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.

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.”