Stoke City reached the FA Cup final as they routed Bolton 5-0 on Sunday to easily cover the online gambling soccer odds.
It was a history making win for Stoke as they will be playing in the FA Cup final for the first time ever. They will be underdogs at Internet gambling companies on May 14th as the face Manchester City in the final.
Stoke Rolls 5-0
It was not much of a match on Sunday in soccer odds at Internet gambling companies as Stoke dominated Bolton 5-0 to advance to the FA Cup final on May 14th at Wembley against Manchester City. The 5-0 win by Stoke was the biggest victory in an FA semifinal since 1939. Stoke wasted no time in pummeling Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth and Kenwyne Jones all scored in the first 30 minutes. Jon Walters added the fourth goal in the 68th minute and he got another one in the 81st minute. Bolton obviously did not play well and manager Owen Croyle’s moves didn’t work as he replaced the ineligible Daniel Sturridge with Ivan Klasnic and Paul Robinson for Marcos Alonso. The move by Stoke manager Tony Pulis worked better as he brought back Thomas Sorensen in goal in place of Asmir Begovic. Robinson made a bad play early that led to the Etherington goal and that seemed to be the momentum changer in the match. Bolton manager Owen Croyle tried to correct his mistakes at the half as he replaced Petrov and Klasnic with Mark Davies and Matt Taylor but it didn’t work.
FA Cup Final
Either Stoke or Manchester City is going to make some history as neither team has won a major title in a long time. Stoke won their last title in the League Cup in 1972 while City’s last title was in 1976, also the League Cup. Stoke and Manchester City met in Premier League action back in late November and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The two teams will also meet three days after the FA Cup final as they are set to play on May 17th at Manchester City. The odds on the FA Cup final will be out as the match gets closer so look for City to be a slight favorite in online gambling at the Sbg sportsbook.