Dean undaunted by Stoke task

BY foxsports • January 24, 2010

Dean Whitehead insists Stoke fear no-one after his goal sealed a shock 3-1 FA Cup win over Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.

Striker Ricardo Fuller broke the deadlock in the second minute before Denilson's 20-yard drive restored parity just before half-time.

Fuller then beat veteran Sol Campbell, who was making his return for the north London club, to nod Stoke 2-1 ahead before Whitehead scored his first goal for the club to seal the win with four minutes left.

Arsenal follow Manchester United and Liverpool out of the competition and Whitehead says the Potters are confident of beating anyone in the fifth round.

"We have beaten the best team in the Premier League today so we don't fear anyone at the moment, we are playing really well," he told ITV1.

"It was a good day for us. We played well from the start and pressed them really hard, which we knew we had to because they are a top team.

"When they drew level, it was a blow for us. We thought the free-kick was a bit harsh but you have to get on with these things, we bounced back in the second half and I think we deserved it in the end."

Whitehead has been a regular at Stoke since signing last summer and was delighted to finally get his maiden strike for Tony Pulis' side.

"It was long overdue, I have had a few chances over the last few months so I was finally glad to get one," the 28-year-old added.

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