Stoke City were hoping for their first FA Cup win in five years as they hosted Premier League high fliers Leicester. Instead, James Justin’s first-half rocket and a dominant second half sent Leicester into the fourth round draw.
Here are the player ratings from the bet365 Stadium.
Bursik: Good low saves to keep out Barnes in first-half. Left rooted for opener, no chance with second, third and fourth. 6
Shawcross: A welcome return. Smart header to set up Vokes chance. Difficult final stages as Leicester found top gear. 6
Souttar: Good test against Barnes. Catching eye with way he can come out of back line with the ball. 6
Batth: Added such a threat at set pieces, taking a whack on his eye for the trouble. 7
Smith: Let Justin slip inside for opener. Tough afternoon at times against in-form Barnes and Justin overlapped. 5
McClean: Good luck trying to keep up with Castagne and Albrighton. Let Tielemans’ long pass through for second. 5
Mikel: Didn’t waste many passes and wasn’t far away with an early left foot volley as he finds feet again after injury. 6
Allen: Energetic press and got team up pitch in lively first half. Couldn’t stop Justin drifting inside for first goal. Less influential in second half. 6
Clucas: Dead ball delivery was biggest attacking asset for Stoke. Was pushed out to left-back in closing stages. 6
Brown: Worked so hard off the ball, often without reward, and had a couple of useful passes to teammates in decent positions to get in crosses. 6
Vokes: Kicking himself for not finishing first-half chance. 5
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Matondo (for McClean, 65): Surrounded whenever ball came near his bright pink boots in left wing cameo.
Thompson (for Batth, 65): Keen to harry Leicester – but Leicester were just finding their groove.
Collins (for Smith, 65): Thrown on at right-back and tasked with keeping a handle on Justin and Barnes.
Not used: Nna Noukeu, Ince, Oakley-Boothe, Lindsay, Verlinden, Cousins.
Leicester: Schmeichel, Justin, Fofana (Soyuncu, 79), Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Praet (Mendy, 90), Tielemans, Albrighton, Barnes (Iheanacho, 81), Perez. Subs: Ward, Morgan, Amartey, Fuchs, Thomas, Choudhury.