Stoke City Move On in FA Cup To Face Brighton
Coming out of Sunday’s 3-1 FA Cup win against Stevenage, Stoke City can now boast their first winning streak since early October. And even though it’s only two games for The Potters (and only one win in the Championship), given the season the club has had to this point, Stoke City fans and the team will take it.
On top of the winning streak as well, Stoke City will now also go into the next round of the FA Cup of course — The Potters next match in the fifth round of the FA Cup will come on February 27th when the team hosts Premier League side Brighton.
Stoke City Make Somewhat Easy Work of Stevenage
On Sunday Stoke City were able to somewhat easily beat Stevenage at Bet365 Stadium. We’ll use the word “somewhat”, because at one point on Sunday it looked like Stoke City might be heading to a draw.
The Potters went flying out of the gates early on in the match, when Jacob Brown latched onto a headed pass from a corner and buried it into the back of the net. That 1-0 lead for Stoke City will stand for most of the rest of the game.
That same lead would last into the later stages of the second half, as Stoke City were able to control most of the match. In fact, up until the 70th minute of the match it appeared that Stevenage weren’t going to be able to launch any credible attacks against Stoke City.
But in the 70th minute that all changed, when Stevenage were able to capitalize on Stoke City’s backline being caught out due to a loose ball being launched in behind both center-back’s. At that point it looked like The Potters might be headed towards a disappointing result.
However, from that equalizing goal on, Stoke City were able to find another gear and go on to score two more goals to advance (including a beautiful strike from midfielder Josh Laurent more than 20-yards out) to the fifth round of the FA Cup. .