Always been difficult at Britannia Stadium but today the team showed again a very good spirit to go through into next round.
Man City match winner Pablo Zabaleta spoke to ITV's Ned Boulting after the one-nil win at Stoke where the Argentine defender scored his third goal of the season - a record he's pretty proud of.
Fantastic victory. Matched their physicality, imposed our own passing style at times and fully deserved the win.
That is a top result against a disgusting team. Well played City, and well played Mancini for taking his time to get the change right.
City deserved the win today, and rightfully progress to the next round.
Pablo Zabaleta gives Man City a deserved late lead.
SUB - Man City (Tevez off/Rodwell on)
City are looking to add more structure to their midfield.
I wish Zabaleta played for us. Absolutely love him as a player. Top top top player. Best right back in prem and says a lot with Johnson form
Im supposed to be neutral but Pablo Zabaleta is a wonderful man and a very valuable footballer.