Hughes attacks 'ridiculous' tackle by Wilkinson after Fulham fall

Stoke City 2 Fulham 0

Outside the Boks: The Jabulani a load of hot air? Delap throws in his opinion

One tactical ploy which all these fancy continental teams do not seem to have used much is the good old British (and Irish) long throw so beloved of Stoke City. Is it something to do with the much-criticised Jabulani ball? Not according to Stoke City's Rory Delap, who said after testing it back home in Staffordshire: "I can throw this one just as far as the balls we use in the Premier League. It is a little bit slippier, but as long as I had my towels on hand to dry the ball I'd be fine with it." A shame, for many reasons, that his Ireland team were not at the tournament after they, er, handed a place to France.

Etherington earns Potters three points as Fulham look to Europe

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Alan Hudson:'Terry should be very worried about his form, as should Fabio'

Chelsea maverick, who made front pages of the tabloids himself, is not shy of an opinion – and says bad press will play on mind of England defender

Hahnemann edges Wolves towards safety

Wolverhampton 0 Stoke City 0

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March madness threatens Villa's European hope

Stoke City 0 Aston Villa 0

Nugent rallies Burnley for fight to the finish

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Terry revels in role of captain fantastic

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Cloggers' chance to prove they're more than bully-boys

Stoke manager Tony Pulis defends his team's style and says their spirit after the Shawcross incident will help them at Stamford Bridge

Shawcross defended over Ramsey leg break

Stoke City 1 Arsenal 3

We will stick to our guns despite Delap's missiles, insists Wenger

Arsenal's manager Arsène Wenger will today tell his players not to become obsessed with Rory Delap's long throws or underestimate Stoke City's other qualities at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow. Last season Wenger's team were beaten there 2-1 with two goals from Delap's huge throws and in the FA Cup this season they were overpowered and lost 3-1. At home, however, they have beaten the more fragile Potters 4-1 and 2-0, and Wenger insists his players must stick to their footballing guns while respecting Stoke's improved ability.

Delap throws a hefty spanner into City works

Manchester City 1 Stoke City 1

Fuller flavour forces City to acquire the taste for a replay

Manchester City 1 Stoke City 1
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