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Coates: Chelsea second-half best I've seen from Stoke - ever

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates rated the second-half of their victory against Chelsea the best in living memory.

None, he argues, can surely eclipse events in that second 45 minutes of Saturday's historic 3-2 win over Chelsea.

"I guess that second half has to be up there with the very best of occasions we have ever witnessed," Coates told The Sentinel.

"It was a great afternoon, one of those occasions we will remember for a very long time.

"The best of it was the result, by a million miles, but there was so much more on top of that because there were great performances from everybody and two tremendous finishes.

"Stephen Ireland's second goal for us was terrific don't forget, while Oussama Assaidi's late winner was something special, wasn't it?

"I was fortunate enough to have the best view in the house for that goal because I happened to be sat right behind his shot.

"I can't really remember how I celebrated, but I remember our fans being delighted."

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