Ramadan Sobhi features in Stoke’s away draw with West Ham
Ramadan Sobhi started for Stoke City in their 1-1 draw against West Ham in the 11th round of the English Premier League.
West Ham XI vs. Stoke: Adrian; Antonio, Ogbonna, Collins, Cresswell; Obiang, Kouyate, Noble; Lanzini, Payet, Ayew.
Stoke XI vs. West Ham: Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Walters, Allen, Ramadan; Bony.
The Egyptian international started his first English Premier League game after Marko Arnautovic’s suspension and Xherdan Shaqiri’s injury, which he sustained against Swansea City last Monday.
The game started off quietly with both teams struggling to create chances until the 18th minute, when Wilfried Bony had the chance to open the scoreline but his shot was blocked by James Collins.
The host’s first chance came in the 27th minute, when West Ham defender Ogbonna headed Dimitri Payet’s cross but Lee Grant denied him with a brilliant save.
In the last minute of added time of the first half, Dimitri Payet nearly opened the scoring from a free-kick, however, his shot went high, to end the first half 0-0.
West Ham opened the scoreline in 65th minute through Michail Antonio who converted Payet’s cross into the net with a fine header, taking his tally this season to six goals.
The host’s lead didn’t last long as 10 minutes later Stoke scored the equaliser through Bojan Krkić, who was brought on five minutes before the goal, after a poor goalkeeping from West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian.
In the 83rd minute, Sobhi’s game came to an end when he got substituted to Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf, ending his full debut for Stoke.
Charlie Adam could have scored the winning goal in the dying moments of the game but Adrian dealt well with his shot, to end the game 1-1.
The result means Stoke are currently 11th in the English Premier League with 13 points, while West Ham are 16th with 11 points.
Stoke’s next game will be against Bournemouth on November 19, while West Ham will face Tottenham at the White Hart Lane on the same day.
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