Bolton’s defending was shambolic. They made Kieran Richardson look like Leo Messi. And Stoke showed it helps to crack those long range shots with Jussi Jaskailanen, normally a very dependable goalie found leaden footed yesterday. Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth, Kenwyne Jones and Jon Walters with a brace all scored at will as Stoke romped home in the biggest blow out in a FA Cup semi-final since 1939.
This is Stoke’s first entry into the finals. They meet Man City who last won the FA Cup in 1969.