Stoke boss Pulis relieved to see off Crawley in Cup

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was relieved to overcome Crawley Town in the FA Cup.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was relieved to overcome Crawley Town in the FA Cup.

Last year's losing finalists avoided a fifth-round upset against Crawley - the lowest ranked side left in the competition - thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Peter Crouch.

"You can see why they have been successful," he said of Crawley. "They played to their strengths and were a very, very tough side.

"We had to show them the utmost respect, which we did in our preparation. We are very, very pleased to get past them.

"It is a great achievement by the football club to have made a third successive quarter-final appearance.

"We're one win away from Wembley again and it would be lovely if we could get a home tie.

"We have had three away games in the FA Cup this year so fingers crossed we will get a little bit of luck and get someone at home. I don't mind who."

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