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.

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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