Sorenson deflects credit

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Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen was keen to focus on the efforts of his team-mates after his penalty shoot-out save secured victory for the Potters over Tottenham and a place in the Carling Cup fourth round.

Tuesday night's third-round tie at the Britannia Stadium had finished 0-0 after extra-time, then Sorensen proved to be Stoke's hero, pushing away young Spurs debutant Massimo Luongo's spot-kick to seal a 7-6 triumph in the shoot-out - although the Denmark keeper stressed that he did not deserve to take all the credit.

"It's nice to get the plaudits for the save, but it was the other lads who stepped up and put the ball into the back of the net," Sorensen told

"They had the real pressure, because as outfield players you are expected to score.

"For me to make that save was nice and I'm just delighted that we won the game.

"We played nearly two-and-a-half hours of football and we never really looked in danger of losing the game at any point in my opinion.

"We had chances in the first half and in the second half. Jon (Walters) was unlucky in extra-time when it just rolled the wrong side of the post, but we got there in the end.

"We had to persevere, but we are in that draw and that's all that matters now."

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