Stoke City: Fans' views
IT just wasn't our day. More specifically, it wasn't Jon Walters' day.
The final score flattered Chelsea somewhat, especially given our decent first-half display.
The visitors' first goal came at a disastrous time because I felt if we'd held on to 0-0 until the half-time interval, we'd definitely have got something out of the game.
Not even the most pessimistic of Potters fans could have predicted what unfolded in the second half.
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The game hinged on the penalty that was – and almost instantly wasn't – awarded in our favour.
It was the correct decision as it happened, but it seemed to knock the stuffing out of players and fans alike.
Within minutes, Chelsea had another goal courtesy of the unfortunate Walters.
Soon, it became three from the penalty spot and the match was all but over.
JAMES KING, Trentham
ON paper this result looks like a right stuffing, but take away a couple of missed chances, two own goals, and a missed penalty, and things could have been a lot closer.
Not a good day at all, but not as bad for us as Jonathan Walters who, as the two own goals and missed penalty man, must be feeling pretty down right now.
DAVE HARRISON, Eaton Park
WHENEVER we play the top teams at home, I just ask that we give them a game. This is the first time in five years that hasn't happened, so I can't complain.
I blame my dad Terry. When I picked him up he was all excited and said 'I've had a dream that Jon Walters is going to score the first goal'.
We also put a bet on for Walters to score the last goal in the game. When he sent that last-minute penalty into the Boothen End, I turned to dad and said 'come on, let's go'.
CRIS WOOD, Halmerend
I WALKED away from the Brit wondering how on earth things had gone so wrong as to lose a game which we had looked up for and played well.
The afternoon was the Jonathan Walters horror show, with his two own goals and his missed penalty and I just hope he puts this one behind him.
I hope he heard the chants of "Super Jonny Walters" as he left the pitch at the end of the match.
A game that we will want to forget, but we are Stoke so we get up, dust ourselves down and carry on!
SUE BRYAN, Meir Park