LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Stoke City vs. Manchester City 2013 game today (live score below) has so far delivered a slow first half. With forty-eight minutes having passed in the English FA Cup game Saturday, the match remains scoreless.
English FA Cup fans have a full plate of games Saturday. But roughly three hours before a large selection of matches kicks off at 7 am PST, Stoke City remains scoreless in its match against Man City. With a modified lineup, Roberto Mancini is seeking a win against Stoke City.
Prior to Saturday’s match, Stoke manager Tony Pulis told his team’s website that the first goal is always the most difficult in English FA Cup matches. But so far, Stoke hasn’t been able to land one. “The first goal is always key against the big teams.”
Yet Pulis assured news that his team would not give up easy goals against Man City Saturday. “What we need to do is make sure we don’t give silly goals away which we have been doing over the past few weeks. Hopefully we have got to grips with what the difference has been.”
He says, despite how his team has performed in the Premier League this season, Stoke can dominate the FA Cup. “But the one thing we have done at this club is treat cup games, especially the FA Cup, as seriously as we can”. Is he right? For live score updates today click HERE.