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  • Date:26 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:19,814
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90:55 +0.55

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Ryan Shotton. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

90:15 +0.15

Effort on goal by Cameron Jerome from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:38

Caution for Edin Dzeko.

86:06

Jack Rodwell on for Carlos Tevez.

84:28

A goal is scored by Pablo Zabaleta from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Edin Dzeko.

82:45

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.

82:07

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

80:40

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott. Costel Pantilimon takes the direct free kick.

77:50

Unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by James Milner results in a free kick. James Milner goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Etherington restarts play with the free kick.

76:56

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva to the near post, save by Thomas Sorensen.

75:57

Corner from right by-line taken by James Milner.

74:03

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen. Corner taken right-footed by James Milner.

72:20

Dean Whitehead on for Andy Wilkinson. Kenwyne Jones leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Crouch.

70:35

Cameron Jerome sends in a cross, save made by Costel Pantilimon.

69:51

Header on goal by Jonathan Walters from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

68:39

Carlos Tevez takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

67:47

Corner taken right-footed by James Milner to the near post, Glenn Whelan makes a clearance.

66:01

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Cameron Jerome coming on for Michael Kightly. Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, save by Costel Pantilimon.

65:16

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

61:45

Sergio Aguero replaces Aleksandar Kolarov.

61:04

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon.

57:03

Shot by Carlos Tevez from outside the box goes over the net.

55:57

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan Shawcross goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

55:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Kenwyne Jones. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

54:17

Ryan Shotton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

53:16

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Save by Costel Pantilimon. Foul by Ryan Shotton on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

52:10

Carlos Tevez is penalised for a handball. Robert Huth takes the free kick.

48:05

Corner taken right-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Gareth Barry produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

39:58

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line to the near post, Costel Pantilimon makes a save.

39:06

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Gael Clichy coming on for Vincent Kompany.

37:05

Foul by Ryan Shotton on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

36:03

Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, Edin Dzeko makes a clearance.

34:59

The referee blows for offside. Thomas Sorensen restarts play with the free kick.

33:41

Aleksandar Kolarov challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Aleksandar Kolarov for unsporting behaviour. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Glenn Whelan, save made by Costel Pantilimon.

31:20

Glenn Whelan has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

30:17

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Glenn Whelan. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

27:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Shawcross. Indirect free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.

26:36

Gareth Barry challenges Glenn Whelan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Matthew Etherington.

25:25

Foul by Robert Huth on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

21:47

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

19:25

David Silva has an effort at goal from outside the area striking the post.

19:15

Andy Wilkinson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Milner.

18:48

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

15:06

Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Michael Kightly results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, save by Thomas Sorensen.

13:18

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line played to the near post, Robert Huth has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

7:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shotton on Gareth Barry. Aleksandar Kolarov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

7:22

Short corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line.

7:05

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

6:00

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Save by Costel Pantilimon.

4:22

A cross is delivered by Ryan Shotton.

0:19

Short corner worked by James Milner, Effort from the edge of the box by David Silva goes wide of the left-hand post.

Match Preview

Pulis confident ahead of cup clash Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes their "phenomenal" recent FA Cup record is unsurpassed by anyone and that gives him great confidence ahead of their fourth-round tie with Manchester City. The game is a repeat of the 2011 final which Roberto Mancini's side won 1-0, but in the seasons either side of that the Potters have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage. Those defeats came at Chelsea and Liverpool, but with City set to visit the Britannia Stadium, where they have not won since 1999 when both teams were in the old Division Two, Pulis is bullish going into the tie. "Our record is as good if not better than anyone else's in recent seasons," he said. "You look at our record in the past three years and it is phenomenal to have only lost three games. "Two of those were quarter-finals away to Chelsea and Liverpool and the other the final at Wembley against Man City." Pulis insists there is no element of revenge for their final defeat of two years ago, a game he has never watched since. "We just want to go out and do our best," he added. "We understand how difficult it will be because they are a great footballing team with wonderful world-class players. "We need to turn up and be 110% and we need our supporters to be 110% and I have no doubt they will turn up." Stoke's traditional defensive stability has been shaken in recent weeks, with 10 goals conceded in three league matches. Pulis believes they have ironed out some problems in training this week but knows they cannot afford any slip-ups if they hope to extend their cup run. And he will pick a strong side despite the fact they have a match at home to Wigan on Tuesday. "The first goal is always key against the big teams," he added. "What we need to do is make sure we don't give silly goals away which we have been doing over the past few weeks. "Hopefully we have got to grips with what the difference has been. "We defend as a team and I think that is most probably where we have fallen down a bit, we have stopped doing our jobs. "When we defend as a team we are very difficult to break down. If you defend as individuals it is much easier for the bigger clubs to score." On his team selection he added: "Of course the game against Wigan comes into our thinking, we have to stay in the Premier League so you have to balance it off. "But the one thing we have done at this club is treat cup games, especially the FA Cup, as seriously as we can." Andy Wilkinson's back problem is likely to keep him out. The full-back sustained the problem in their third round replay last week and while Ryan Shotton played 45 minutes in a midweek friendly after a hamstring injury he may not be risked. Thomas Sorensen is set to replace Asmir Begovic in goal, as has been the policy for cup matches this season. In Mancini's first season in charge City were taken to a replay by Pulis' men in the fifth round and beaten 3-1 at the Britannia after extra time. That was a defeat Mancini avenged at Wembley the following year, 2011, as City won the final to claim their epoch-making first trophy since Sheikh Mansour's 2008 takeover. Mancini said: "I have good memories, it was a fantastic moment. "To win a trophy after 35 years was very important for us because we worked hard and also for the club and our supporters. "We wanted to win that final, to start to win and it was an important moment for us. "We want to try to do this every year if it is possible. "We have the FA Cup and Premier League this year and we want to try to win. It is important for us to win every year." City will check on Samir Nasri after the forward was hampered by a virus this week. Right-back Pablo Zabaleta is fit after overcoming the foot injury that forced him off in last week's Barclays Premier League win over Fulham. Midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure are at the African Nations Cup with Ivory Coast while right-backs Micah Richards and Maicon (both knee) remain out.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Michael Kightly
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • SUBS
  • Carlo Nash
  • Michael Owen
  • Charlie Adam
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Matthew Upson
  • Peter Crouch
  • Cameron Jerome

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