Osaze scores 1st stoke goal

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Nigeria striker  Peter Odemwingie opened his goal account for Stoke City as they forced Southampton to a 2-2 draw this afternoon  at the St Mary’s Stadium.

The former Bendel insurance of Benin striker signed for Stoke City few weeks back in a deal that saw Kenwyne Jones move in the opposite direction.

Odemwingie scored in only  his third game for the club by streaking onto Charlie Adam’s expert through ball to level the game at 1-1 in the first half.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes was full of praises for his new acquisition

“I was pleased with his impact, but that comes from an understanding of the League and being an accomplished Premier League player.

“I knew what I was getting and that’s why he’s hit the ground running.”

Peter Crouch’s scored the equalising  goal just before the break to ensure that the Potters returned home with a point after Steven Davies had put Southampton ahead for the second time.

Stoke City are now 12th on the English Premiership table with 26 points.

Article by: Paul Edokpayi

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