Stoke Captain Shaw Cross rescues a point for the Porters in the 83rd minute of the game playing against ten Man Hull after losing James Chester in the 14 minute to a red card for his tackle against Glen Whelan. Nikica Jelavic gets a goal for Hull in the 42nd minute and this becomes a game holder to secure a point for them.Peter Crouch is brought on to give his Stoke side physical presence but the opponents stay sure to keep them at bay and the match ends in a draw.Hull City uses the 3-5-1-1 format against Stoke City’s 4-2-3-1. Stoke Manager:
The overriding emotion is frustration because we didn’t play particularly well. Frustration, but a bit of relief because we got something. We didn’t show enough intelligence. We need to be better than that.
It [Stoke being awarded a dubious throw-in] baffles me. It is an awful one. The throw-in was ours and blatantly ours. It is not as though it is a faint touch, their boy does not even want to turn round for a throw. You would think they get that right because it has cost us