FA Cup Replay: Stoke City Goes Up On Cardiff City In Second Minute Of Extra Time

After a scoreless first half that let most onlookers ruing another 30 minutes of football, Stoke City and Jon Walters have started extra time with a bang. Whereas the Potters had failed to convert a corner to open the last period, this time Walters puts his side in front, heading in the match's first goal.

Despite only one player from Saturday's match with Bolton making today's starting lineup, Stoke has held their own in Wales against Premier League aspirant Cardiff City, yet the absence of the likes of Kenwyne Jones and Mathew Etherington has left the Potters with a lack of cutting edge. Stoke still has set pieces, however, and in the 92nd minute, Walters redirected Michael Tonge's corner into the upper-left corner of Tom Heaton's goal, putting Stoke on track for the fourth round.

There, the winner of today's match will face Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mick McCarthy's side 5-0 winners over Doncaster Rovers earlier today. Now approaching the end of extra time's first 15 minutes, Stoke looks set to make it a perfect day for Premier League sides, holding on to their 1-0 lead.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.