Football

.

Late Huth strike sinks Villa

Published Add your comment

Defender Robert Huth snatched an injury-time winner as Stoke came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium and get their season off and running.

Club-record signing Kenwyne Jones had earlier marked his home debut with an equaliser to cancel out Stewart Downing's 35th-minute header on an emotional night for the Potters.

Manager Tony Pulis missed the first half after the death of his mother earlier in the day but returned after the interval, while new Villa boss Gerard Houllier was absent due to his commitments with the French Football Federation.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Stoke City
Stewart Downing
Football
Robert Huth
Kenwyne Jones
Premier League
Aston Villa

Read more

back to top