Birmingham and Stoke overcome Lower League Opposition in FA Cup

FA Cup action

FA Cup action

Birmingham and Stoke City cruised through to the next round of the FA Cup following their victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton Hove Albion.

Birmingham made easy work at home to Sheffield Wednesday with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Birmingham were 2-0 up after 17 minutes courtesy of goals from Jean Beausejour, and Obafemi Martins.

David Murphy made it 3-0 for the Carling Cup finalists after the interval, but Alex Mcleish will be sweating over the fitness of midfielder Hleb after he went off with an injury.

Stoke were comfortable 3-0 winners at in their home tie against Brighton.

John Carew, John Walters, and Ryan Shawcross were on target for the Premiership side, to see them cruise through to the next round of the competition.

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