Man City v Stoke

The tie in context

• This is one of two fifth round ties that will guarantee at least a couple of the nine remaining Premier League survivors a place in the quarter-finals.

• Stoke are one of five clubs still alive in the competition, who have never won the FA Cup.

Gulf in class

• Stoke are seven places lower than Manchester City in the Premier League table.




• These clubs have already met at Eastlands on Boxing Day, and the home side picked up all three points.














Man City 2-0 Stoke (Prem Lge, 26 Dec)










• City have won five of their last six meetings with Stoke (all league games).














FA Cup records and best performances










• These clubs have been drawn to meet each other five times previously in the competition.

• All five ties were resolved at the first time of asking, with Stoke leading by three wins to two.



The clubs


Current form

• Won nine and lost three of the last 12 in league and cup, failing to score in only one of them.

• Emmanuel Adebayor has scored in each of the Citizens' last three matches.

• Won the last eight at home, and not lost in any of their 16 at the City of Manchester Stadium this season.

FA Cup form

• The four-times winners have made only two quarter-final appearances in 16 years, and they were back-to-back in 2006 and 2007.

• This is their first home tie in this cup run, after victories at Championship clubs Middlesbrough and Scunthorpe.


Current form

• Yet to lose in 2010.

• Undefeated in seven (W4, D3).

• Drawn their last two on the road, but not won in eight league and cup games away from the Britannia Stadium.

FA Cup form

• Arsenal's conquerors are looking to knockout fellow Premier League opposition for the second round running.

• Appearing in the fifth round for the first time in four years, but not made the last eight since reaching the semi-finals for the second season in a row in 1972.



Replay date

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 (Kick off: 1945 GMT)



Match officials

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

Assistant referees: Simon Beck & Mick McDonough

Fourth official: Peter Walton

Source: BBC Sport