Fantastic Afobe, Promising Woods – Here’s how the Stoke players fared in the 2-2 draw vs Sheffield Wednesday

Stoke Player Ratings vs Sheffield Wednesday: Here’s how the Potters fared

Sheffield Wednesday came from 2-0 down to draw against Stoke City as Barry Bannan’s second half-free kick rescued a point for the Owls.

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.

Substitutes

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.

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