Stoke's fringe men Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters scored the goals to send Mark Hughes' men through.
"Certainly the guys that come in will feel it is a good opportunity for them to impress," says the boss.
The FA Cup: Distraction or attraction? Whatever the case, these five clubs really ought to prioritise it.
Ronaldo to United (heard that one before?), Alaba, Pique, Pogba to City, Subotic to Liverpool
Sadio Mane, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane are much-coveted but they don't half lose the ball a lot.
Some kind words from Gordon Banks, who 'can't believe' Jack Butland's progress.
"It was probably a perfect performance," says the Liverpool winger. We wouldn't go that far.
A 1-0 win, but Coutinho and Lovren suffered hamstring injuries. Liverpool now have 11 players out.
Chelsea, Anthony Martial and Ashley Young feature high up in the Winners. Philippe Coutinho, less so.
He was one of Liverpool's better players in the 2007 UCL final. Still just 32, he's now off to Singapore.
Mane to United for £62.5m (but not really), Aubameyang to Arsenal, Ter Stegen not to Liverpool
Good Evans. Jonny scored a late winner as West Brom beat Stoke 2-1 at The Hawthorns.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is envious of former club Stoke's embarrassment of riches.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes says a top-four finish this season is not out of the question.
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