STOKE CITY will have to overcome a 3rd Round replay against Crystal Palace if they are to secure themselves a home tie with Manchester City in the 4th Round of the competition . . . following a goalless draw at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Potters were held by the Championship high-flyers in what proved to be a relatively disappointing encounter in South London, although they will feel disappointed not to have won the game having seen Peter Crouch squander the best opportunity of the game.