Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke City
Oh dear…pants display from us as Michael Owen (and judging by his display finished!) started along with Peter Crouch. Sorenson started in goal with Whitehead starting in midfield and Shotton replacing Wilkinson. We lacked any real goal threat and were lucky Palace seemed as bad as us at finishing. Still we are in the hat for the fourth round draw and Pulis will be the happier manager with a replay on Tuesday 15th January.
Transfer wise Owen is linked with a move to Australia, unlikely as his family is settled in the north west and his racehorses are nearby.