No changes for the second half despite that Jermaine Pennant ankle problem, and we're underway again at Wembley with the score still 0-0. Manchester City kick off and immediately go on the attack, with Nigel de Jong slipping in an immensely cute pass to left back Alexsandar Kolarov to get around the back of the Stoke defence, the Serbian opting to shoot straight into the side netting with his left foot rather than the rather more sensible option of passing it to one of Mario Balotelli or Carlos Tevez, which was a little bit odd.
At the other end of the pitch, Stoke cause problems thanks to a Rory Delap long throw. Manchester City can't clear and the ball ends up on Jermaine Pennant's right boot. The shot goes well wide into a crowd of players and the defenders eventually clear, but they're really having some issues with those throw-ins, which makes them just like every other team, then. City advance up the pitch and win a free kick in a dangerous situation, which is wasted when Micah Richards fouls Robert Huth as the ball is delivered