Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by Sam Hamwich, Jan 29, 2013.
Cameron starts. The excitement builds.
I think Cameron is getting his first start of the season at CB.
Edit: Actually that's according to soccernet, who appear to have gotten several of the players wrong in this game.
Roger Espinoza is also making his starting debut for Wigan.
Pullis has chosen to go with three in the back, I had wondered if that might happen.
There is a live play by play also on this link, if someone might enjoy the match from that perspective.
Apparently both teams in a 3-5-2; Cameron one of the 3.
Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul. Walters kicks the ball into row 52.
Pulis might be countering Wigan's tendency to drop into a 3-4-3. He wanted that man advantage in midfield and reckons his boys wont be bothered in the back.
Cameron lobs it to Crouch, who somehow loses a header.
That back 3 covered by the above 3 covered by the above 3 is relatively unpenetrable for Wigan. Goal on set piece. miracle of miracles. Showcross does it!
Nonsense goal by Shawcross
Grin, you're kidding right, this type goal is part of the Stoke jago bonito . . .
The game is getting crazy, alot of back and forth!
Geoff playing well, nice and composed and even getting forward a little.
Also, Charlie Adam is really good at not looking at all like a professional athlete. He's like the Ben Roethlisberger of the EPL.
Cameron has had two stand up dispossessions in the box, where he not only wins the ball, but looks up and distributes properly. I dont know about anyone else, but I really appreciate a defender who stands up the player rather than back-peddle into nothingness. Solid defending.
Cameron's been winning all of his 1 v 1 defensive duals today.
Yeah Geoff is being Geoff today. Winning his battles, distributing well, staying calm.
Good stuff all around.
2-0, Crouch off a rebounded shot from a nice counter by Stoke.
Huth and Shawcross beaten by a one-two.
2-1 Stoke now.
2-1, really nice combination play by Wigan springs a ball through the middle
Espinosa involved in Wigan's score
Commentators saying that Brek Shea is at the game.
Golden Llama sighting.
Ugh 2-2. I think Espinoza had the cross in. He's looked good to me.
Espinoza with a nice cross for a secondary assist. Cameron not at fault..looked like Huth and Shawcross once again.
did stoke switch to a back 4?
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