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Stoke City 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Injury-time double seals dramatic Potters comeback

Sam Vokes
Sam Vokes' winner came seven minutes into stoppage time

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk said his side "got what we deserved" after conceding twice in injury time to lose at Stoke.

The Potters first went in front when James McClean struck from close range.

Wednesday then turned the game on its head after the break with Morgan Fox and Tom Lees both scoring from corners.

But Tyrese Campbell levelled the match before Sam Vokes scrambled home the winner in the 97th minute to lift Stoke out of the Championship drop zone.

"We were not at the races at all," said Monk. "Very frustrating to have the lead and come off with defeat.

"We are bitterly disappointed, competed better in the last 30 minutes, but not good enough today.

"There was always going to be a fight from them and we did not match that for the first 60 minutes."

An incredible finish saw four goals in 30 minutes, but there was little hint of the excitement to come as Stoke looked to hang on to their first-half lead for a sixth league win of the season.

The Potters had controlled possession in the early stages and capitalised when Owls defender Dominic Iorfa gave the ball away, allowing Joe Allen to hit a volley towards goal, which found McClean, who tapped the ball home from almost on the line.

McClean then tried to turn provider, sending in two good crosses from the left, but Lee Gregory headed wide both times.

Wednesday sprung to life just before the half-time whistle when Adam Reach hit the post after being set up by Kadeem Harris.

Monk's side had struggled to deal with the creativity of their hosts but grew in confidence in the second half and Fox flicked in Barry Bannan's corner at the near post to make it 1-1 after 67 minutes.

Seven minutes later, another corner saw Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland save a header from Sam Winnall, only for Lees to nod home the rebound.

But three minutes into stoppage time, an acrobatic volley from substitute Campbell beat Butland's opposite number Cameron Dawson.

And just as it looked as though the points would be shared, Vokes poked the ball in on the line to lift Stoke off the bottom and up to 21st place in the table with their first win against Sheffield Wednesday in eight attempts.

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill:

"I thought we were the better team throughout the game. We were very good in the first half, deserved to be ahead, and probably should have been more than one ahead.

"(Then) we lose two goals, the first one is a bit of a freak goal the way it goes in. The second one, obviously it is a great ball in, difficult for us to defend.

"But I felt it was very very harsh on us. We have to fight our way back into the game but that is the character that is needed. That is the character hopefully that can help us move up away from the position we are in."

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 14Smith
  • 17Shawcross
  • 6Batth
  • 3WardSubstituted forVokesat 78'minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 24Cousins
  • 22Clucas
  • 7Ince
  • 19GregorySubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 5Lindsay
  • 8Etebo
  • 9Vokes
  • 16Davies
  • 26Campbell
  • 37Collins
  • 38Woods

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 27Iorfa
  • 15Lees
  • 3Fox
  • 20Reach
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forHutchinsonat 57'minutes
  • 10BannanBooked at 76mins
  • 7K HarrisBooked at 45mins
  • 6RhodesSubstituted forWinnallat 59'minutes
  • 17NuhiuSubstituted forMurphyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lee
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 11Winnall
  • 13Börner
  • 14Murphy
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 28Wildsmith
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
25,359

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.

Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Cousins (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Cousins (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Shawcross with a headed pass.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Kadeem Harris.

Foul by Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tommy Smith (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Sam Vokes replaces Stephen Ward.

Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tom Ince (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Tyrese Campbell replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. Stephen Ward (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lee Gregory (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom24149147252251
2Leeds24146437162148
3Brentford24124837191840
4Sheff Wed24116736231339
5Fulham24116738281039
6Preston2411673628839
7Nottm Forest2310763023737
8Swansea2410773130137
9Blackburn2410683129236
10Bristol City249873636035
11Cardiff2481063533234
12Millwall2481063031-134
13Hull249693733433
14QPR2495103745-832
15Reading2385102927229
16Birmingham2485112535-1029
17Charlton2477103334-128
18Derby246992232-1027
19Middlesbrough246992232-1027
20Huddersfield2467112636-1025
21Stoke2463152839-1121
22Luton2463153150-1921
23Barnsley2448123247-1520
24Wigan2448122136-1520
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