Stoke Player Ratings vs Sheffield Wednesday: Here’s how the Potters fared
Stoke City were cruising at one point, having taken an impressive first-half lead, thanks to a Benik Afobe double.
But Wednesday halved the deficit through Portuguese striker Marco Matias before Bannan scored the equaliser from a free-kick to share the spoils at Hillsborough.
Stoke City Player Ratings
Jack Butland – 6/10
Butland was once again let down by his team’s defence. He made some important saves in the second half before being left helpless for Bannan’s free-kick.
Cuco Martina – 7/10
Martina showed great energy down the right and always tried to join the attack.
Ryan Shawcross – 6/10
Shawcross was dominant in the air and defended well, although, he will be questioned for the hosts’ first-half goal.
Bruno Martins Indi – 6/10
Like his skipper, Indi defended really well barring Wednesday’s first-half goal.
Eric Pieters – 5/10
Pieters was caught out of position at times and looked sloppy on the ball. Being one of Stoke’s senior-most players, he should do more.
Ryan Woods – 7/10
A really promising debut for Ryan Woods, who once again enjoyed a top game.
Peter Etebo – 7/10
Etebo continues to grow with every passing game and against Wednesday, he oozed class. His crisp, clean and simple passes kept Stoke ticking and although his decision-making was questionable at times, the Nigerian justified his selection. He should look to build upon this game.
Joe Allen – 6/10
Allen showed plenty of energy and alongside Etebo, he kept Stoke ticking. He will be cursing himself for giving away the free-kick that led to the equaliser.
Tom Ince – 7/10
Ince was a bundle of energy. He showed some really good touches on the ball, attacked with purpose and gave a different dimension to Stoke’s play in the final third. However, he lacked the end product.
Mame Biram Diouf – 6/10
Diouf got into good positions but his touch deserted him a few times as he ceded possession cheaply.
Benik Afobe – 8/10
Afobe was a constant threat to the Wednesday defenders due to his pace and power. Scored two and should have had a hat-trick with a bit more luck on his side.
Darren Fletcher – 4/10
Fletcher was put in the game to organise the team when it looked rattled.
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Bojan Krkic – 4/10
Came on for Diouf in the 84th minute and showed some neat touches.
Peter Crouch – N/A
Was introduced very late in the game and he failed to make an impact.