Stoke keeper Sorensen: We all back Wilkinson

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen says there was no finger pointing after Andy Wilkinson's dismissal during their defeat to Manchester United.

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen says there was no finger pointing after Andy Wilkinson's dismissal during their defeat to Manchester United.

Sorensen said: "He already had a booking and, from my point of view, that second one looked like a yellow card too.

"He needed to just push him (Cristiano Ronaldo) that way and not go in for the tackle. He made a mistake there but these things happen.

"It is a team game. I don't think he needs to apologise. I thought he played really well.

"He will look at the second challenge and be disappointed, but overall I thought his contribution was fantastic."

Sorensen added: "We had a game plan and it worked well. We were in their faces from the off and put pressure on them. I thought they found that difficult.

"The result was disappointing but now we have got to pick ourselves up and get ready to face West Ham."

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