Sunday, March 16, 2014

Nigeria's Odemwingie scores twice in Stoke's 3-1 win over West Ham

It's time for Odemwingie's return. Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie scored twice as stoke came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1, moving Stoke city far awar from relegation dange in the EPL on Saturday.

 Andy Carrol headed in his first goal since April to give West Ham a perfect start and a lead earlier in the first-half of the game. In the 32nd minue, Peter Crouch's acrobatic effort to strike the shoulder of Odemwingie gave Stoke their first goal in the game, all in the same half. Catching up in the second half of the game, Mark Arnautovic help put Stoke ahead in the 69th minute as Odemwingie again finished a counter attack with a powerful shot from an acute angle with only 11 minutes left in the game. Odemwingie has continued to impress his new side ever since his arrival in January from Cardiff.

Speaking on his recent performance, Stoke Manager, Mark Huges said
"In those situations you are going to raise your arm because he was trying to get above Andy Carroll. It probably did catch his elbow but he wasn't even looking in that direction.
"If it had gone against us we would have still won. We were the better team."
On Stoke's first goal he added: "It was a bit of a scramble.
"Peter Crouch did really well to get it towards goal. But Peter Odemwingie is a striker and he will claim it. I would if I was in his position.

With the results of the game (Stoke 3-1 West Ham), Stoke have moved into the top half while West Ham are six points clear of the relegation zone.