We're underway at Wembley Stadium, with Stoke in their distinctive red and white stripes kicking off against Manchester City in blue. The ball is quickly launched in the direction of Joe Hart's goal, and the England goalkeeper collects to launch a Manchester City attack that goes exactly nowhere. City are playing at speed, though, and quickly win a corner from which Robert Huth gets tangled up in Micah Richards' legs. The ball does, too, which is the main reason that Richards can't get a shot away. The ball's eventually cleared to safety.
So far City have most of the possession, as you'd expect, but they're not getting much joy driving through the Stoke centre. Nigel de Jong is proving a major barrier to Stoke's attacking hopes, as well, destroying the likes of Jermaine Pennant and Jonathan Walters as they try to get through the middle. From the looks of things so far, expect Stoke to play mostly on the counterattack.