James Collins scored a hat trick at the impregnable fortress, the Britannia stadium which saw Arsenal labour to a scoreless draw over the weekend. Seven goals were scored, three in extra time, as Stoke came back twice to level. Collins had the last answer in the 118th minute right after Peter Crouch equalized for the Potters. Later Paolo Di Canio praised his side saying they played like Barcelona at the Britannia.
Eh, what happened to the “But can you beat Stoke away on a rainy Tuesday night” that you keep hearing about?