Huth gives Stoke a 3-2 win over Sunderland

BY foxsports • February 5, 2011

Central defender Robert Huth scored two goals in the last eight minutes Saturday to give Stoke a 3-2 Premier League win over Sunderland, which had led for more than an hour of the match.

Kieran Richardson had put Sunderland ahead in the second minute and, although John Carew equalized 30 minutes later, Asamoah Gyan's ninth goal of the season put the visitors 2-1 up early in the second half.

But Huth equalized from close range in the 83rd seven minutes and then slid in to touch in an injury-time free kick to put Stoke ahead for the first time in the match.

''We gave two silly goals away in the first couple of minutes of each half but we're very, very pleased with the points,'' Stoke manager Tony Pulis said.

Huth got his first goal when Jermaine Pennant curled in a free kick from the left. Carew got to the ball before goalkeeper Craig Gordon and he bundled it toward the goal for Huth to get the final touch.

Sunderland was hanging on and finally cracked in the third minute of injury time. Pennant's inswinging delivery from the left caused problems and Huth stabbed the ball past Gordon, who got a touch but could not keep it out.

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