The official website for European football

Five-goal Stoke through to first FA Cup final

Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 20.33CET
Stoke City FC struck three times in the first half en route to an emphatic 5-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers FC at Wembley and a place in the FA Cup final for the first time.
Five-goal Stoke through to first FA Cup final
Matthew Etherington (centre) is conhgratulated after opening the scoring ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 17 April 2011, 20.33CET

Five-goal Stoke through to first FA Cup final

Stoke City FC struck three times in the first half en route to an emphatic 5-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers FC at Wembley and a place in the FA Cup final for the first time.

Stoke City FC reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history thanks to an emphatic victory against Bolton Wanderers FC at Wembley.

Bolton, five points ahead of their opponents in the Premier League, were three goals down by half-time. Without the cup-tied Daniel Sturridge − who has scored six goals in eight games while on loan from Chelsea FC − their hopes of a first FA Cup showpiece since 1958 began to unravel when Matthew Etherington (11) finished powerfully after seizing on Paul Robinson's misplaced pass.

Goals from Roberth Huth (17) and Kenwyne Jones (30), a neat finish past Jussi Jääskeläinen, were added to after the break by Jonathan Walters (68, 81). The margin of victory is the biggest in the last four of the competition since Wolverhampton Wanderers FC beat Grimsby Town FC by the same score in 1939. Stoke meet Manchester City FC, who defeated Manchester United FC on Saturday, in the final on 14 May.

 

Last updated: 02/03/12 14.19CET
SSI Err
SSI Err

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=eng/news/newsid=1620605.html#five+goal+stoke+through+first+fa+cup+final

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.