FA Cup highlights
Stoke City 2-1 West Ham highlights
Sun 13 March 2011
FULL-TIME Stoke 2-1 West Ham
That’s it! Stoke reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1972. Deservedly.
Stoke: Sorensen, Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Higginbotham, Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Nash, Collins, Fuller, Pugh, Diao, Whitehead, Wilkinson.
West Ham: Green, da Costa, Tomkins, Upson, Bridge, Noble, Parker, Hitzlsperger, Piquionne, Cole, Obinna. Subs: Boffin, Gabbidon, Boa Morte, Spector, Hines, Keane, Jacobsen.
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

GOAL Stoke 1-0 West Ham (Huth)
Stoke goal: No prizes for guessing its creation – from a long Rory Delap throw – but Robert Huth’s header is a thumping one and Robert Green has no chance. The German was completely – utterly – unmarked six yards out.

GOAL Stoke 1-1 West Ham (Piquionne)
West Ham goal: It’s completely against the run of play – and almost certainly handball – but West Ham are level. Thomas Hitzlsperger clips a brilliant ball over the Stoke defence from deep and Frederic Piquionne, with his arm, brings it down before clipping home. Stoke are incandescent but the goal stands.

Missed penalty: Mike Jones takes centre stage again as the referee gives a penalty when Matthew Etherington goes down under Scott Parker’s challenge in the box after a burst straight from the kick-off. Just as in the first half, for me he’s got it wrong – it looked a dive. Robert Green, however, pulls off a super stop to his left from Etherington’s spot-kick, and we remain level.

GOAL Stoke 2-1 West Ham (Higginbotham)
Stoke goal: It’s a first FA Cup goal for Danny Higginbotham and Stoke lead again. West Ham are not happy about the award of the free-kick for a handball in the wall – but Higginbotham cares not as he slams it through the wall, low, and even though Rob Green gets a hand to it the power of the strike sees it home.

Goal scorers:
12′ [1 : 0] Robert Huth
30′ [1 : 1] Frederic Piquionne
63′ [2 : 1] Danny Higginbotham
22′ Victor Nsofor Obinna
40′ Thomas Hitzlsperger
45′ Manuel Da Costa
47′ Matthew Etherington
51′ Ryan Shawcross

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