Soccer-Match-winner Pennant makes most of Stoke reprieve (Reuters)

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Stoke City's Jermaine Pennant was praised by manager Mark Hughes on Saturday with the winger's freekick having earned a 1-0 Premier League win at West Ham United just months after he was released and then re-signed by the club. The 30-year-old, who has often been accused by fans and the media of not making the most of his undoubted talent, was on his way out of the Midlands club at the end of last season when a deadline to extend his contract passed and he was let go. When Hughes replaced Tony Pulis as Stoke boss however, Pennant, who joined Arsenal for 2 million pounds ($3. ...

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