FA Cup verdict: Stoke City 3 Manchester City 1 (aet)

A failure to take chances saw City crash out of the FA Cup in extra-time, with the harsh dismissal of Emmanuel Adebayor by card happy Steve Bennett in the second period giving Stoke the advantage. The pressure will be turned up on Roberto Mancini even though he can hardly be blamed for the squandering of numerous chances.

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FA Cup player ratings: Stoke City v Manchester City

Given – A critical error in coming out and failing to connect for the second goal. Everything else was ok, but in that moment our chance went. 5

Richards – A whole-hearted display where it was good to see him getting forward after the sending off. Unfortunately Micah’s ability in the final third didn’t match the enthusiasm to get there. 6

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FA Cup: Stoke City v Manchester City live on itv.com

For anyone who isn’t aware, tonight’s FA Cup replay is being shown live on:



Stoke: Sorensen, Whitehead, Shawcross, Huth, Collins, Lawrence, Whelan, Diao, Delap, Sidibe, Fuller.
Subs: Simonsen, Beattie, Kitson, Pugh, Amdy Faye, Sanli, Davies.
Man City: Given, Richards, Onuoha, Lescott, Bridge, Zabaleta, Ireland, Kompany, Barry, Bellamy, Adebayor.
Subs: Taylor, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, Garrido, Sylvinho, De Jong, Boyata.
Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)

Verdict: Manchester City 0 Liverpool 0

With neither Mancini or Benitez willing to go for broke, Liverpool and City cancelled each other out in a hard fought draw where all the heroes were in defence. It resulted in one shot on target apiece with Adebayor forcing the harder save from Pepe Reina.

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