Manchester City Vs. Stoke City, 2011 FA Cup Final: Mario Balotelli Forces Thomas Sorensen Into Excellent Save

Ooooh, that's brilliant by Mario Balotelli. Yaya Toure drives through the centre of the Stoke City defence, with players backing off him, but he can't quite figure out what to do when he reaches the edge of the box and opts to lay the ball off to Balotelli - not before the defence recovers. With nowhere to go, Balotelli shoots, and it's a delightful little effort that's bending towards the top corner. Thomas Sorensen is forced into action yet again, and he just about gets a fingertip to it to tip the ball away.

David Silva takes the corner, and it's not a very good one, but Manchester City soon after the ball back after a thunderous challenge on Jonathan Walters by Micah Richards. Walters is hurt, but the tackle was clean, and the move eventually ends with Carlos Tevez blasting the ball over from quite a good position. Tony Pulis, meanwhile, is furious that the foul wasn't given.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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.