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Stoke sail past Maccabi to pull clear

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.00CET
Stoke City FC 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
The hosts scored three first-half goals to equal their biggest margin of victory in UEFA competition and extend their lead atop Group E.
Stoke sail past Maccabi to pull clear
Ryan Shotton (right) celebrates with fellow goalscorer Cameron Jerome ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StokeM. Tel-Aviv

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners4
 
3
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed12
 
5
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
1

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 23.00CET

Stoke sail past Maccabi to pull clear

Stoke City FC 3-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
The hosts scored three first-half goals to equal their biggest margin of victory in UEFA competition and extend their lead atop Group E.

Stoke City FC scored three first-half goals against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC to equal their biggest margin of victory in UEFA competition and extend their advantage at the top of UEFA Europa League Group E.

Kenwyne Jones, Cameron Jerome and Ryan Shotton scored inside 32 minutes before the hosts' momentum was halted by the dismissal of Jerome just before half-time. They nevertheless remained comfortable, with Maccabi also reduced to ten men when Yoav Ziv was sent off on 55 minutes.

Buoyed by their home defeat of Beşiktaş JK last time out, Stoke attacked their opponents from the start and came close to taking an early lead through Jerome only for the forward's header to come back off the crossbar.

The Potters did not have to wait long for the opening goal as on 12 minutes Jones met Dean Whitehead's corner with a trademark downward header. Jerome then rose highest to meet Matthew Etherington's free-kick from the right and double Stoke's lead.

Jerome was involved again on 32 minutes, latching onto a headed clearance before rounding Guy Haimov and laying it off for Shotton, who tucked the ball into the bottom left-hand corner. Jones' dismissal, though, ensured Stoke did not have it all their own way. The visitors dominated possession after the break but were depleted themselves when Ziv received a straight red card.

Jones almost extended Stoke's lead on the hour but his header from Shotton's cross drifted narrowly wide of the left post. The 27-year-old came close again with eight minutes remaining, timing his run perfectly to meet Wilson Palacios's pass but shooting straight at Haimov. Maccabi will seek revenge when the two sides meet in Tel-Aviv on 3 November.

Last updated: 02/03/12 14.24CET

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Lineups

stoke

Stoke

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

29
SørensenThomas Sørensen (GK)
55
HaimovGuy Haimov (GK)
4
HuthRobert Huth
Yellow Card69
Substitution76
2
SabanKlemi Saban
9
JonesKenwyne Jones
Goal12
7
IsrailevichGuillermo Israilevich
Substitution75
12
WilsonMarc Wilson
Substitution61
10
MedunjaninHaris Medunjanin
15
DiaoSalif Diao
14
ZivYoav Ziv
Red Card55
17
ShawcrossRyan Shawcross (C)
16
AtarEliran Atar
Substitution42
18
WhiteheadDean Whitehead
17
PavićevićSavo Pavićević
Substitution64
20
UpsonMatthew Upson
18
KonatéMoussa Konaté
26
EtheringtonMatthew Etherington
Substitution79
21
YeiniSheran Yeini (C)
30
ShottonRyan Shotton
Goal32
25
DahanRafi Dahan
33
JeromeCameron Jerome
Goal24
Yellow Card33
Red Card43
44
PunčecRoberto Punčec

Substitutes

27
NashCarlo Nash (GK)
1
B. LeviBarak Levi (GK)
6
WhelanGlenn Whelan
13
DabburMunas Dabbur
19
WaltersJon Walters
Substitution76
15
MikhaDor Mikha
Substitution75
Yellow Card78
24
DelapRory Delap
19
KehatRoi Kehat
25
CrouchPeter Crouch
23
LugassiMoshe Lugassi
28
WilkinsonAndy Wilkinson
Substitution61
24
ColauttiRoberto Colautti
Substitution42
Yellow Card78
40
PalaciosWilson Palacios
Substitution79
27
VeredOmer Vered
Substitution64

Coach

Tony Pulis (WAL) Elfasi Jack (ISR)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Christos Akrivos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)

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