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Wilkinson cleared to play in Premier League opener

29 July 2013 16:22

Stoke City defender Andy Wilkinson will be allowed to feature in the club's opening Premier League fixture with Liverpool this season.

The 28-year-old received a red card in the closing stages of Stoke's 1-0 pre-season victory over FC Dallas on Saturday.

Manager Mark Hughes believed he would serve his suspension in the Premier League.

But he will instead miss Stoke's final US pre-season tour game against Philadelphia Union on Tuesday.

"Stoke City can confirm that defender Andy Wilkinson will serve an immediate one-match suspension following his dismissal in Saturday's 1-0 pre-season friendly victory against FC Dallas," a statement on the club's website read.

"The news, which has been confirmed by the Football Association, ensures that Wilkinson is available for selection for the 2013-14 curtain raiser against Liverpool at Anfield."

Wilkinson featured on 24 occasions in all competitions last season as Stoke secured a 13th-place finish in the Premier League.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
17 August 2013
Game week
1
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
44822

Goals

D. Sturridge 37'
(assist by Iago Aspas) 
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
31
1
6
24
29
33
47
# Player Bookings
7
16
9
5
29
33
28

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 3 +8 9
2 3 +3 7
3 3 +2 7
4 3 +2 7
5 3 +2 6
6 3 +2 5
7 3 +1 4
8 3 +0 4
9 3 -1 4
10 3 -2 4
11 3 +0 3
12 3 +0 3
13 3 -1 3
14 3 -1 3
15 3 -1 2
16 3 -1 2
17 3 -2 2
18 3 -3 2
19 3 -4 1
20 3 -4 1

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