Analysis of the goal conceded against Stoke City
Fancy Stoke scoring from a set piece?!
Etherington whips in a corner. There’s some commotion in the box, as Gomes feels that he is impeded in his attempts to get the ball.
In truth, Huth stands his ground, although we’ve all seen them given as fouls.
The ball finds Faye at the back post, who is marked by Kaboul. It’s tricky to tell who it comes off, but it either comes off Kaboul’s lower leg, or Faye’s toe. You would expect better from Kaboul, but he may not have had the best view, with the ball dropping steeply over Corluka’s head.
Fuller beats Huddlestone to the ball, and prods home, with Gomes nowhere.
In fairness to Chris Foy, he had an excellent view of the incident.
A disappointing one to concede, but Stoke are so well practiced at these.
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Also the referee was very lenient with his yellow cards, there were several 'professional' fouls (i.e. no attempt whatsoever to play the ball)in the second half which went unpunished. Its almost as if the weaker teams are given a little leeway so as to even the playing field.