FA Cup - Third Round
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Stoke City 2-1 Leicester City

Kenwyne Jones's header and a stunning Charlie Adam strike sent Premier League Stoke into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Championship leaders Leicester.

Potters striker Jones headed the hosts in front from Oussama Assaidi's early cross for his fifth goal of the season.

Adam then found the net after the break from 25 yards with his left foot.

Substitute David Nugent headed in from Marcin Wasilewski's cross to give Leicester hope but Stoke held on.

The 2011 FA Cup finalists Stoke would have been wary of a potential upset against Leicester who came into the game on the back of four straight league wins.

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Nigel Pearson: Leicester City boss on Stoke FA Cup defeat

But the Championship leaders were sloppy in the opening stages and needed Ignasi Miquel to clear an Adam shot off the line.

Stoke were in front in the 16th minute when Assaidi's cross was met by Jones at the back post and he guided it home past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Anthony Knockaert volleyed over soon after for the visitors before Jeffrey Schlupp fired wide from a tight angle.

Adam's long-range strike in the 55th minute looked to have sealed the win for the hosts but the introduction of Nugent and Lloyd Dyer injected some life into the Foxes.

Nugent headed home in the 77th minute but despite some late pressure from Leicester, Stoke progressed.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: "I thought we showed a lot of control in the game. Obviously, you expect the opposition to come out flying and that was certainly the case in the first five, ten minutes.

"We had to get through that and once we'd done that I thought we showed real control and scored two good goals.

"We gave them a little bit of encouragement with the goal we conceded, so the last 10 minutes or so was a little bit frenetic and we had to defend well."

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson: "We did okay in patches. But we didn't manage the ball as we are capable of.

"You've got to give them Stoke credit, but when you give ball away against Premier League sides, you work hard to get it back.

"We didn't quite play as we can, but we had our moments. We came with the intention of winning and made chances. We've shown again that those players that come in can do a good job."

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Line-ups

Stoke

  • 22Butland
  • 20Cameron
  • 3Pieters
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 17Shawcross
  • 12Wilson
  • 10Arnautovic
  • 6Whelan
  • 9Jones
  • 16Adam
  • 24AssaidiSubstituted forWaltersat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Muniesa
  • 8Palacios
  • 19Walters
  • 25Crouch
  • 26Etherington
  • 30Shotton
  • 35Bachmann

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de Laet
  • 3Konchesky
  • 7Hammond
  • 27Wasilewski
  • 23Miquel
  • 8James
  • 10KingSubstituted forDyerat 68'minutes
  • 9VardySubstituted forWaghornat 80'minutes
  • 24Knockaert
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forNugentat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 11Dyer
  • 14Waghorn
  • 18Moore
  • 21Bakayogo
  • 25Logan
  • 35Nugent
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
16,844

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 2, Leicester City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Leicester City 1.
Attempt saved. Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Lloyd Dyer.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.
Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).
David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn replaces Jamie Vardy.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Jonathan Walters replaces Oussama Assaidi.
Attempt missed. Ignasi Miquel (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Leicester City 1. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet with a cross.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jack Butland.
Attempt saved. David Nugent (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.
Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. David Nugent replaces Jeffrey Schlupp.

Substitution

Substitution, Leicester City. Lloyd Dyer replaces Andy King.
Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City).
Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).
Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 2, Leicester City 0. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.
Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) header from very close range misses to the right.
Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).
Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Charlie Adam (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).
Foul by Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City).
Marcin Wasilewski (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Hand ball by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).
Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.
Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).
Attempt missed. Matthew James (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Second Half

Second Half begins Stoke City 1, Leicester City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stoke City 1, Leicester City 0.
Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City).
Matthew James (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.
Delay in match Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Ritchie de Laet.
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).
Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 1, Leicester City 0. Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oussama Assaidi with a cross.
Attempt missed. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
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