Stoke City: Pre-match stats for Stoke's FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace
January 5, 2013: FA Cup, third round
CRYSTAL PALACE 0
STOKE CITY 0
JUST 10 days ago these two collided in a game which saw Stoke's Thomas Sorensen emerge as much the busier of the two goalkeepers.
Michael Owen's full debut went largely un-noticed as the two best chances of Stoke's afternoon fell to his former England team-mate Peter Crouch in the first half.
Crystal Palace: Price, Parr, Moxey, Delaney, Ramage, Zaha (Williams, 55), Jedinak, O'Keefe, Motitz, Bolasie (Banton, 68), Easter (Appiah, 65).
Stoke City: Sorensen, Shotton, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Kightly (Jerome, 54), Nzonzi, Whitehead, Walters, Owen (Adam, 53), Crouch (Jones, 73).
WHO WE'D LIKE TO SIGN
Yannick Bolasie: Enough raw material to work with there to construct a high-rise tower block.
WHO TO BOO
Dean Moxey: He can't get away with a name like that in these parts. Moxey that is, not Dean.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Anthony Taylor (Manchester): Five dismissals so far this term, but including the two rescinded red cards for Everton's Darren Gibson and West Ham's Carlton Cole issued at Upton Park last month.
Stoke City: Sorensen, Shotton, Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Kightly, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Jerome, Walters, Crouch.
Crystal Palace: Price, Parr, Moxey, Delaney, Ramage, Bolasie, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Moritz, Murray, Zaha.
Peter Crouch and Glenn Murray swap goals in the first half before Michael Owen snatches Stoke's extra-time winner in a 2-1 success.