Albion drawn away to Stoke in FA Cup fifth round

Posted On 30 Jan 2023 at 7:37 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion face a tricky tie in the next round of the FA Cup after they were drawn away to Stoke City.

A trip to the Potteries was the reward for overcoming holders Liverpool in a pulsating fourth round tie at the Amex yesterday (Sunday 29 January).

Albion travelled to Stoke in the fifth round back in 2011 when the Seagulls were in League 1, albeit top of the table under Gus Poyet.

But Stoke were a mid-table Premier League side and they dominated the tie.

They polished off Brighton with three headed goals in the first half to win a spot in the quarter-finals.

Stoke went on to Wembley where they were beaten 1-0 in the final by Manchester City as a Yaya Toure goal gave them their first trophy since the 1970s.

For Brighton and Stoke, the roles may have reversed since their last fifth round meeting, but after crashing out of the League Cup at Charlton, Albion boss Roberto De Zerbi will want his side to guard against complacency.

The tie will be played in midweek on Tuesday 28 February, Wednesday 1 March or Thursday 2 March.


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