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Tom Rostance

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  1. Post update

    Stoke fans will hope that the scan on Bojan's injury brings them good news, and that is goodnight from us.

    See you tomorrow for more cup action, of the League Cup variety this time. It's Chelsea v Liverpool. See you there.

  2. Manager reaction

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We got the job done but credit to Rochdale.

    "In the first half we found it difficult. We had a great goal from Bojan which helped us and in the second half we got to grips with them and turned it around.

    "At the weekend a lot of teams fell by the wayside and we weren't going to let that happen to us. We waned to make headlines for the right reasons and thankfully Rochdale haven't made the news.

    "Bojan's injury, it is too early to know, he's going for a scan and hopefully it will be good news. Since he came to the club he has done things like that, we see it in training every day.

    "We look forward to going to Blackburn now. We'll take a huge following there."

  3. Manager reaction

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Keith Hill

    Rochdale boss Keith Hill: "We tried to attack with intent and press the opposition but they are an excellent side. The game is marginal no matter where you stand in the pyramid. Fair play to Stoke, they were worthy winners in the end. The Bojan goal was a great piece of skill but it didn't frighten us.

    "The lads have done the club credit."

  4. Text us on 81111

    Dylan, West Ham fan in Dagenham: West Ham to win the cup this year! Best chance since THAT day in '06..!


    The FA Cup fourth-round replay between Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool will be screened live on BBC One.

    The Championship club will host Brendan Rodgers' Premier League side at the Macron Stadium on Wednesday, 4 February with a 19:45 GMT kick-off.

    Bolton earned a replay thanks to a 0-0 draw at Anfield after a fine display by keeper Adam Bogdan.

    The winners will play Premier League side Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the fifth round.

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Rochdale FC: "We hope you're all as proud of the players as we are. An excellent performance against Premier League opposition."

  7. Post update

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale were not hammered at all. They played very well but they were undone by some top-class finishing.

    "Stoke made sure. All four goals were clinically taken."

  8. Player reaction

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Stoke forward Jon Walters: "It was always going to be tricky, but after the Bojan strike it was a professional game and we killed it.

    "Before the game we knew what we needed to do. We did well in this competition a few years ago, but now we have Blackburn away and that's an interesting game.

    "We are full of confidence and will take this into the league."

  9. Updated fifth-round draw

    Who's got who?

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough

    Aston Villa v Leicester City

    West Brom v West Ham

    Bradford City v Sunderland or Fulham

    Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City

    Derby County v Reading

    Preston NE or Sheffield Utd v Cambridge Utd or Manchester Utd

  10. Text us on 81111

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Olivier, a pleased Stoke fan in Oxford: Tom, can you do the live text every time Stoke play?

    It's specifically in my contract that I won't


    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

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  12. Post update

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Jon Walters

    "Stoke named a really strong team tonight. As soon as you look around the dressing room as a Rochdale player you know what's coming. Rochdale were better than Stoke in the first half but Stoke scored three outstanding goals and that was the difference."


    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke

    Rochdale and Stoke shake hands

    The scoreline flatters Stoke City but they have booked a fifth-round tie against Blackburn.

  14. GOAL

    Rochdale 1-4 Stoke - Jon Walters

    Jon Walters

    Stoke owe me a match fee. After calling Victor Moses to turn it on, my shout that Jon Walters would also get a goal also pays off. Marko Arnautovic beats the offside trap to chase a rare punt over the top, he squares it and Walters converts from close range.

  15. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    THREE MINUTES added on. Stoke fans, you can start planning for that Ewood Park trip on the weekend of Valentine's Day. Lovely. Why not take someone special?


    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Stephen Dawson is named man of the match at Spotland, the Dale midfielder has been his usual busy self throughout. Lawro thinks goalscorer Rhys Bennett has been the stand-out man, and as he says that Bennett is booked.

  17. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Free-kick for Rochdale. This needs to go in if they are to have any chance of forcing a replay.

    In it comes, but Steve Sidwell and Glenn Whelan get it away.

  18. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Charlie Adam

    "There are some heavy legs out there and the game is seriously stretched now."

  19. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Into the last five. Calvin Andrew wins a big header but the move breaks down.

  20. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    From BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "That goal has reinvigorated the home fans, with conversations near me having drifted towards Rochdale's next league opponents Coventry before Rhys Bennett struck.

    "The Rochdale fans are roaring their side on now and, despite a two-goal cushion, it could still be an uncomfortable final few minutes for Stoke."

  21. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Rochdale left-back Scott Tanser bombs on and goes down - is that a foul? No, says referee Martin Atkinson. It was right in the same spot as the free-kick they scored from. Stoke have finished both halves poorly.

  22. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale deserve that goal for their efforts and Rhys Bennett has been their best player. Very good."

  23. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Right then, just over 10 minutes left of the FA Cup weekend. Can Rochdale, fifth in League One, cause another barnstormer?

  24. Post update

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Rhys Bennett

    "They're a little fortunate in the way that the chance came to them but then Rhys Bennett had a little look and placed it past the keeper.

    "But I do feel that's too little, too late."

  25. GOAL

    Rochdale 1-3 Stoke - Rhys Bennett

    Rhys Bennett

    Start the Madness! No, literally. 'One Step Beyond' booms out at Spotland as a free-kick from the left is not dealt with, twice Stoke fail to clear and Rhys Bennett side-foots into the corner from eight yards out.

    Stoke start with a mercurial genius up front from Barcelona and they can't defend set-pieces. What is going on eh?

  26. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Dale have a free-kick 25 yards out, they roll it to Reuben Noble-Lazarus and he lashes in a drive which dips, dips, dips - but not quite enough and it's on to the roof of the net. Great effort.


    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Steve Sidwell

    Steve Sidwell is booked for a trip on the effervescent Stephen Dawson as Victor Moses comes off to strong applause. Well done Victor.

    Charlie Adam is on. Another man who needs to raise it.

  28. Text us on 81111

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    James in Twickenham: Wow, if you add the goals scored by our (Chelsea's) players loaned out, we finally have scored as many as Bradford!

  29. CLOSE!

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Close! Jonny Walters gets on the end of a poor clearance from Olly Lancashire, he goes for the toe-poke into the far corner, and it's narrowly wide. Inches.

  30. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    I'm going to go freelance as a sports psychologist. Give Steve Peters a run for his money.

    Let's try it again - I reckon Jon Walters could get a goal...

  31. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Timothy de Graaf: If you ever need a motivational pep talk that gets results, give Tom Rostance a call! Inspired 15mins from Victor Moses. Tie over.

  32. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    A very professional display from Stoke here. For the last 15 minutes of the first half they looked ragged but they have grabbed control of the match since the break. Victor Moses to the fore.

  33. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Phil Bardsley

    "Phil Bardsley is a proper right-back, he just loves a proper tackle."

  34. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Victor Moses has had a few clubs but has found his form for Stoke tonight.

    Can Dale get the best out of one of their man attackers, journeyman Calvin Andrew? The 28-year-old targetman has scored 16 league goals in 218 league games. He's never scored more than four for a club, and he's had 12 of them...

  35. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    James: What a goal by Moses. Hope Dale don't concede many more cause they don't deserve it.

  36. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Victor Moses

    That is Victor Moses' second goal for Stoke and it should see them into the fifth round against Blackburn, where Mark Hughes will come up against one of his old clubs. Maybe they'll break the 6,000 mark for that one.

  37. Post update

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That goal came from a great first-time pass from Stephen Ireland which put Victor Moses in the clear. Nobody else in the ground could see that pass."

  38. GOAL

    Rochdale 0-3 Stoke - Victor Moses

    Victor Moses

    I've always said about Victor Moses - he's top class.

    That is brilliant, running down the left, into the box, beats his man again and then swings a curling strike into the top corner from an acute angle.

    Great goal. I take some credit for his turnaround after that earlier pep talk... (see 47 mins)

  39. Post update

    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Marko Arnautovic is one of those who just doesn't do it often enough. That's very frustrating. It's worse if you know they can actually do it."


    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    And here he is. Reuben Noble-Lazarus is on in place of penalty taker Peter Vincenti. Can he bring Dale back from the dead?Stoke instead threaten as Marko Arnautovic whips in a cracking set-piece and Jon Walters flicks a header wide.

  41. 'More than a little relief'

    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    From BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Stoke boss Mark Hughes strode the length of his technical area when that second goal went in, his arms outstretched, but there was more than a little look of relief as he turned back towards his dugout.

    "Rochdale had certainly given him food for thought with their rally towards the end of the first half, but you would imagine a comeback from two goals down is unlikely."

  42. Post update

    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    Dale readying more changes as Keith Hill tries to mount a comeback. If they want an omen, they have a player with 'Lazarus' in his name on the bench.


    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    Dale make a change and it's a striker on, Calvin Andrew is on in place of Matt Done. Big man, Calvin Andrew. He may give Ryan Shawcross a tester.

  44. Post update

    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Victor Moses slowed down the centre-back to go past him and then he put in a cross. It was another quality goal, although not as good as the first one."

  45. GOAL

    Rochdale 0-2 Stoke - Stephen Ireland

    Stephen Ireland

    Victor Moses just needed that little pep talk as he makes the second goal for Stoke. Moses meanders into the box, then a little change of pace takes him away and he picks out Stephen Ireland arriving on it and he makes no mistake with a steered finish from six yards out.

    Can Dale find a Bradford-style recovery?

  46. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Marc Wilson

    The crowd are a bit subdued as Stoke maintain an element of control over the ball in midfield. Rochdale had the visitors on the rack in that last 10 minutes of the first half, can they find that level of performance again?

    Oooh great hit by Marc Wilson! Fizzing one wide from 25 yards. Very close from the Stoke defender.

  47. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale are trying to work an opportunity because there's no point in plonking the ball into the box with Stoke's defence all well over six foot tall."

  48. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Victor Moses

    When I used to cover Crystal Palace many moons ago I would have put good money on Victor Moses becoming a truly top-class Premier League player.

    I'm pretty glad I didn't now. Not really happening for him is it? Come on Victor, kick on. He loses the ball at the start of this second period and Rochdale are back on the front foot.

  49. Text us on 81111

    Unlikely strike partners

    Peter Rapaport: You've heard about 'Little and Large' partnerships. How about 'Little and.... Tiny'. Mark Stein and John Spencer - Chelsea circa '95.

  50. KICK-OFF

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Rochdale get us back under way.


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Steve Sidwell is on for Stoke, replacing Steven N'Zonzi. Is the big man injured?

  52. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Antonio Cassano

    If Stoke are without Bojan for a length of time I've just seen that Antonio Cassano is a free agent after leaving Parma this afternoon. Get him in. He loves an oatcake.


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    From BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Rochdale fans applauded their side off at half-time after an impressive spell towards the end of the first half.

    "After spending the first 20 minutes sitting down, Stoke boss Mark Hughes was a very animated figure on the touchline for the rest of the half, engaging in some good-natured banter with nearby Rochdale fans after questioning a number of the referee's decisions.

    "Rochdale are by no means out of this."


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Rochdale had 53% of the possession in that first half and eight attempts on goal to Stoke's three.

    The Potters only had one shot on target but it was a 25-yard volley into the corner.

    Watch it again on the highlights tab, don't forget.

  55. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale are scrapping and that's what they need to do. We've seen a wonder goal from Bojan, but Rochdale are playing some of the better football. They should be level at the very least."


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    That's half-time. Stoke started brilliantly with that stunner from Bojan but once he was injured they lost their way. And Rochdale ended the half well on top.

  57. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Lovely play from Dale again but the shot from Matt Done is tame this time. Two minutes of added time to come, and it's Stoke who are hanging on. They've lost their mojo with Bojan.

  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Eric Cantona

    Andy Barrick: Unlikely strike partners - I saw Eric Cantona's first goal in England, against Luton; he was up front alongside Lee Chapman.

  59. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Matty Done

    You can see why Matty Done has bagged 14 goals this season. His movement is excellent as he gets in behind Phil Bardsley, he's in on goal but wide of the goal and his attempted chip goes behind. Dale well on top, Stoke hoping for the half-time whistle.

  60. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The thing with Mark Hughes going mad on the touchline is that he'll go into the changing rooms at half-time and say to his players 'just keep calm!'"

  61. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Really good spell for Rochdale, they are keeping Stoke honest. Marko Arnautovic is tackled on the right and just gives up on it. His body language is that of an international who doesn't fancy this.

  62. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What a great ball which puts him through. But he should have scored... his pace got him in between the two central defenders. That's the best chance of the game because Bojan's goal wasn't a chance!"

  63. CLOSE!

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Matt Done

    Rochdale waste a free-kick in a dangerous area, easily held by Jack Butland. But what a chance! Great pass by youngster Callum Camps to release Matt Done, he's in between the centre-halves and slides it inches wide of the post...

  64. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "What does Mark Hughes expect? He's away at a League One side. He'll be taking his coat off next."

  65. 'From cheers to jeers for Bojan'

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke


    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Bojan may have been applauded by the home fans after his brilliant opener, but he quickly became the subject of their jeers.

    "The sight of the diminutive forward arguing with towering Peter Vincenti after a crunching challenge on Victor Moses resulted in boos being aimed in his direction, and then a tumble in the area prompted chants of 'cheat, cheat, cheat'.

    "His subsequent substitution saw one or two Rochdale fans lean near the tunnel entrance to wave goodbye as he walked past them, while others cheered ironically but in truth, they will be relieved to see the back of him."

  66. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Mark Hughes

    That's better from Jack Butland as Rochdale threaten again. Stephen Dawson makes a trademark break from midfield, beats one man and Butland has to be sprightly to make a challenge. Dawson clatters into a cameraman.

    Seconds later Mark Hughes is angry again, he clatters the ball out of his technical area and then turns and engages with the home fans. It's all getting a bit heated...

  67. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was good movement and he gets across his marker, but he just scuffs it."

  68. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Dodgy keeper! Jack Butland doesn't convince, coming for a cross and flapping horribly, spooning it out for a corner. That's' got the home fans excited.

    From the corner, it scuffs through to Rhys Bennett and his shot is sliced wide. Chance.


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    That's the end of Bojan's night, and I can't lie to you, I'm disappointed.

    Bojan is replaced by Stephen Ireland.

  70. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Interesting. The Stoke physio makes the 'substitution' hand signal but Bojan waves to say no, he'll be OK. Stephen Ireland is now warming up. We'll see who wins that battle.

  71. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke


    Class goal, a booking, and now an injury? Marko Arnautovic sends Bojan in behind the defence and he clatters to the floor. No challenge, he has hurt himself here. He's holding his knee. He looks concerned.

  72. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think it was a good tackle, but the problem is Victor Moses is lying on the ground injured. If the referee had stopped play, rather than doing the right thing and letting play go on, it might have avoided the handbags which followed. It was an earthy tackle for sure, but Stoke aren't angels are they?"


    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Despite referee Martin Atkinson waving that tackle on, he has now booked Peter Vincenti for his part in the following melee. The ref books Bojan too.

    I've seen a replay and the tackle was high, Vincenti caught Victor Moses on the ankle.

  74. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Victor Moses

    Peter Vincenti goes in hard on Victor Moses, very hard, but referee Martin Atkinson waves it on. Mark Hughes is livid, off the bench, and when Vincenti gets the ball back he is clattered by Glenn Whelan.

    It kicks off, Bojan is in the thick of it, backed up by Ryan Shawcross. Calm it down...

    Peter Vincenti
  75. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Tony Pulis

    "Mark Hughes' barmy army!" is the chant at Spotland as the away end enjoy themselves. Tony Pulis took Stoke to the Cup final in 2011, could Sparky repeat the feat?

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    Contrasting strike partners

    Rob Sunbury: When Chelsea were desperate they would occasionally throw Micky Droy forward to partner Peter Osgood! Those were the days.

  77. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Ian Henderson

    "Rochdale have forced Stoke to defend quite deep because of their pace going forward."

  78. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Dale continue to impress, Matt Done almost wriggling away from Ryan Shawcross and into the box but Shawcross just about does enough.

  79. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale's Joe Rafferty is a former Liverpool Under-18s captain. If these Championship and League One clubs scout the young players at City, United and Liverpool etc, they will get some bargains because there is nowhere else for those lads to go."

  80. Watch Bojan's goal

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch Bojan's strike now by using the highlights tab at the top of the page. If you have seen it, surely you want to watch it again?

    It's that good...

    Highlights tab
  81. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke latch on to another half-clearance but this time it's Steven N'Zonzi who shoots - and it trickles wide. No Bojan, no party.

    At the other end Joe Rafferty delivers a cracking cross on the run and Matt Done is not far away from converting. Great ball in.

    Good game this, Rochdale well in it.

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfacup


    Tim Little: 500k for Bojan! Best business of the season by a country mile. Smart move from Hughes and Stoke. Watch and weep for other teams!

    Javel Bleach: What is a player like Bojan doing at Stoke?!! When I'm looking for a decent agent, I'll be sure NOT to go to Bojan's.

  83. Text us on 81111

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Les in Brighton: Re contrasting styles... Thierry Henry and Francis Jeffers. One was world class and the other...

  84. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Since his fine goal Bojan hasn't featured much - but as I say that he drifts away from a man in midfield nicely. Would Bojan have had a chance at Stoke under Tony Pulis?

    Pulis had his flair players at times. I recall Tuncay and Eidur Gudjohnsen. But they didn't stick around for long.

    Great pass again from Bojan and it's well defended. Corner.

  85. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    Phil Bardsley

    "There is a definite slope here at Spotland. Just a little one. There's still a good pace to this match. Rochdale will give it a good go."

  86. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Speaking of former Barcelona players in unusual climes, Victor Valdes is playing for Manchester United's reserves tonight.

    Back at Spotland, Rochdale keep the ball well and spread the Stoke defence but the strapping figure of Steven N'Zonzi breaks it up.

  87. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Excellent defending from Joe Rafferty as he strips the ball from Victor Moses out on the left wing. Rochdale just shading possession with 53% so far.

  88. #getcarriedaway

    Greg Morter: Bojan played at the Camp Nou - San Siro - Amsterdam Arena - Britannia - & now Spotland. Romance of the FA Cup.

  89. Text us on 81111

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Barry in Southend: The fourth round has been football's version of the 1967 Grand National. Which team might be the Foinavon who will skip through to the line?

  90. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Rochdale fans could not help but applaud that strike from Bojan, a begrudging acceptance of a simply brilliant finish.

    "Mark Hughes is unmoved, sat in his seat in the away dugout. Rochdale boss Keith Hill is in discussions with his assistant.

    "Hill was Rochdale's only fitness concern, having been laid low by illness all last week. He said he felt fine before kick-off, but that Bojan strike has probably made him a little queasy."

  91. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Rochdale have to forget about that goal and just think it's 0-0, and try and pen Stoke back into their own half if they can."

  92. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Matty Done of Rochdale

    Rochdale have reacted well to going behind, back in the swing of things and competing well. Can they test Stoke where it matters though? They have three players in the side who have scored more than 12 goals this season - there's goals in this team.

  93. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Can anyone name me a front two with more contrasting styles than Bojan and Jon Walters?

  94. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Roberta-lyn Grant: Rosicky-esque goal there for Bojan.

  95. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "That's fantastic technical ability. It was just a long ball forward, but you saw the way he set himself - it was such a superb strike and the keeper had no chance."

  96. Post update

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke

    That's a dreadful start for the League One side as the away fans start a noisy rendition of 'Delilah.' Keep going...

  97. GOAL

    Rochdale 0-1 Stoke - Bojan


    This boy could go far!

    What a goal from Bojan, whose love affair with the Potteries continues. A wonderful strike as he latches on to a clearing header and cracks in a dipping volley from 22 yards out. Brilliant hit.

  98. Post update

    Rochdale 0-0 Stoke

    Peter Vincenti hits a low shot which is deflected away for a corner. Great start from the League One side, that gets the crowd into even more of a fervour. Stoke leave two men up and clear their lines.

  99. Post update

    Rochdale 0-0 Stoke

    BBC commentator Steve Bower at Spotland

    "Bojan warmed up with big black gloves, but he's taken them off now. It's a very cold Lancashire night."

  100. #getcarriedaway

    Rochdale 0-0 Stoke

    Aaron: At Spotland with the family. Come on Dale!

    Rochdale fans
  101. KICK-OFF

    Rochdale 0-0 Stoke

    Game on!

  102. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Lawro not a fan of the Madchester scene. He was more of a La's man.

    Anyway, Keith Hill is well enough to take his place in the dugout, the Stoke fans have many songs about Bojan, let's do this.

  103. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Disco Dave has been playing loud music - not good music. There's a difference."

  104. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Fat Bob: Good selection of classic Manc tunes being played at Spotland - James, Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays et al.

  105. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    I once saw Rickie Lambert and Grant Holt up front for Dale at Spotland, I thought that was as skilful as it would get. Can Bojan have the same affect?Here come the teams now.

  106. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Chris Fleming: Good draw for the Gunners. Call me pessimistic but I don't see Middlesbrough doing it again.

    Alex Davies: Tough draw for Liverpool if they get past Bolton. Palace away always tough, especially now Pardew's got them going again!

  107. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Stoke manager Mark Hughes is taking this seriously, as can be seen from his team. There was a suggestion Bojan wouldn't play, but the playmaker is in and so is Ryan Shawcross. Hughes doesn't want any negative headlines this evening."

  108. LINE-UPS

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Rochdale and Stoke

    Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, Eastham, Bennett, Tanser, Dawson, Lancashire, Camps, Vincenti, Done, Henderson. Subs: Andrew, Noble-Lazarus, Diba Musangu, Allen, Rose, Joel Logan, Bunney.

    Stoke: Butland, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson, Nzonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic, Bojan, Moses, Walters. Subs: Muniesa, Ireland, Adam, Cameron, Sidwell, Crouch, Sorensen.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

  109. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Rochdale chairman Chris Dunphy, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "Bradford were beyond everything else, they played fantastic. The weekend started with a surprise with Cambridge holding Manchester United and let's hope it ends with a surprise.

    "The manager and the players are cool about it. We've had a good season and we're playing good football and tonight puts them on an international stage. They deserve that."

  110. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Rochdale have won just one of their 13 FA Cup matches against top flight opposition. Is tonight a chance for number two?

  111. 'Groans in the stands'

    FA Cup draw

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Several fans peered into a supporters' box behind the press area to watch a television as the draw was made and there were a number of groans when Rochdale were drawn away to Blackburn.

    "One fan saw the positive side when I asked for his reaction, however. 'It gives us something to moan about when we beat this lot,' he said.

    "You have to admire that optimism."

  112. Fifth-round draw

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough

    Steve Bower

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "If Middlesbrough play anywhere near the level they did at Manchester City then they will have a chance."

  113. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Apparently the stadium announcer at Spotland has been told not to announce the fifth-round draw under orders of manager Keith Hill. In case the prospect of a trip to Ewood Park puts them off.

  114. Text us on 81111

    Duncan, Richmond: Despite all the high profile casualties over the weekend the big three of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal still loom large and you'd expect them all to progress following this draw.

  115. "It's not the Camp Nou"

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)


    That's right Bojan, you've got to play on that.

    I can't imagine the Catalan forward ever imagined he would one day play at Spotland.

    There are no former Barca strikers in the Rochdale side as the emphasis is on youth - or the Lower League Class of '92 as assistant coach Chris Beech calls them. Youngsters Callum Camps, 19, and Scott Tansfer, 20, who started in the 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest in the previous round, start this game.

  116. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    FA Cup draw

    Sam McAllister: Could Aston Villa fans get something to smile about this season? Dare to dream!

    Villa will play Leicester in the next round. I think 'dare to dream' is Paul Lambert's personal motto by the way.

  117. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)


    The atmosphere is building at a rapidly-filling Spotland as a young boy plays football on the sides of the pitch. Great scenes etc.

    The winner of this one will face Blackburn. Away. Not quite the glamour tie they wanted.

  118. Fifth-round draw

    Bradford City v Sunderland or Fulham

    Bradford City's Andrew Davies on BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a fantastic draw. It's good to have a home game and the fans will be right behind us. It's exciting. I can't see why we can't get another win."

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    FA Cup draw

    Lyndon Roberts: Good draw for the neutral potentially, all big clubs drawn against smaller sides.

    Tom Geoffrey: That's pretty much three Premier League teams out after the next round then. Paving the way for a Football League winner!

  120. Team News

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    At Spotland, Rochdale are unchanged from the side which hammered Crawley 4-1, while Stoke make just two changes themselves from the XI which beat Leicester.

    Ryan Shawcross - who would be my first name on the sheet away at a lower league club - is back in, and Jack Butland gets a start in goal. Bojan starts, which I find quite wonderful.

    Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, Eastham, Lancashire, Tanser, Bennett, Dawson, Camps, Henderson, Vincenti, Done

    Stoke: Butland; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson; Nzonzi, Whelan; Arnautovic, Bojan, Moses; Walters

  121. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Gary Lineker didn't drop a ball, but he nearly put one back in the hat!

    What's the best tie there then?

    Middlesbrough's prize for beating Manchester City is a trip to Arsenal while Bradford will host Sunderland or Fulham.

  122. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Preston North End or Sheffield United v Cambridge United or Manchester United

  123. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Derby County v Reading

  124. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Blackburn Rovers v Rochdale or Stoke City

  125. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Bradford City v Sunderland or Fulham

  126. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    West Bromwich Albion v West Ham

  127. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Aston Villa v Leicester City

  128. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Arsenal v Middlesbrough

  129. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton

  130. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Mark Chapman is on screen. We are go. Don't drop it Gary...

  131. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Here we go, the FA Cup draw is coming up...

  132. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    We send Rose to Spotland and he ends up in the bar. Typical.

    The FA Cup draw is coming up after this film on, er, some sort of housing project. Or something...

  133. 'Time to believe'

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)


    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Those are the words that will greet the two teams later as they wait to go onto the pitch here at a very cold Spotland.

    "I ventured into the supporters' bar earlier, where Rochdale and Stoke fans were both mingling and there is certainly plenty of belief that their team can create something special in the FA Cup.

    "From the Rochdale conversations I overheard, they feel Saturday's results shows there is every reason to believe their side can cause an upset tonight.

    "For Stoke fans, the exit of some of the Premier League's big hitters gives them a belief that this year's tournament represents a great chance for the Potters to possibly go the whole way.

    "It sets things up nicely for a classic cup tie tonight."

  134. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number two - Cambridge United or Manchester United.


    It could be a world of difference in financial terms between a trip to Old Trafford or a trip to the Abbey Stadium. Cambridge held Louis van Gaal's side to a goalless draw last Friday but have reached the quarter-finals twice before.

    Manchester United have won the cup 11 times.

  135. Text us on 81111

    We're asking for your close shaves with glory:

    Matt from Bolton: My school team made it to the national final at the Pirelli, Burton, only for the supporters coach (inc. me) to break down meaning that we only caught the second half. And we lost. 58 mile coach journey. We tried.

  136. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number eight - Aston Villa.

    Paul Lambert

    It's been a dire season in the Premier League but can Paul Lambert find some solace in the FA Cup? Villa have won the trophy seven times, but not since 1957.

  137. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    MOTD presenter Gary Lineker on BBC One

    Gary Lineker

    "You always want a good draw for your team, whether you're playing or a fan. Everyone will be watching intently and will be on tenterhooks."

  138. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number 16 - Middlesbrough.


    Secured a famous win at Manchester City at the weekend. Boro were in the semi-finals in 2006 and lost the final to Chelsea in 1997.

  139. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Vishnu Ladwa: Arsenal away to Reading please. I want to see 7-5 again!

  140. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    Did anybody do any work at school today? Or were you all just doing FA Cup draws?

  141. #getcarriedaway

    FA Cup draw

    Matty Goldsmith: My predictions for tonight...

  142. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number one - Crystal Palace.

    Marouane Chamakh

    Palace were 3-2 winners at Southampton at the weekend and have been drawn at home in the FA Cup just once in eight draws since 2010.

  143. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    We're asking for your close shaves with glory:

    Josh Jones: Our school footy team reached the national cup QFs, losing 1-0, missing out on a chance to play at the Ricoh Arena.

  144. "We want Man United"

    FA Cup draw


    Bradford's joint chairman Mark Lawn has revealed three good reasons why he hopes his club gets paired against Manchester United in tonight's FA Cup draw - should Louis van Gaal's side beat Cambridge in the replay.

    The League One club pulled off one of the biggest upsets of all time when coming back from two goals down against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to book their place in the fifth round with a remarkable 4-2 win.

    Lawn, whose wife Yvonne has been winning her own battle against bowel cancer, said: "I want Man United for my wife, she's a big Man United fan, co-chairman Julian Rhodes wants them for the money and Phil Parkinson wants them just from the playing point of view.

    "This year we gave Phil a million pounds more than we could afford (on playing budget), but he's repaid it.

    "Julian and I aren't stupid, we know we haven't got that kind of money to put in.

    "We were hoping Man United would sell Tom Cleverley and that the sell-on clause would help wipe out our deficit, but that's not happened yet.

    "But this current FA Cup run is worth £700,000 to us already."

    Bradford are number four in the draw, Manchester United or Cambridge are ball two.

  145. Text us on 81111

    Richard Atherton: After Man Utd continuously getting drawn against Premier League teams before this season, watch them get drawn against the lowest ranked team left!

    What - like this round?

  146. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number five - Derby County.

    Will Hughes

    A tricky trip for anyone to take on, Steve McClaren's side are fifth in the Championship and have had seven straight home draws in the FA Cup. The Rams won the Cup in 1946.

  147. Home bankers?

    FA Cup draw

    Derby are on a run of seven straight home draws in the FA Cup, but between 1949 and 1953 Luton Town were drawn at home 11 times in a row. What is the probability of that?

    Home draws

    Very, very slim.

    Have a play on our iwonder guide to find out.

  148. Text us on 81111

    Ben: Reading to draw Cambridge at home ... And to win the FA Cup! You heard it first here folks!

  149. World apart at Spotland

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Gary Rose at Spotland: "Rochdale versus Stoke. League One versus the Premier League. The club that claims to have the smallest budget in the Football League versus the club who last week broke into the world's top 30 rich list.

    "To highlight the financial gap between these two sides you need look no further than how they prepared for this tie.

    "While Mark Hughes and his Stoke players were training in the sun in Dubai, Rochdale staff were frantically shovelling snow from around Spotland as Chris Beech - the club's assistant boss - was ringing around the local leisure centres to try to book a training pitch.

    "We train in public places but it has been difficult to find a venue because they are all busy at the weekend," Beech told me last week.

    "Then you read that Stoke are warm-weather training in Dubai and that shows the massive difference between the two clubs."

    How the other half lives...

  150. LIVE NOW

    The One Show is now on BBC One and at the top of this page. The FA Cup draw will be happening at circa 19:20 GMT.

  151. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number 11 - Leicester City.

    Leicester City

    Leicester were surprise winners at Spurs last weekend to book their passage through to round five. Their last crack at a final came in 1969. Man had not yet walked on the moon.

  152. Text us on 81111

    Darren, Nottingham: By 'predictions' [18:37] does Craig Sadler mean he did his own FA Cup Draw with folded bits of paper in a bag? Seems a bit too precise to be anything else

  153. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number 12 - Arsenal.

    Aaron Ramsey

    The Gunners are holders and have won the Cup 11 times. Arsene Wenger has won it five times, he needs one more to equal George Ramsey's record with Aston Villa.

  154. In the hat

    FA Cup draw

    Ball number four - Bradford City.

    Bradford City

    The world and his wife have run out of superlatives for Bradford's achievement in beating Chelsea at the weekend. The Bantams went all the way to Wembley in the League Cup final in 2013, and won the FA Cup in 1911.

  155. Post update

    Reading always away? There are some quirky twists of fate when it comes to the FA Cup draw. Let's examine some...

  156. Text us on 81111

    Vicci: Any chance Reading could get a home tie? We've been drawn away 8 of last 10 ties.

    The guys who write the programmes rejoice at that Vicci...

  157. Still ill Hill?

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)

    Keith Hill

    Manager Keith Hill is the main injury concern for Rochdale ahead of the League One club's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Stoke.

    The boss is suffering from a virus and has been unable to work with his players all week.

    How much of an impact will that have? Let's hope Keith is feeling better.

  158. So close, and yet so far

    FA Cup draw

    Heading into round five, our remaining sides are two games away from Wembley (unless they need a replay.)

    But what's the nearest you've been to greatness? How close have you come to achieving something special - either sporting or otherwise - only to see it all go up in smoke?

    Sir Alan Sugar

    We like celebrating failure here. It's British.

    Get in touch at #bbcfacup pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  159. Post update

    Rochdale v Stoke (20:00 GMT)


    After the FA Cup draw, we have the final match in round four to negotiate.

    League One side Rochdale are in fine form and fancy their chances of yet another upset at home to Premier League side Stoke.

    Bojan at Spotland? Incredible scenes.

  160. Don't drop it!

    BBC Sport presenter Mark Chapman:

    "Bradford v Leicester, Arsenal v West Ham and Middlesboro v Cambridge or Man Utd in FA Cup draw rehearsal. Gary Lineker also dropped one of the balls."

  161. #getcarriedaway

    Chris Sadler: Made predictions today - can't wait for the actual draw.

    Draw prediction
  162. Ball numbers

    FA Cup draw

    FA Cup fifth-round draw numbers - Part II

    9. Reading

    10. Liverpool or Bolton

    11. Leicester City

    12. Arsenal

    13. Rochdale or Stoke City

    14. Sunderland or Fulham

    15. West Ham

    16. Middlesbrough

  163. Ball numbers

    FA Cup draw

    FA Cup fifth-round draw numbers - Part I

    1. Crystal Palace

    2. Cambridge United or Manchester United

    3. Blackburn Rovers

    4. Bradford City

    5. Derby County

    6. Preston North End or Sheffield United

    7. West Bromwich Albion

    8. Aston Villa

  164. Post update

    FA Cup draw

    BBC Sport's very own Gary Lineker will be drawing the magic balls from the hat at around 19:20 GMT as part of The One Show. You will be able to watch on BBC One and also in this very page.

    Here is a reminder of those key numbers. Jot them down.

  165. Get the balls in the bag

    FA Cup draw

    Patrick Bamford

    We're still coming down.

    After a frankly magnificent weekend of FA Cup shocks and upsets the list of Premier League casualties lies at 10, four sides in League One are still in the hat and even Cambridge United remain in with a shout.

    Tonight we enjoy the final tie of a classic fourth-round schedule when Rochdale host Stoke, but first we have the draw for the last 16.

    FA Cup draw

    Will the remaining big boys face each other? Could we be guaranteed a League One side in the quarter-finals? We shall find out soon...