With nine goals between them Manchester City and Wolves had little difficulty in disposing of English Championship opposition to progress into the 4th round of the FA Cup, but Stoke needed extra time to progress.
Manchester City made it a disappointing return for former boss Sven Goran Eriksson as they defeated his Leicester side 4-2 at Eastlands.
Carlos Tevez put City ahead early on but within four minutes the Foxes had levelled through a Paul Gallagher penalty.
But just as it seemed the visitor’s would make it to half-time all square, two goals in ninety seconds just before the break sealed the game.
With seven minutes remaining Lloyd Dyer gave Leicester hope but on the stroke of full time Aleksandar Kolarov made it four.
Despite the emphatic 5-0 scoreline in Wolves favour, visitor’s Doncaster gave the Premiership club a thorough examination.
Billy Sharp almost gave them the lead and Donny went in at half-time just a goal down to a Steven Fletcher strike.
But the host’s swept their visitor’s aside after the break with four goals.
Down in Wales Stoke were the visitor’s to Cardiff and at the end of 90 minutes extra time was played to determine who progressed, and the Potters emerged 2-0 victors.
Within two minutes of added time beginning the Premiership side took the lead through Jonathan Walters close range header.
And Walters it was who sealed the tie for the Potters with his second of the game five minutes from the end.