Stoke defender Wilkinson: Crowd trouble didn't affect result

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson insists crowd trouble at the Brit had no influence on the defeat to West Ham.

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson insists crowd trouble at the Brit had no influence on the defeat to West Ham.

West Ham’s winner came against a backdrop of crowd trouble behind Thomas Sorensen’s goal as visiting fans fought with stewards.

However, Wilkinson said that made no difference to the game.

He said: “I saw a load of stewards running past out of the corner of my eye, but you can’t let that distract you.”