Stoke City: Post-match stats for Stoke's Premier League clash with Arsenal
STOKE CITY 0
Arsenal 15 (9 on target)
Stoke 6 (2 on target)
Chris Foy (Merseyside) 6
YELLOW – Arsenal: None. Stoke: Whelan (foul, 70); Wilkinson (foul, 77); Shawcross (foul, 89). RED – Arsenal: None. Stoke: None.
BEGOVIC: Produced some outstanding goalkeeping in first half, but had no chance with deflected late goal 8
SHOTTON: Tough assignment, but showed great temperament and decision-making under considerable pressure at right-back 7
WILKINSON: Recovered from a sluggish start to enjoy a great ding-dong with Walcott 7
SHAWCROSS: The kind of defensive bulwark you might expect on such occasions, and typically ignored taunts from home fans 8
HUTH: Powerful presence throughout after brushing aside that little scratch above his eye 8
WALTERS: Full of energy for the cause, despite a nasty head injury. Threatened with early shot on target 7
CAMERON: Played in a surprisingly advanced midfield role, but was inevitably drawn into defensive operation. Very unlucky on goal 7
WHELAN: Ridiculous booking after a clean tackle typical of another sensible midfield offering by the Irishman with his back to goal 7
NZONZI: Superbly composed presence on the ball, and no question marks over body language this time 7
ETHERINGTON: No real attacking threat, true, but he rarely lost his man or position defensively 7
CROUCH: No goal threat, but no real service to provide one either 7
JONES (for Crouch, 84): No chance to ruffle any feathers near Arsenal goal 6
JEROME (for Walters, 84): A couple of moments on the ball, but nowhere near enough to goal to cause trouble 6
OWEN (for Cameron, 84): Feisty and untypical little offering right at the end with he tangled with Arteta and Wilshere 6
Not used: Sorensen, Adam, Whitehead, Kightly.
Szczesny, Sagna, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Diaby (Cazorla, 67), Wilshere, Arteta, Walcott (Ramsey, 90), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Podolski, 67), Giroud. Not used: Mannone, Rosicky, Santos, Jenkinson.