FA Cup third round: Stoke City 2-3 Shrewsbury

FA Cup highlights: Stoke Metropolis 2-three Shrewsbury Town

League One Shrewsbury came from two dreams accurate down to beat Championship Stoke and reach the FA Cup fourth spherical.

Tyrese Campbell’s double put Stoke in enlighten but Sam Ricketts’ aspect scored three cases in 10 second-1/2 minutes on the Bet365 Stadium.

James Bolton’s 20-yard effort, Fejiri Okenabirhie’s penalty and Josh Laurent’s 81st-minute strike executed the turnaround.

Shrewsbury host Wolves within the fourth spherical on 26 January.

“I’m extraordinarily glad with the gamers,” acknowledged Shrews boss Sam Ricketts.

“That’s seemingly the top possible comeback bewitch of my occupation. On a non-public price that is indubitably up there.”

In his second sport responsible, Stoke manager Nathan Jones initially seemed vindicated by his decision to create eight modifications to the aspect that started Saturday’s defeat at Brentford.

The Potters dominated the first 1/2 in opposition to a aspect 27 locations below them within the soccer pyramid and three aspects above the League One relegation zone.

Tom Ince’s cross allowed 19-365 days-vulnerable Campbell – making his first originate up – to turn in from end range, and he emphatically volleyed a second after Luke Waterfall failed to obvious a nook.

Shrewsbury were veritably carved birth by the hosts, who furthermore had a Peter Crouch diagram disallowed for offside.

Nonetheless, after spurning alternatives to lengthen their lead, Stoke were punished by a aspect who had no longer received in six video games in all competitions.

Bolton’s scorching effort started the fightback, which gathered creep when Sam Clucas fouled Laurent, and ended with the midfielder – working as lone striker – grabbing the winner.

‘That is difficult to buy’ – what they acknowledged

Stoke Metropolis manager Nathan Jones on BBC Radio Stoke: “I’m a little bit bit disquieted by the manner of the loss. To be in cruise protect watch over after which to head and concede within the manner we did in actual fact stunned me.

“We perceived to bustle out of gas. Just a few of them have not played soccer suits for some time and it is moderately exceptional how we misplaced that sport.

“They scored with three probabilities they had but it completely’s the defensive discipline. He must have stayed on his ft for the penalty. We must have seen that sport out comfortably.

“The closing 20 minutes has given me loyal meals for idea because that is difficult to buy.”

Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts: “I don’t like soccer cliches but it completely used to be a sport of two halves? First 1/2, we didn’t play on the tempo I needed or bag end to the Stoke gamers and we allow them to create what they desired to create.

“I made a tactical trade at 1/2-time and the gamers took to it and likewise you noticed a team develop in perception within the second 1/2.

“It used to be level-headed the tips of looking to frustrate, buy and spoil and within the second 1/2 we did it beautifully smartly. Bolton’s diagram kick-started it and gave us some perception.”

Stoke’s struggles – the stats

  • Stoke have been eradicated from the FA Cup on the third-spherical stage within the previous three campaigns – at any time when by a aspect from a decrease division.
  • Shrewsbury scored with all three of their pictures heading within the correct route.

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