Really hard to win at Stoke Cage?
Jakarta – Manchester United become the latest team that failed to gain full points at home to Stoke City, Britannia Stadium. Really hard to win at the headquarters of the team nicknamed the Potters?
Britannia Stadium became a kind of myth in the Premier League. Stadium with a capacity of more than 27,000 seat is referred to as one of the most difficult field to be subdued.
Plus Stoke image that like to play hard and full of determination, be the Britannia Stadium is considered a “haunted”. Long before the game, the United manager, Louis van Gaal, calling the match at the Britannia Stadium is not going to be easy.
The myth does not seem excessive when looking at Arsenal lost 2-3 and United eventually drew 1-1. Besides the two, Stoke, who currently sits in 11th position klasemen– never subdue two other teams currently above them, namely Swansea City (ninth) and Tottenham Hotspur (fifth). Both are equally subdued Stoke 2-1.
However, if the view of the overall results, the myth is easily broken. This season, Stoke has been played 10 times at home. As a result, the team was made by Mark Hughes won just four times, drew twice, and had lost four times.
Number four defeats it indicates that the record is not impressive at home to Stoke–very impressive. Enter their number and conceded at home is the same: 12-12.
However, if looked in the past five seasons, Stoke did have a better record than the cage while away. Last season, they won 10, drawn six times, and lost three times at home. The record is better than their away record is incised three wins, five draws and 11 defeats.
Previous season again, the season 2012/2013, the number of wins at home have had menungguli amount they win at away games. Similarly, in the season 2011/2012 and 2010/2011.
Stoke also have a good record when playing at home in the period December to early January. At least this can be seen in the record the last five seasons.
This season, in the period they played four times in the cage. As a result, Ryan Shawcross et al. won twice, drew one and lost one.
Previous season even better again. In three games in the period December to early January, Stoke won twice and drawn once.
Since the 2010/2011 season, the new Stoke lost three times when playing at the Britannia Stadium in the period.
Playing at the Britannia Stadium on the period is not easy. In addition to being cold–cold weather, the wind was blowing pretty hard. In January of this kind, the wind can blow up to 25 kilometers per hour in Stoke–on-Trent.
Note Cage–Away Stoke in the Last Season Five
Cages: 4 2 4 12-12
Away: 3 3 4 10-12
Cages: 10 6 3 27-17
Away: 3 5 11 18-35
Cages: 7 7 5 21-22
Away: 2 8 9 13-23
Cages: 7 8 4 25-20
Away: 4 4 11 11-33
Cages: 10 4 5 31-18
Away: 3 3 13 15-30
Results in the Cage in period December–early January Last Season Five
vs Arsenal: 3-2 (win)
vs Chelsea: 0-2 (lost)
vs. West Bromwich Albion: 2-0 (win)
vs Man United: 1-1 (a draw)
vs Chelsea: 3-2 (win)
vs Aston Villa: 2-1 (win)
vs Everton: 1-1 (a draw)
vs Everton: 1-1 (a draw)
vs Liverpool: 3-1 (win)
vs Southampton: 3-3 (a draw)
vs Tottenham Hotspur: 2-1 (win)
vs Aston Villa: 0-0 (a draw)
vs Wigan Athletic: 2-2 (a draw)
vs Blackpool: 0-1 (lost)
vs Fulham: 0-2 (lost)
vs Everton: 2-0 (win)