Stoke crushes Bolton 5-0 to reach first FA Cup final

BY foxsports • April 17, 2011

Stoke will play Manchester City in the first FA Cup final of the team's 148-year history after trouncing Bolton 5-0 on Sunday.

Bolton conceded three times in the opening 30 minutes at Wembley Stadium, with Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth and Kenwyne Jones all punishing shoddy defending.

Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen was beaten for the fourth time inside his left post in the 68th minute when Jon Walters blasted into the net from 25 meters (yards).

Walter completed the rout with his second goal when Bolton's back-four was ripped apart again in the 81st.

After losing all three previous FA Cup semifinals, Stoke will return here on May 14 to face Manchester City, which beat Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday.


share story