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Walters gives Stoke win over Wrexham

ESPN staff
August 4, 2013
Jonathan Walters' strike was enough to give Mark Hughes' side victory © Getty Images

Jonathan Walters' second-half strike gave Stoke a 1-0 friendly victory against Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground.

The Republic of Ireland international was on hand to convert Charlie Adam's low corner at the near post.

Elsewhere, Christian Benteke inspired Aston Villa to a 2-0 win at Shamrock Rovers, setting up Andreas Weimann for the opener before heading in his side's second.

Villa new boys Aleksandar Tonev, Antonio Luna and Jores Okore were all given 45 minutes by manager Paul Lambert.

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