stoke 13
  • York 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:31 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+4:12 Richard Brodie is caught offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:22 Andy Ferrell takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:22 Booking Robert Huth booked.
  • 90:00+1:13 Robert Huth challenges Kevin Gall unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 90:00+0:28 Unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Carruthers.
  • 89:50 Booking The referee shows Andy Ferrell a yellow card.
  • 89:02 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 88:45 Mamady Sidibe takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save.
  • 87:39 Free kick taken by Chris Carruthers.
  • 87:39 Substitution Andy Ferrell replaces David McGurk.
  • 87:39 Robert Huth challenges Michael Rankine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 85:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Gall on Robert Huth. Direct free kick taken by Leon Cort.
  • 84:22 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.
  • 83:43 Corner from the left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence, David McGurk makes a clearance.
  • 83:13 Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 81:41 Effort from the edge of the area by Tuncay Sanli goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 81:02 Unfair challenge on Mamady Sidibe by Chris Carruthers results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Huth.
  • 79:53 Substitution Mamady Sidibe is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Fuller.
  • 78:41 Chris Carruthers takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dean Whitehead.
  • 77:32 Levi Mackin takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 77:03 Unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Neil Barrett takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:21 Kevin Gall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 72:36 Chris Carruthers takes the direct free kick.
  • 72:36 Substitution Tuncay Sanli joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Beattie.
  • 72:36 Booking Levi Mackin receives a caution.
  • 72:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Cort on Michael Rankine.
  • 67:40 Foul by Rory Delap on Neil Barrett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Levi Mackin.
  • 66:21 Rory Delap fouled by Michael Rankine, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 65:12 Matthew Etherington is caught offside. Ben Purkiss takes the indirect free kick.
  • 63:14 Substitution Ben Purkiss comes on in place of Daniel Parslow.
  • 63:14 Substitution James Meredith goes off and Kevin Gall comes on.
  • 61:14 Luke Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Beattie. Shot comes in from Matthew Etherington from the free kick, comfortable save by Michael Ingham.
  • 57:20 GOAL - Matthew EtheringtonStoke 3 - 1 York Matthew Etherington finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Stoke 3-1 York.
  • 56:42 Booking James Meredith goes into the referee's book.
  • 56:21 James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Fuller.
  • 55:04 Neil Barrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Fuller. Direct free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
  • 53:38 Michael Rankine has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 52:58 Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington, Michael Rankine manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:23 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.
  • 48:56 Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 46:24 Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Leon Cort misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Steve Simonsen coming on for Thomas Sorensen.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:36 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+1:33 Rory Delap concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Rankine. Alex Lawless takes the free kick.
  • 44:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Meredith on Ricardo Fuller. Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.
  • 43:28 Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 40:24 Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brodie. Free kick crossed by Neil Barrett, save made by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 35:44 Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Etherington from left wing, clearance by Michael Rankine. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Michael Ingham makes a save.
  • 35:44 Booking Luke Graham is booked.
  • 35:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Graham on Ricardo Fuller.
  • 31:30 Foul by Danny Higginbotham on Richard Brodie, free kick awarded. Chris Carruthers delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, comfortable save by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 29:53 Levi Mackin takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:53 Booking Rory Delap is booked.
  • 29:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Rory Delap.
  • 29:08 Foul by Michael Rankine on Danny Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Thomas Sorensen takes the free kick.
  • 27:50 Unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Leon Cort results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Barrett.
  • 24:32 Leon Cort provided the assist for the goal.
  • 24:32 GOAL - Ricardo FullerStoke 2 - 1 York Ricardo Fuller finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stoke 2-1 York.
  • 23:33 GOAL - Daniel ParslowStoke 1 - 1 York An own goal is scored by Daniel Parslow. Stoke 1-1 York.
  • Correction - 21:40 Assist on the goal came from Alex Lawless.
  • 21:40 Assist by Levi Mackin.
  • 21:40 GOAL - Neil BarrettStoke 0 - 1 York Neil Barrett grabs a headed goal from close in. Stoke 0-1 York.
  • Correction - 20:58 Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Carruthers. Alex Lawless crosses the ball,
  • 20:58 Robert Huth challenges Chris Carruthers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Levi Mackin delivers the ball,
  • 18:27 Neil Barrett challenges Dean Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by David McGurk on Ricardo Fuller. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Meredith makes a clearance.
  • 11:02 Corner taken by Neil Barrett from the left by-line played to the near post, Rory Delap makes a clearance.
  • 10:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Carruthers from the right by-line, clearance made by Liam Lawrence.
  • 7:44 Leon Cort concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Rankine. Free kick taken by Chris Carruthers.
  • 6:15 Michael Rankine has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the net.
  • 5:37 Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, James Meredith makes a clearance.
  • 4:57 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington, Daniel Parslow manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:13 Ricardo Fuller has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 0:08 Handball by Richard Brodie. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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