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Barclays Premier League

Britannia Stadium (ATT 26,711) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Stoke City Stoke City vs Arsenal Arsenal

Stoke City 1

J Walters (pen 76)

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Stoke City

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Begovic

Hardly a busy afternoon, but made everything look easy.

7 7.3 7
5
Cameron

One excellent cross but several others were wasteful and he shot wide when well placed.

7 6.3 6
5
Shawcross

Excellent pass in the build-up to Whelan's first-half shot and kept Giroud at bay.

7 7.2 7
5
Wilson

Stood firm alongside Shawcross as Arsenal tried to recover.

6 6.3 7
5
Pieters

Had more touches than any other Stoke player and performed well, until Oxlade-Chamberlain came on.

6 6.3 7
5
Whelan

Tested Szczesny from range and got stuck in in midfield. Made crucial blocks too.

2 6.5 8
5
Adam Off '73

Blotted his copybook with an ugly challenge on Giroud.

2 5.3 6
5
N'Zonzi

Used his height advantage to good effect in midfield, winning seven aerial duels.

2 6.5 7
5
Walters

Composed penalty after winning spot-kick himself. Worked tirelessly down right.

2 7.0 8
5
Arnautovic Off '88

Has added a creative spark to Stoke's play and was loudly applauded when subbed off.

2 6.5 7
5
Crouch

Didn't score against Arsenal this time, but proved a handful all afternoon.

1 6.2 7
5
Etherington On '88

Only had a few minutes on the pitch.

1 5.7 6
5
Ireland On '73

Only two touches after replacing Adam.

1 5.8 6
5
Averages
4 6.4 7

Arsenal

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Szczesny

Smart save to deny Whelan and foiled Crouch too. Sent the wrong way from spot.

7 6.0 7
5
Sagna

Needed to get forward more but found Arnautovic a tough opponent.

7 5.0 6
5
Mertesacker

Stood firm with Koscielny against physical threat of Crouch, until the penalty.

7 5.6 7
5
Koscielny

Looked Arsenal's best player on the day until he made his handball mistake.

7 5.3 7
5
Gibbs

Decent showing after making quick return from injury sustained v Bayern Munich.

7 5.6 7
5
Wilshere Off '81

Nothing much to write home about and was taken off.

2 4.0 6
5
Arteta

Over 100 touches of the ball in midfield and looked solid if unspectacular.

2 5.2 7
5
Cazorla

Could have passed to team-mates on several occasions when well placed, but shot himself.

2 4.4 6
5
Rosicky Off '74

Lacked spark and creativity in attacking midfield role.

1 4.6 6
5
Podolski Off '66

Barely got a touch in the first half and no surprise when withdrawn.

2 4.2 6
5
Giroud

Kept going to ground in the second half and didn't look at the races.

2 4.4 6
5
Ozil On '66

Flashed a shot across the face of goal, but did little else.

1 4.4 6
5
Oxlade-Chamberlain On '74

Tried valiantly to make it happen for Arsenal down the right.

1 5.3 7
5
Sanogo On '81

Fluffed his lines when presented with chance to equalise.

1 4.0 5
5
Averages
4 4.9 7