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Gaffer's View: Stoke away (3-2)

Gaffer's View: Stoke away (3-2)
Stoke, who had lost their last four Premier League fixtures going into the game, took a deserved first-half lead through Robert Huth and looked home and dry when Ricardo Fuller's delightful effort made it 2-0 in the 71st minute.

But Blues, as they had at the weekend against West Ham, swiftly erased the two-goal deficit thanks to substitute Keith Fahey and Cameron Jerome to set up a tense finale.

In the end, though, it was the hosts who emerged triumphant 3-2 as Whitehead scrambled home five minutes from time to secure a vital three points much to the dismay of boss Alex McLeish.

He said: 'It would have been a great point and I thought the way we were going at the time (of the equaliser), the momentum was with us.

'We were right on top at two each, and their third goal was a dog's breakfast of a goal. It was shocking.

'We have lost some uncharacteristic goals this season. The defenders have not been poor individually - we have still defended well and we saw Scott Dann and Roger Johnson battling tonight against two big centre-forwards, a good 50-50 battle.

'But to lose the goal the way we did was soft to say the least.

'I have seen the goal about 10 times and it is difficult to say whether there was a handball.

'But Kenwyne Jones got a touch, then Fuller got a touch.

'It was probably the only time our centre-halves lost out on a ball consecutively in the whole game and then, what happened next was pretty heartbreaking for the Birmingham fans and for the team.'



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Wednesday November 10 2010
Time: 8:03AM

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In his sky interview he seems to believe our problem is only defence. Doesnt mention that we dont start playing till its too late or we have very few attempts on goal for compared to most teams.
rumnblack
10/11/2010 08:05:00
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last season bowyer,ferguson,benitez and hart were brilliant,,thats half a team,now 2 are gone and 2 have been sussed...i fear the worst
Jack Regan
10/11/2010 17:27:00
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